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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

3.53 | 320 ratings

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4 stars "A Question of Balance" is the fifth album of a classical series comprising 7 albums recorded and released by The Moody Blues between 1967 and 1972; this series is sometimes called 'core 7' or 'classical 7'.

In fact these 7 works deserves a boxset with all covers and other art works, lyrics, comments together with a DVD with live performances, interviews and so on.

This album is probably the most uneven of the MB's classical, with a tremendous opening track, 'Question', a perfect example of a short prog-song must be, followed by many forgettable although fairly listenable songs.

'Don't you feel small' and 'Melancholy man' are above the average and 'The balance', the ending track, could be better explored.

As always happens for MB's works (prog or not) musicianship is great, one of the highest points of the album.

There's no chance of disdaining this album in a prog collection, so the rating rises from 3 to 4. Recommended after all.

Atkingani | 4/5 |


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