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LONG DISTANCE VOYAGER

The Moody Blues

 

Crossover Prog

3.29 | 185 ratings

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Gatot
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2 stars My only chief reason to purchase the cassette version of this album because my prog friend told me that Patrick Moraz (Refugee, Yes) played keyboard right here with this release. My expectation was really high on it as I expected something like Sound Chaser in Yes Relayer or Grand Canyon of Refugee would appear as one of the tracks in this album. Unfortunately I was very disappointed as I got none of my expectations fulfilled. The music was just flat to me emotionally and I tended to feel like it's another bad album by The Moody Blues. Of course I was a bit impressed with the opening track The Voice (5:18) which is actually not a bad composition, continued with Talking out of turn (7:18) which in ways convince me that this album is different than the previous one "Octave".

But as I spin the album many times I feel there has been something missing with it, there is nothing that makes my emotion stirred by the music and I am very sure that this is caused by the lack of nice melodies across all tracks here. Yes, you can have good composition where this album has proven it. But it seems so flat when there is barely nice melody produced from the music. I only enjoy the piano or keyboard work by Moraz but there is nothing peculiar demonstrated from the 10 tracks featured in this album. So, this album is only suitable for those big fans of The Moody Blues or the Collectors. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 2/5 |

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