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THE MOODY BLUES

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Formed in 1964 in Birmingham, UK - Suspended activity between 1974 and 1977 - Still active as of 2017

Imitation. Innovation. Sensation. That pretty much sums up the first phase of THE MOODY BLUES. Their 1965 debut, "The Magnificent Moodies", was your standard British Invasion record; R&B covers and originals from Mike Pinder and Denny Laine that included an earlier #1 hit single, "Go Now". In 1967, Justin Hayward and John Lodge replaced Laine and Rod Clarke, and what followed was the stunningly original "Days of Future Passed".

Featuring orchestral arrangements and introducing to many ears the transcendent tones of the mellotron, that work almost single-handedly set the stage for the progressive rock movement. Subsequent albums confirmed the band's status as England's newest sensation: "On The Threshold of a Dream", "A Question of Balance", "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" and "Seventh Sojourn" all hit #1. Hibernation of a sort followed in the mid '70s, as each member of the band released solo albums (Hayward and Lodge had the most success with their 1975 effort, "BLUE JAYS")!

The band regrouped in the '80s and picked up where they left off (commercially anyway) with "Long Distance Voyager". Though the '90s found the Moodies less of a commercial force than a cult band, the group still tours and releases albums on occasion (including 1999's "Strange Times"). Their mix of sentimentalism and existentialism still resonates with listeners today, a point perhaps best made when the band was invited to play themselves on that most trendy of television shows, The Simpsons.

See also: HAYWARD & LODGE

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THE MOODY BLUES top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.30 | 93 ratings
The Magnificent Moodies [Aka: The Beginning]
1965
4.18 | 857 ratings
Days of Future Passed
1967
3.83 | 430 ratings
In Search of the Lost Chord
1968
3.77 | 364 ratings
On The Threshold Of A Dream
1969
4.09 | 404 ratings
To Our Children's Children's Children
1969
3.52 | 308 ratings
A Question of Balance
1970
3.55 | 305 ratings
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
1971
3.71 | 288 ratings
Seventh Sojourn
1972
2.75 | 151 ratings
Octave
1978
3.31 | 212 ratings
Long Distance Voyager
1981
3.03 | 127 ratings
The Present
1983
2.25 | 107 ratings
The Other Side Of Life
1986
2.42 | 86 ratings
Sur La Mer
1988
2.78 | 79 ratings
Keys Of The Kingdom
1991
2.60 | 84 ratings
Strange Times
1999
2.53 | 66 ratings
December
2003

THE MOODY BLUES Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.12 | 59 ratings
Caught Live + 5
1977
3.48 | 39 ratings
A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphonic Orchestra
1993
3.80 | 29 ratings
Hall of Fame - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2000
2000
3.67 | 17 ratings
Lovely To See You Live
2005
2.80 | 19 ratings
Live At The BBC: 1967 - 1970
2007
3.42 | 21 ratings
Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
2008
4.21 | 5 ratings
The Days of Future Passed Live
2018

THE MOODY BLUES Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

3.29 | 9 ratings
Legend of a Band
1990
3.31 | 24 ratings
A Night At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony Orchestra (DVD)
1993
4.06 | 12 ratings
Hall Of Fame
2000
2.18 | 18 ratings
The Lost Performance: Live in Paris '70
2004
3.35 | 16 ratings
Lovely To See You Live (DVD)
2005
2.61 | 10 ratings
Live at Montreux 1991
2005
4.02 | 10 ratings
Classic Artists: The Moody Blues
2006
3.56 | 18 ratings
Threshold of a Dream - Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
2009
4.05 | 3 ratings
Days of Future Passed Live
2018

THE MOODY BLUES Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.64 | 6 ratings
Go Now - Moody Blues #1 [Aka: In The Beginning]
1965
4.33 | 59 ratings
This Is The Moody Blues
1974
2.41 | 8 ratings
Voices In The Sky - The best of The Moody Blues
1985
2.57 | 18 ratings
Prelude
1987
3.89 | 10 ratings
Greatest Hits
1989
4.25 | 24 ratings
Time Traveller (Box set)
1994
1.18 | 2 ratings
True Story
1996
3.11 | 10 ratings
The Best Of Moody Blues
1997
2.16 | 6 ratings
The Moody Blues Anthology
1998
2.79 | 6 ratings
The Best of Moody Blues - 20th Century Masters
2000
3.81 | 7 ratings
The Singles +
2000
4.00 | 1 ratings
Ballads
2003
4.50 | 2 ratings
Say It With Love
2003
3.89 | 9 ratings
Gold
2005
4.50 | 2 ratings
Moody Blues Collected
2007
4.50 | 2 ratings
Playlist Plus
2008
4.83 | 6 ratings
Timeless Flight
2013
3.22 | 4 ratings
Timeless Flight
2013
5.00 | 1 ratings
Timeless Flight
2013

