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The Moody Blues - The Lost Performance: Live in Paris '70 CD (album) cover


The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

2.20 | 19 ratings

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1 stars Avoid it! This is not a concert, but a television show, and a very poorly filmed one (only two cameras operating) and most of the songs are plain lip-synchs. The miming is sometimes hardly convincing, since the band are obviously confusing the studio versions with the current live versions and forget about the backing vocals that appear from nowhere. Justin Hayward is the one who cares the least, but - to give him his due - a couple of his compositions do feature the live lead vocals (e.g. "Nights in White Satin", "Tuesday Afternoon", and "Are You Sitting Comfortably?" where he confuses the order of the verses). Sometimes the mikes are on despite the presence of the studio vocals ("Ride My See Saw"), which pushes the backing track further to the back, leaving the vocal harmonies awfully over-prominent. Other blunders include the whole band's false start to one of the "Ride My See Saw" verses and Thomas' live flute on "Are You Sitting Comfortably?" being slightly out of tune with the studio one. There is little to justify the word "live" in the title. Don't get fooled!
gero | 1/5 |


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