One of the finest and most accessible examples of psychedelic rock & roll to grace the radio airwaves, "Time Has Come Today" has an interesting history. Written over two years before its ultimate recording and release, the song's original version was cut in 1966 and rejected by Columbia Records. This version is now available on the Time Has Come collection. The better-known version is on the album of the same name. An Afro-rock masterpiece, it's guided by a fabulously simple and spacy guitar riff. The lyrics are a meditation of the acid-magnified state of mind and union of the time. The extended album version became one of the first examples of what was to become known as an "underground radio" staple. The earlier, alternate version is equally demented and worth seeking out on the Sony/Legacy collection.