THE MOODY BLUES Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.75 | 4 ratings
Steal Your Heart Away
1964
3.17 | 6 ratings
Go Now!
1964
2.50 | 4 ratings
I Don't Want to Go On Without You
1965
2.75 | 4 ratings
Everyday
1965
3.67 | 3 ratings
The Moody Blues E.P.
1965
2.88 | 6 ratings
From The Bottom Of My Heart
1965
2.50 | 4 ratings
Boulevard De La Madelaine
1966
4.55 | 22 ratings
Nights In White Satin
1967
3.00 | 4 ratings
Life's Not Life
1967
3.25 | 4 ratings
Fly Me High
1967
3.24 | 10 ratings
Voices in the Sky
1968
4.00 | 12 ratings
Tuesday Afternoon
1968
3.85 | 14 ratings
Ride My See-Saw
1968
3.86 | 7 ratings
Voices In The Sky
1968
3.23 | 7 ratings
Never Comes the Day
1969
3.78 | 9 ratings
Watching and Waiting
1969
4.71 | 15 ratings
Melancholy Man
1970
4.17 | 16 ratings
Question
1970
4.00 | 8 ratings
The Story In Your Eyes
1971
4.17 | 12 ratings
Isn't Life Strange
1972
4.11 | 9 ratings
I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)
1973
2.86 | 7 ratings
Steppin' in a Slide Zone
1978
3.50 | 6 ratings
Had to Fall in Love
1978
3.80 | 5 ratings
Driftwood
1978
3.80 | 5 ratings
Gemini Dream
1981
4.43 | 7 ratings
The Voice
1981
3.50 | 6 ratings
Talking Out Of Turn
1981
4.00 | 7 ratings
Blue World
1983
2.47 | 6 ratings
Sitting at the Wheel
1983
3.20 | 5 ratings
Running Water
1984
3.78 | 9 ratings
Your Wildest Dreams
1986
3.80 | 5 ratings
I Know You're Out There Somewhere
1988
3.50 | 5 ratings
No More Lies
1988
1.24 | 7 ratings
Bless The Wings
1991
3.80 | 5 ratings
English Sunset
1999
3.00 | 2 ratings
December Snow
2003

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 Octave by MOODY BLUES, THE album cover Studio Album, 1978
2.75 | 151 ratings

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Octave
The Moody Blues Crossover Prog

Review by asbestosLovesProg

4 stars TLDR : The album is great, especially if you love folk-rock.

Octave was released in 1978, 6 years after their previous album, Seventh Sojourn. People thought The Moody Blues broke up. When you take a 6 year hiatus people are going to criticize the album you return with. Comparatively, The Moody Blues have had better albums, but I personally don't like comparing things. This review will look at Octave in it's own right.

That first song, Steppin' In A Slide Zone is unbelievable. I wish I could listen to that for the first time again, jeez louise. This sneaks up on you, 25 seconds in you get an idea of what the song is like and then they build it up real quick but it feels like it keep building the whole time. A lot of people will say the album fades out after this, but I beg to differ. Under moonshine is pretty mellow in comparison to slide zone, but it's still good, it's a creative track that isn't too repetitive. Had To Fall In Love is a great track, but it doesn't really relate to Steppin' In a Slide Zone. Now that I think about it, all three of these songs have nothing to do with each other, really. there's no central focus, which is probably why people were disappointed with this album. This song is even calmer than Moonshine, and more repetitive but a good folk track. I'll be Level with You is amazing, would be good to go after Slide Zone. People hate on Driftwood way too much, it's a cottage song though so that makes sense, I still see elements of prog rock in there. Top Rank Suite is nothing like anything else on the album, it is not really prog rock. I'm your man is good, kind of reminds me of the Doobie Brothers, folk but also jazzy. Track 8, Survival is a banger though. Track 9 is cool, it's super chill but doesn't really sound that way, it's interesting. The Last track starts off folky but then builds up to this finale that I think is superb.

