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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

3.85 | 443 ratings

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The Lost Chord
5 stars 10/10 Masterpiece

Here it is!!!!!! The reason I am into good music. So, I guess I can be a little bias, but that is not without first realizing that this is STILL a masterpiece of music and is just absolutely brilliant in ever way. My bias leads to this being higher than mighty and just a crown achievment of purest genius and awesomeness. Ok, you get the point, I love this album to death and it is a complete classic for me, family and friends alike. The music and sound of The Moody Blues is in full force on "In Search..." and there are moods and auras on here worth scientific study...they are INCREDIBLE. The sound of the moodies is a love or hate I guess, and I adore it, and this album is drenched in beauty.

I love every track on this album, if I had to pick a weakest point it would be "Dr. Livingston..", although I still think it is a great song it does not live up to the other genius of the album as a whole. I don't really know what to say about this one, I am almost speachless, I cannot really get across how I feel on it. Tracks like "House of Four Doors...", "The Actor", and "Visions of Paradise" just destroy my emotions and are musical productions of unheard quality. Justin Hayward is quite possibly the best male vocalist in human history, Mike Pinder a genius mellotron and passion master (my favorite member of the band), John Lodge and Ray Thomas peices of the vocal and instrumental power, and Grame Edge's unforgettable spoken moments and great drumming. This album ties the moodies together in a TRUE prog scene, with "Days..." being a great experiment but not fully intending on "sounding" proggish. This album brings the moodies into the whole concept album scene and they are one of the first bands to create a true masterwork around it.

Listen to this album, play it for your family, yoru will stick with you/them for eternity. I don't really know exactly what the album is about, and I don't really care, because the mystery of the songs and aura is just magnificant. I will listen to this album over and over and always feel nostalgic and peaceful...The Moody Blues brilliance continues...

The Lost Chord | 5/5 |


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