Sitting On The Top Of Time

Album: Sitting On The Top Of Time (2009)
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  • Jim McCarty spent five years a the drummer for The Yardbirds before forming the progressive rock group Renaissance. He released a solo album in 1994 called Out of the Dark, and then Sitting On The Top Of Time in 2009. The album sounds much more like Renaissance than The Yardbirds, and this track features a bass flute by Ron Korb, who produced the album with McCarty. A very spiritual person with an interest in Buddhism, McCarty told us in our 2010 interview: "'Sitting On Top of Time' is about just living in the present moment. I always felt somehow that everything I did was about being in front of time. In fact, I was maybe having ideas that were too advanced for people to understand, and then I suddenly had this thought that suddenly I was sitting on top of time, so I would say right on the time. Difficult to explain it. But it's about living in the present moment, everything coming from that state of mind."

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