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PRELUDE

The Moody Blues

 

Crossover Prog

2.49 | 11 ratings

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Atkingani
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2 stars Well, here is a bunch of some old and/or forgotten MB songs. all average and all hearable. Some also precedes the famed "Days Of Future Passed" production. Die-hard Moodie fans will love it, closed-mind progheads will probably disdain it, but take in account that even when they sound R&B, they sound different - their signature is indelible.

Noticeable tracks are:
'Fly me high', a strong opener, dated 1966 or something like it, has an impressive intro with fine guitar action and that typical mid-60s drum beat which is truly catchy.
'I really haven't got the time' is pure rock 'n' roll flavored with blues spices and nice piano working.
'Leave this man alone' resembles some contemporary HOLLIES' song and the result is very interesting.
'Simple game' could be dubbed a proto-prog ballad and shows certain similarities with 'My song' from "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" album although it's apparently older.
Flute and vocals in 'Gimme a little something' are worthy to be heard.
'Long Summer days' brings back the bluesy smell joined with some psychedelic interludes and another great piano work.

Other songs aren't bad but add few to the album and 'Late lament', the final part of 'Nights in white satin', is unable to shine when left alone.

A good album indeed but capable only to please MOODY BLUES aficionados. Total: 2.

Atkingani | 2/5 |

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