The Original 7ven, the band formally known as â€œThe Timeâ€, released their new album, â€œCondensateâ€ yesterday and had a special screening of the bands documentary at the Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. The Original 7ven are the original band members of â€œThe Timeâ€ which included Morris Day, Jerome Benton, Jesse Johnson, Jellybean Johnson, Monte Moir, and the producing team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
The documentary was a look at the band that has been together for 30 years. From their begins in Minnesota in 1981 to the new album. The band was formed when Prince wanted to put a pop-funk band together and got members from a band called, â€œFlyte Timeâ€ which feature Jellybean Johnson, Monte Moir, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis with Morris Day who had played with Prince in the band â€œGrand Centralâ€ to form â€œThe Timeâ€. They went on road with Prince on a couple occasions but had difficulties when Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were fired from the band by Prince for producing music for other artist such as the SOS band. The Time continued with new members releasing albums and a costarring role in the movie â€œPurple Rainâ€ which helped the band reach to higher heights.
We move forward to 2008 when the band reunited on the Grammy Award show appearing with Rihanna singing â€œJungle Loveâ€ and decided to work on the newly released album, â€œCondensate.â€ This is the bands first studio album in 21 years. â€œWe called the album Condensate because when you leave a bottle on a table it is cool inside but the outside of the bottle, some people call it sweat, but it is Condensate,â€ said Morris Day who named the new album. The first track form the new album â€œ#Trendinâ€ is a great classic sound that is totally to The Time.
The new album, â€œCondensateâ€ is available now and is a must to add to your music collection. Currently Best Buy is offering the documentary as an exclusive with the purchase of the album. The Original 7ven will also be performing tonight at Club Nokia at the LA Live complex in Los Angeles. Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster.com and the Club Nokia box office.