Along with the other new songs on The Best Of Both Worlds
- "Up for Breakfast" and "Learning to See" - "It's About Time" is a great example of Eddie Van Halen's talents on rhythm guitar. "I think he was taking his rhythm to new heights later on in his career," says Brad Tolinski
, author of the book Eruption
. "And what's really interesting about it – and it may be why those songs were never big hits or popular – is how the rhythm guitar part is constantly evolving throughout these songs. It's not repetitive in any way – it keeps on creating variations on itself. It's fascinating just to listen to the rhythm playing on those tracks, and on Van Halen III
. He really evolved as a rhythm player."