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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

2.77 | 72 ratings

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3 stars The Moody Blues' fourteenth studio album "Keys of the Kingdom" from 1991 is in my opinion a quite pleasant work and as the band uses to, alse this album is well produced and intelligent in many ways. The music isn't what I would say progressive in any particular meaning, but I can hear influences from Beatles, Genesis and others still, in the vocals and in the instrumentation.

"Shadows on the wall" has something of John Lennon in it and I love the closer "Never blame the rainbows for the rain". It is a joyfull and poetic work. All tracks are very smooth and poppy. They are done to serve the common ear musical food, and it is presented is quite an orchestrated version. "Say it with love" and "Bless the wings" are two more examples of good tracks on"Keys of the Kingdom". The Moody Blues has gone away from their glory days of weird pop music, but what I most take with me from this one is that the band still plays, and does it good.

Justin Hayward, Graeme Edge, John Lodge and Patrick Moraz should have the credit for this decent album with a not very interesting cover picture where we se mountains and the Moody Blues' sign over them. There are a lot of guest musicians who make the sound powerful even if the compositions aren't. I think my rating will follow in a line of many others who has done the same, by saying this album is okey, but its intentions doesn't go further than that. Three stars!

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |


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