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EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR

The Moody Blues

 

Crossover Prog

3.50 | 200 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
5 stars This was a return to the band's signature orchestral sound which had become thier trademark. For many reasons it has become an absolute favourite of mine as it contains their most tender lyrics and touching melodies.

The album starts with "Procession" which depicts the "evolution" of music. It's a fascinating number which was written by all the band members. I especially love the flute, organ and mellotron parts at the end before the guitar leads it on to "The Story In Your Eyes". Hayward's voice is as glorious and passionate as ever here as well as on the deep, dramatic "You Can Never Go Home". The more gentle songs like the syrupy "Our Guessing Game", "Emily's Song" and the whimsical "Nice To Be Here" ooze with charm.

"One More Time To Live" is a particularly striking song. It emotionally brings to mind the beautiful things about the world we live in, as well as the craziness of mankind. The simply beautiful "My Song" marks the last "Moodies" song to feature the Mellotron.

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour is a very warm, heartsome and genuine record. It isn't plastic or contrived in any way. Some critics say that the lush sounds are too much like previous albums but true lovers of The Moody Blues like this reviewer can't get enough of that atmospheric beauty. 5 stars for sure.

Frankie Flowers | 5/5 |

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