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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

4.06 | 12 ratings

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4 stars This dvd has its ups and downs.


Sometimes the band seems a litle bit tired. But when everything you see in front of you is a (whole) lot of midle- age fat ladies and bald heads you can feel frustrated.

There's a lot of tracks from the current "new" album, what is a low point. Although this is artistically acceptable, these new tracks are just denying the deserved space to a lot of classics (Core 7 ones).

Ray Thomas: the Lodge-Hayward partnership finished to Thomas part as a creative member of the band and solo musician. He looks like a member of the support band in a lot of songs (but this is a result of the way things moved after Mike Pinder left the band and can be seen as early as in the Moraz albums and tours).

Mike Pinder: I missed his songs a lot.


this is the best and most comprehensive Moodies live album (even with the addition of the new tracks), althugh it culd be far better.

The band is in good shape (considering their age and excluding Graham Edge).

The orchestra is better than the red Rocks one (and better mixed).

It's a very good way of presenting the band and its music to a new audience, if they aren't prejudiced by the musicians looks and ages.

Conclusion: a 3.5 stars dvd for me. I have the album and the video and recommend both to any Moodies fan, even if you are a newbie in this wonderful world.

PS: But pay attention: the heart and soul of the Moody Blues live cand be felt better in the recent-released Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970. Sometimes the production of this album is awful, but hey, this is an historical document from the era between DoFP and AQoB. Unfortunatelly we don't have (yet, I hope) an album from their 1974 Japan tour. This could be their best live album easily.

moodyxadi | 4/5 |


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