Overall, Tracks 1,4,8 and 10 are the only pure prog-rock songs, the rest is folky or jazzy or both. Every song on this album is good, all 10 tracks. If you don't like folk-rock though, then you'll most likely only like the first 5 songs, maybe the sixth one and Survival.

 A Question of Balance by MOODY BLUES, THE album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.52 | 308 ratings

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A Question of Balance
The Moody Blues Crossover Prog

Review by TCat
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4 stars "A Question of Balance" is The Moodies album that opened up the new decade being the album that they released in 1970. It is interesting that the album's intention was to focus more on songs that could be played easier in concert, thus it strips away a lot of the psychedelia that was heavily present on their previous albums. As such, it stands out more among the many albums that the band released during this time, their "classic seven", which seem to almost melt together, almost making it difficult to discern one from another, yet all containing some excellent music, though much of it seems to sound dated after all of these years.

This album stands out among their early albums for a couple of reasons. First of all, there is a noticeable amount of variety among the tracks and each track stands out even though the music flows from one track to another most of the way through. The variety present on this album stems from the fact that each and every member seems to contribute songs evenly throughout the album with the exception of Justin Hayward who contributes 3 songs out of the 10 total tracks. This variety however, does not take away from the cohesiveness of the album as , for the most part, it has a warmer tone that seems to connect better to an audience, not buried in the usual synths and orchestral layers that many of their previous albums had.

But, that is the thing with "A Question of Balance" and is the thing that sets it apart from these albums even though it fell in the middle of these classic albums that the band is famous for. Starting off with their big hit "The Question", you instantly hear the difference as the song is quite acoustic sounding. Another thing you might notice is if you have their amazing collection "This is the Moody Blues", you will notice that the version on this album is quite a bit different from the one on that collection. This version was made for this album as the mellotron and orchestra are taken out of the mix making it even more acoustic and concert-friendly. The other, more familiar, version was the version used for the single that was released before this album. I love both versions of this song and it remains one of my favorite tracks from the band.

The first side of the album features a song written by each member of the band. "The Question" is from who has pretty much become the lead man of the band, Justin Hayward. After this, Mike Pinder's "How Is It (We Are Here)" which brings the mellotron back in, but manages to keep the track simple and interesting. Another familiar track follows, "The Tide Rushes In", Ray Thomas' contribution for the first side of the album. This one is a distinctive Thomas track, more of a nostalgic sounding track and one that also fits well on the album, melancholic, yet a nice tempo. The flute laden "Don't You Fell Small" which is Graeme Edge's song, is a bit closer to the previous album's sounds, but still all performed by the musicians without any orchestra, and allowing a bit more instrumentatlism to come into play. All of the members participate in the vocals on this song. The last track on the first half is John Lodge's contribution "The Tortoise and The Hare". The lyrics are based around the famous story, the song is the most upbeat on this side with the guitars being allowed to shine through.

There is no doubt that you are listening to a Moody Blues album here, but you will notice a difference in the sound as you get into the 2nd half of the album. This continues with Hayward's 2nd contribution "It's Up to You" which has a strong rock feel to it that borrows heavily from the sound of the time, specifically The Beatles and others. A nice, smooth track follows, Lodge's "Minstrel's Song", which has the folk-ish sound to it as hinted at by the title, but also retains a sing-a-long, nice rock attitude in the chorus, though it does get a bit repetitive at the end. Quite a lovely track though. Hayward returns one last time contributing his 3rd track "Dawning of the Day", a more complex, yet acoustic- based track that adds in some great flute, mellotron and piano flourishes during the instrumental break. Mike Pinder's somewhat famous track "Melancholy Man" follows this. This track flows along quite smoothly and softly and is a fan favorite and also the longest track on the album at almost 6 minutes. It has a nice melody that will stick with you as you become familiar with it, you'll find it playing over and over in your head, but not in an annoying way. This is another personal favorite of mine, and for me, it embodies the warm and safe sound of the band, but adding in that folk element among the lovely instrumentation that at time gets pretty thick along with the descending wordless vocals and layers of warm musical sound. The last track "The Balance" is written by both Graeme Edge and Ray Thomas and contains the expected poetry/spoken word that you hear in their early work. The music is light and mostly acoustic accented by the usual psychedelic vocals, but kept in the background. The verses are spoken and the chorus is sung. The track fades out as levels of vocals and instruments build. This track is probably the one that hasn't aged as well as the others on this album.

