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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

3.85 | 398 ratings

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3 stars An ok, yet very disappointing follow up to their previous work. This album is less symphonic, and tends to be more psychedelic. It still has the same structure since it is a concept album in which all the tracks connect to each other perfectly. The problem with this album is lack of consistent quality (the second half starts to fall apart) and being uninteresting in moments.

1). Departure is a short noisy introduction.

2. Ride my see-saw 7/0 : This is the best track from the album. IT is a hit single, and it does not disappoint. Good rocker with the usual rich vocal harmonies.

3. Dr. Livingstone, I presume? 6/10 beatlesque decent pop song. A normal common Moody blues-style song with a nice guitar solo.

4. House of four doors pt1+pt2 6.5/10 : the most progressive song of this album. I slightly get bothered by those door special effects, but the good music (good mellotron and lots of variety) redeems it. Every time you hear the door, the music changes completely to a different style.

5. Legend of a mind 7/10 : an intelligently made , long and developed piece. 'timothy Leary's dead ... NOOOOnononoooo' is a great harmonious vocal hook. There is a lot to like in this piece, and the mellotron soars.

7. Voices in the sky 4/10 : An ok, yet nothing special, moody blues track. It is relatively simple, and nothing to write about.

8. The best way to travel 2/10 : An pop song with a disappointing synth usage to imitate the doppler effect of cars passing by and a horrid pulsating sound in the second half of the song.

9. Visions of paradise 4/10 : A flute melody begins the song, and the vocal harmonies begin to back it up. An average song that does not hold my attention.

10. The actor 4.5/10: another average pop song like the previous three songs. The melodies, and musicianship are nothing special, but they get better in the second half of the song. The acoustic guitar is pleasant.

11. The word : a narration

12. Om 5/10 : A very eastern influenced song which sounds uplifting and spiritual.

Approach this album with caution. If you like bombastic progressive rock, I doubt you will be amazed in this record. This is an album of good simple music.

My Grade : C-

Zitro | 3/5 |


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