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IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD

The Moody Blues

 

Crossover Prog

3.82 | 287 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars In search of a certain style, it is definitely what the band is looking for.

Their first three albums don't have anything related. Gone is the orchestra (good news) from "Days". This album is more related with some good psychedelia ("Ride My See-Saw") and less powerful songs as "Dr. Livingstone, I presume" which is fully "Sgt. Pepper's" oriented.

Some discreet mellotron during "House Of Four Doors" is the best you'll get out that tune. Of course, there are many doors to open here. Kind of a musical "Myst" (the great computer game).

The mood is definitely psychedelic. But don't expect any masterpiece la "Pepper's" or even a work close to ."Piper". It is almost plagiarism I would say. But not bad. It is my description of "Legend Of A Wind" featuring a pleasant flute passage and which is one of my fave. A more complex song writing for the longest track of this album.

Some "Indian" sounds to introduce the pastoral "Voices In The Sky" (a deeper investigation into Indian music is experienced during "Om"). The remaining songs from this album is repetitive business. If ever you like second tier experiences, go and get this one. I am more inclined to first class ones even if the mood of this album is pleasant, it doesn't hold sufficient good (there aren't great ones) songs.

Some pleasant musical moments, yes. But nothing really fancy ("Visions Of Paradise").Two stars, no more.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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