The music on this album does have more heart than previous albums and the listener will feel more connected to the sound. However, it is still undoubtedly The Moody Blues, you still have the nice soft and cozy sound that envelops you like a warm blanket, but this time, unhindered by the over-produced sounds and hoopla of previous albums. Ray Thomas doesn't contribute the amount of songs that he usually does and his presence seems to be less this time around, but that probably also accounts for the warmer and less busy sound of the album. It probably also accounts for the fact that most of the music on this album has aged a lot better than most of the music on their other albums from this period of time. In the end, this album, to me, stands out better than the others in this early part of their career as it seems to be less busy and more focused. There are parts of it that haven't aged that well, but for the most part, overall, the album has aged much better than many of their other albums. To me, this album comes in as the 2nd best of their early career, not far behind their classic "Days of Future Past". This ends up as a solid 4 star album, which at time even creeps into 4.5 star territory. The Moody Blues thus prove they can fit into a new decade, yet mostly still retain their signature sound, just without so much of the "needless" orchestration that they usually heap on.

 Days of Future Passed by MOODY BLUES, THE album cover Studio Album, 1967
4.18 | 857 ratings

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Days of Future Passed
The Moody Blues Crossover Prog

Review by sgtpepper

4 stars The first album post-mid-60's album by Moody Blues is also the most ambitious and progressive one. Little commercial interest, abundance of symphonic passages, fantastic vocals and emotions. It sounded futuristic in the year of release and sounds quite dated today. Take example of "The day beings" - what was of historical rock importance before seems a bit dull nowadays as it does not bring anything now. "The dawn: dawn is a feeling" has a calming and rich orchestral instrumentation well suiting lyrical voice by Hayward. "The morning: another morning" sounds uplifting, refreshing with flutes, mellotron and marching rhythm. Moodies also show their vocal harmonies capabilities. The melody is rather simple but documents the lightness of the song. "Lunch break" starts disappointingly similar to the previous composition but after two minutes, thankfully, a fresh 60's Mersey beat kicks in with typical rock outfit and refreshing mellotron. Pay attention to soaring vocals in a mellow section with organ or mellotron behind. The combination of mellotron and rock ensemble is pretty progressive.

"The afternoon" is one of the most haunting song by MB, a great melody, tons of mellotron, good use of rhythm piano. The second part is a baroque-pop oriented ("(Evening) Time to get away") with very nice melodies. Falsetto vocals would be unthinkable from a serious rock band but MB have no problem with that. Beatles' moments with piano and horn enrich the flow.

"The evening" is a playful orchestral intermezzo. Lush melody highlighted by cellos and spiraling flute with hypnotic beats, specially mixed vocal. "Twilight time" is a great melancholy song, lovely arrangements. Innovative vocals, busy bass guitar colouring, love also the semi rock'n'roll piano.

The last song is the irresistible and immortal "Nights in white satin" - attention fully deserved.

This work has its undeniable place among the collection of 60's shaping albums.

 To Our Children's Children's Children by MOODY BLUES, THE album cover Studio Album, 1969
4.09 | 404 ratings

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To Our Children's Children's Children
The Moody Blues Crossover Prog

Review by sgtpepper

3 stars I've bought the double CD release with bonus tracks and definitely recommend it for Moody Blues offer the one kind of moody and dreaming landscape with lyrical singing, more down-to-earth music as opposed to psychedelic "In search of a dream". This means to me also that there are fewer progressive elements to discover.

"Higher and higher" is a futuristic upbeat track with good electric and acoustic guitar playing and rising soundscapes. "The eyes of a child - part one" has pleasant vocal harmonies and acoustic guitar + mellotron tracks. "Floating", "Gypsy" and "Candle of life" are pop highlights with strong melodies and harmonies. "Candle of life" has a pompous landscapes with classical piano and tons of mellotron evoking orchestra. If you're looking for midly progressive tracks than you'll be quite happy with "Beyond" with mellotron intro, organ intermezzo. I would say that the pop elements on the album are by far most recognizable out of other directions the band tried here. A strong album of their classic era.

