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The Moody Blues


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3.84 | 380 ratings

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4 stars Another nice album cover, and this one featured some very strong tunes. 'Ride My Seesaw' has a very 60's British sound about it (not altogether surprising since it was 1968). It's driving with some very confident, bold guitar playing that showed they were a force to be reckoned with. Great harmonies, it takes you quickly into a dream world, ready for the story to be told about Dr. Livingstone. Then we have the mildly creepy sound effects of the door opening on 'House of four Doors', embellished masterfully by Pinder's synth hooks. Then there's a tribute to the 'Acid Man', Timothy Leary, where Ray Thomas shows us what a great flautist he is /was.

'Voices in the Sky' showed off Justin Haywards beautiful voice, and this was the highest charting track in Britain from this album.

(Thinking is) 'The best way to travel' had a slightly cheesy sound about it, with spacecraft sound effects. Then we're into the plaintive, atmospheric, anthemic 'Actor', again sung beautifully by Hayward, and for some time this was a staple of middle of the road FM radio.

We then have some of Graeme Edge's poetry, that sets the scene for the finale, the mystical 'Om', where the Moodies like the Beatles, show their mastery of the sitar, to produce a very Eastern, meditative sound. This is a good album, although it sounds a lot more dated than 'To Our Children's Children's Children', which was released just a year later (in November '69, not 1970 according to this site, though that may be for the USA) in England.

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