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1.23 | 7 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Bless The Wings (That bring You Back) (Orchestral Mix) (3:59)
2. Bless The Wings (That bring You Back) (Album Version) (5:10)

Total Time 9:09


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Line-up / Musicians

- Graeme Edge / drums
- Justin Hayward / guitars, vocals
- John Lodge / bass, acoustic guitar, vocals
- Patrick Moraz / keyboards

- Guy Barker / trumpet
- Pete Beachhill / trombone
- Paul Bliss / drum & keyboard program
- Bias Boschell / drum & keyboard programming
- Andy Duncan / drums
- Nigel Hitchcock / tenor saxophone
- Jamie Talbot / Alto saxophone
- Tony Visconti / string arrangements
- Pro Arte Orchestra of London conducted by Anne Dudley

Releases information

Polydor CDP 529

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Review by Evolver
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1 stars In the sixties and early seventies, The Moody Blues were huge. Their music was unique, and quite haunting. Since their resurgence in 1978, their music has been slowly stripped down to the point where by the time of this release (from the album Keys Of The Kingdom, members of the classic lineup keyboardist/vocalist Mike Pinder and flautist/vocalist Ray Thomas were long gone, and the music was fodder for the bland adult contemporary radio stations that hired over the hill actresses like Teri Garr to advertise for them. The addition of Matrick Moraz on keyboards may have softened the decline, but did not stop the inevitable.

The two versions of the song on this single are as bland and unmemorable as the title suggests. The first "orchestral" version is not orchestral at all. It is Justin Hayward singing with a sequenced backing track. It's probaby the demo version of the song. The album version is slightly better, having real musicians playing. But the song itself is syrupy pap.

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1 stars Typical late Moody Blues- poppy and dull. I listened to this online 3 times and I still remember nothing about it. I have not heard this on the album (different version?), so I can only judge by what is here. What is here is lame. For some reason this sounds like an Asia love ballad from somet ... (read more)

Report this review (#306733) | Posted by mohaveman | Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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