Originally Posted by MacShadowsBall
I really feel that Christine and Billy should both have been more the focus in the new "frontline", but with Christine not wanting to tour and apparently Billy leaving then returning late in the making of the album, I guess it wasn't really possible. Though they did have good chemistry and had a few songs and kinda a history together. And essentially ignoring Behind the Mask album was a mistake, definitely!
The Time album is so schizophrenic...or maybe just bi-polar.
If you look at the musicians who performed on the Time album, there are sessions players who are exclusive to Christine's songs. Her contributions were esssentially solo songs created in a vacuum, with a distinct difference from the rest of the band.
They intended to be a viable working band. Christine just used the album as a vehicle to get some songs produced and released. Granted, her inclusion gave the album a (limited) market appeal that otherwise would have sunk the album to an even lower status.