Orpheus - "Can't Find The Time" (1969 TV Performance)





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Bruce Arnold and his band Orpheus perform their hit single "Can't Find The Time" in late 1969. This lip-synced performance was shot for a television show, which aired in the New England area only weeks after MGM re-released the original single. This was nearly two years after it's first issue.

This second release actually charted higher (Billboard #80). Unfortunately MGM still managed to fumble the promotion and took months to distribute the re-issued single to radio stations. Records show that although "Can't Find The Time" was in heavy rotation on the East Coast and spent weeks on the Top 10 playlists of many radio stations across the country, stations in the Midwest and West Coast did not receive the single in time for their airplays to be added to Billboard's national chart tabulations.

As with the original release in January of '68, the inept promotion department at MGM again mistimed the single's impact and any momentum Orpheus could have gathered from the re-issued single was lost. Several months later, Bruce Arnold disbanded the original Orpheus and hired a new group of musicians which included the legendary drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. Purdie was no stranger to Arnold's music as he was, in fact, the uncredited player on Orpheus' debut album as well as all of their subsequent singles.

Written and arranged by Arnold, "Can't Find The Time" (a.k.a. "Can't Find The Time To Tell You") is now widely recognized as a timeless classic. It has been covered by dozens of artists including Hootie & The Blowfish. Hootie's version appears in the Farelly Brothers film, "Me, Myself & Irene" starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger.

Bruce Arnold lives in Marin County, California and has recorded a new album with plans for a future Orpheus project featuring original members Howard Hersh, Elliot Sherman and Bernard Purdie.

The new album available now features the late great Brad Delp (Boston) as well as David Freiberg (Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Starship), Jerry Harrison (The Talking Heads), Darby Slick (The Great Society, Jefferson Airplane) and the Tiger Okoshi horn section.

Orpheus fans are invited to contact Bruce via his e-mail
bruce@orpheusband.com or on Facebook:


Performers on film:

Bruce Arnold (lead guitar / vocals)
Jack McKennes (guitar / vocals)
Eric Gulliksen (bass / vocals)
Harry Sandler (drums)

Performers on recording (partial):

Bruce Arnold (lead guitar / vocals)
Jack McKennes (guitar / vocals)
Eric Gulliksen (vocals)
Joe Mack (a.k.a. Joe Macho Jr.) (bass)
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums)

Original single release:

"Can't Find The Time" / "Lesley's World"
MGM US single (K 13882) 1968 - Black Label

Reissued singles:

"Can't Find The Time" / "Lesley's World"
MGM US single (K 13882 - Reissue) 1969 - Blue & Gold "Yin Yang" Label

"Can't Find The Time" / "Brown Arms In Houston"
MGM US Single (KGC 208) 1974 - Golden Circle

"Can't Find The Time" / "Brown Arms In Houston"
MGM US Single (MVG 529) 1978 - Band of Gold

"Can't Find The Time" / "Brown Arms In Houston"
Polydor US Single (MVG 529) 1979 - Band of Gold

"Can't Find The Time"
Rock'n Mania (RMGD-2424A) 1985

Song also appears on:

Orpheus (MGM SE-4524) 1968 LP
Orpheus (MGM C 8071) 1968 LP
WOR FM: Solid Gold (POST-7001) 1970 LP
Core of Rock: Vol. 3 (MGM SE-4779) 1971 LP
WPOP: Hear Here, Vol. 2 (POST-7207) 1971 LP
Fallin' In Love (SMI 2-13K) 1978 LP
Chronicles - The Deluxe Anthology Series: Vol. 1 (Polygram 551) 1992
The Best of Orpheus (ACE CDWIK2143) 1995 CD
Bosstown Sound 1968: The Music & The Time (ACE CDWIK2167) 1995 CD
Dick Bartley Presents On The Radio: Vol. 4 (Varese 5974) 1998
Me, Myself & Irene - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Elektra 62512-2) 2000
City Rocks: Boston (City Rocks/Sony 9268) 2000
The Best of The Boston Sound (Varese 66235) 2001
The Complete Orpheus (Akarma AK 155) 2001 CD
The Very Best of Orpheus (Varese 66236) 2001 CD

Digital downloads of Orpheus music are being offered by Iris Music Group (IMG). The mixes on these releases do not match the original LP's and in many cases, a digital echo effect has been added. Furthermore, IMG has deliberately changed the artist's names in an attempt to circumvent royalties. Bruce Arnold does not endorse or recommend these dishonest and sonically substandard releases.

The name "Orpheus" is a Registered Trade Mark of Bruce Arnold Music (BAM, Inc.).

"Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."


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