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EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR

The Moody Blues

 

Crossover Prog

3.50 | 208 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
4 stars "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" is The Moody Blues' seventh studio album and I consider it an improvement from the last record "A Question of Balance". It was released as early as 1971 and was the second last album before the band's break. As before I must praise the cover picture which is dramatic and tasteful with a blue background and a significant couple of humans in the front. The musicians in The Moody Blues was as before Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Michael Pinder, Ray Thomas and Graeme Edge. The band seems to have a calm and harmonic balance without shifting members all the time.

Every good boy deserves favour in im my eyes a very nice and unusualy positive and praiseworthy record. The songs are neat and the have often simple, pleasant melodies which are performed in a sophisticated way by the band. The first item: "Procession" is experimental and heavy, and great, even if the intro of "Our Childrens childrens children" is better. This track has holy organs in the end that give classical associations(8/10). "The story in your eyes"(8/10) then is a fast and clever pop song with siginificant hitting guitars. "Our guessing game" is fine and poppy(7/10) and "Emily's song" are even more cheesy(6/10). "After you came" which comes later is the album's best song. That track isn't directly progressive but I like the heavyness and it's perfection. The melody is great(9/10). "One more time to live" is longer and has a nice sound(6/10) and "Nice to be here" is an okey song(6/10) too. The closing of the album is a good one. "You can never go home" has wonderous intentions(7/10) and "My song" is one of the album's most experimental and best tracks with a returning melody and a variation in the middle.

The result of my two listenings gives the result 3,6 for me. I therefore will give the record four stars even if it's not a strong four. This is The Moody Blues third best record(this far in my listening) after their fifth and second records. The best songs are "After you came", "My song", "Procession" and "The Story in your eyes" and I especially recommend these.

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |

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