This was the second single released from the album "Tyranny >For You<", following closely on the heels of the single "Tragedy >For You<". It had a memorable video release and will forever be linked as the "noise maker" video in the movie "Singe White Female."
"Rhythm of Time" was released in various formats (which of course will be spotlighted later)...including 7", 12", CD, and cassette singles. It was not released as a 7" vinyl in the United States.
The single contains one track not featured on the other formats: the Orb's "Messengers From Neptune" mix, which clocks in at an astounding 8'39". It can be found on legitimate and bootleg CDs.
Here is presented versions from Europe proper (here with a promo Play It Again Sam letter in German), France, and Spain. All three have the same front cover art: the gorgeous red background with the Tyranny "Time" symbol, but mainly differing in the back sleeve artwork with different logos, bar codes, etc. The back sleeve has some of the most striking 242 images, featuring beloved "swimmer" art, seen previously with "Never Stop!"
The Spanish version has different vinyl art. This type of minutiae likely only to appeal to the hardcore 242 collector!
Side One (A): Rhythm of Time-7" 3'32" [45 rpm]
Side Two (B): Rhythm of Time-Messengers From Neptune 8'39" [33 rpm]
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First is the "RRE" Version. It has the catalogue number: RRE 13
|Rhythm of Time Front Sleeve RRE Version|
|Rhythm of Time Back Sleeve RRE Version|
|Rhythm of Time Vinyl Side One|
|Rhythm of Time Vinyl Side Two|
|PIAS Promotional Letter|
|Rhythm of Time Back Sleeve Remark (French) Version|
|Remark Version Vinyl Side One|
|Remark Version Vinyl Side Two|
Finally, here is the Spanish version on Nuevos Medios Records. It has the catalogue number: 60 570. This copy appears to be a promotional one as it has a promotional stamp, which is very faint in the pictures, that reads something like: "Discoteca; Radio Popular De Salamanca". Here the vinyl disc art is the most different, and the most unattractive:
|Rhythm of Time Front Sleeve Spanish Version with promo? stamp on cover|
|Rhythm of Time Back Sleeve Spanish Version|
|Spanish Version Side A|
|Spanish Version Side B|