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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

4.17 | 778 ratings

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4 stars While this album is very poppish and is not complex, it takes several listens for it to sink in. It is a classical symphonic pop album of the 60s that on its own created a road towards symphonic rock. It is a concept album ,and all the songs are connected together by Orchestra solo sections.

"The day begins" starts this album and shows in a symphonic introduction all the melodies that will be later heard in the album. "Dawn" is a dark mellow track that melds pop and classical music. The male vocalist is very talented and he sings in beautiful melodies. "Morning" is an upbeat track with a happy and extremely catchy melody played with string instruments." Lunch" is a fast tempo track with great vocal harmonies. "Afternoon" is a highlight, which shows that a song doesn't have to be complex in order to love it. It has great mellotron work, simple, yet effective percussion, and soaring vocals. "Evening" has excellent acoustic guitar work, driving rhythms, and a great chorus, and is separated into three different sections. This is the song that sound closest to the Beatles. "Night in White Satin" is easily the strongest Moody Blues track, and my favourite ballad of all times. It is perfect and accessible. Its lyrics tell of unrequited love making this song melancholic. The verses have great melodies backed by a mellotron, and the choruses of 'I love you!" are some of the best choruses I have ever heard in my life! The instrumental break is gorgeous with a flute solo and the album ends in the same way it started ... dominated by an Orchestra.

1. The day begins (7/10) 2. Dawn: Dawn is a feeling (8/10) 3. Morning: another Morning (6/10) 4. Lunch break: peak hour (6.5/10) 5. Tuesday afternoon (forever afternoon) (8.5/10) 6. Evening: the sun set: twilight time (7.5/10) 7. Night: nights in white satin (11/10) (masterpiece rating)

My grade : B

Zitro | 4/5 |


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