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LONG DISTANCE VOYAGER

The Moody Blues

 

Crossover Prog

3.32 | 215 ratings

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Easy Livin
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4 stars The return of the veteran cosmic rockers

With Patrick Moraz ensconced on keyboards, the Moody Blues came up with a really strong, diverse offering. There's more power to many of the tracks here than on previous (and subsequent) albums, and this combined with some first class song writing makes for a most enjoyable collection. Even slower tracks such as the excellent "Talking out of turn" have much more substance to them, mainly as a result of the combination Moraz keyboards plus orchestra providing the backing. As is the norm with Moraz appearances on Moody Blues albums, he never really takes the limelight, preferring to provide layers on which the rest can build.

The album opens with a typical up tempo number, "The voice" but the album has a better mix than usual of faster numbers and melodic ballads. Tracks such as "Gemini Dream" "Meanwhile" and "Veteran Cosmic Rocker" all find the Moodies pushing the pace along, while "In my world" is another fine example of the their ability to produce harmonious and melodic softer numbers.

A really fine album, highly recommended for those who enjoy this lighter style of music.

Easy Livin | 4/5 |

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