he Time Has Come' is an absolute master class on words and guitar twisting into one another / the poetry goes beyond simple observation into deeply personal and profound lore. A timeless document of sweet and haunting melodies. My favourite record of all time.' Ryley Walker. Offering some of her first original compositions, he Time Has Come' was a break from tradition in more ways than one for Anne Briggs. Where previous recordings displayed the unaccompanied melodies of her voice, this album / originally released by CBS in 1971 / brings additional instrumentation in the form of guitar and bouzouki. The result is that her vocals are not submerged, but heightened / the plucked strings providing the perfect foil for her crystalline inflection. he Time Has Come' is a mix of Anne's own songs alongside some notable covers *Lal Waterson, Steve Ashley, Stan Ellison, Henry McCulloch(. All are graced with the quietly self/assured elegance of Anne's playing, with sounds ranging from the breezy lea Caught A Rabbit' to the terrible beauty of ishing Well' . To say that Anne was an accomplished picker is to do her something of an disservice / the intricacy of her finger/work rivals / and more often than not eclipses / any number of her contemporaries.