 In Search of the Lost Chord by MOODY BLUES, THE album cover Studio Album, 1968
3.83 | 430 ratings

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In Search of the Lost Chord
The Moody Blues Crossover Prog

Review by sgtpepper

3 stars The second album by MB relies on own instrumentation instead of orchestra. These guys have mastered quite a few instruments including harp, saxophone, sitar and can do a things or two in production, you certainly won't be disappointed when it comes to sound.

The music is in the pop-rock vein, with bold moments, sometimes even experimental but dated and little progressive comparing to today's progressive trademarks. You can feel emotions and good hearted-intentions that few other bands can convey. Melodies are excellent and so are vocal harmonies, dinstinctive with a lot of substance. The typical mellotron is used in the background to a good effect and epicness. Another instrument I would highlight is the bass that is well thought out and audible. Apart from music, the cover and concept of the album are other two highlights.

Musically, I like the pompous ending of "House of four doors (Part 1)" with creepy doors, mellotron/piano. The following "Legend of a mind" has a convincing instrumental part with excellent flute and enigmatic mellotron. You can hear distant psychedelia and epic vocal harmonies. "Voices in the sky" is a warm folky track with mellotron, flute, acoustic guitar and piano - full sound. "Best way to travel" sounds like coming from a different band because it is rocking and sounds a bit rough. The bass, drums remind of psychedelic Beatles. "The actor" is a soaring ballad and the band chose the best possible vocal to it. Harmonies deliver even more emotional depth.

3.5 stars as this is musically a great but progressively non-essential album.

 Never Comes the Day by MOODY BLUES, THE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1969
3.23 | 7 ratings

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Never Comes the Day
The Moody Blues Crossover Prog

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

3 stars This single has two songs taken from the Moodies' classic line-up's third album On the Threshold of a Dream (1969), which in my opinion might be the most uneven of the seven wonderful albums. That unevenness is represented here as well. 'Never Comes the Day' is in my opinion among the finest Justin Hayward songs: great sounds -- Pinder's mellotron is there, naturally --, beautiful melodies and a dynamic alteration between dreamy, mellow parts and the catchy chorus, with such gorgeous build-up in between. The only detail I'm not that fond of is the harmonica.

'So Deep Within You' is a mediocre Mike Pinder song. Of course it sounds pretty good per se, as the Moodies always did at that innovative era, but the composition is rather dull and monotonous.

 Every Good Boy Deserves Favour by MOODY BLUES, THE album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.55 | 305 ratings

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Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
The Moody Blues Crossover Prog

Review by sgtpepper

3 stars I bought this album because of the lovely cover, interesting name and a good listening experience with MB albums from the 70's and was hoping for a solid prog-related album. I can say it was a good investment. There is enough creativity, some invention, typical MB emotions and warmness in the music. Guitar rocks unusually hard, mellotron and organ are calming but progressive enough. Vocals by MB are ones and only with nostalgic ghost and fine harmonies. The simplest element in the music are drums alternating between pop and rock patterns. Most tracks are melodic and accessible but there are standout tracks also for a progger's mind: "Procession" is an impressive ouverture building on various type of keyboards, exotic beats, sitar, harpsichord with a trip to classical music and reaching the church-like Hammond organ accompanied by mellotron.

"The story in your eyes" is a classic melodic MB upbeat track with lovely guitar and bass playing but let's not forget a rock'n'roll piano towards the end.

"Our guessing game" has some more interesting drums but I would classify it as a ballad with great vocal harmonies. "Emily's song" is also a ballad thanks to lush cello and xylophone textures.

"One more time to live" is one of the best compositions on the album, complex in the sense of MB because of many things going on and showing band's versatility this time on acoustic guitar and flute, as well as organ.

"My song" is a bit pretentious ballad with a bit buried vocals and very dinstinctive Mellotron all over. The instrumental part is even more overblown, quite dramatic and more sad than happy. The track comes down to earth towards the end of the song.

Highly recommended for ambitious rock fans.

 Days of Future Passed by MOODY BLUES, THE album cover Studio Album, 1967
4.18 | 857 ratings

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Days of Future Passed
The Moody Blues Crossover Prog

Review by Jochanan

5 stars "Brave Helios wake up your steeds, Bring the warmth the countryside needs."

This record holds a special historical importance in my eyes. It is like Marx brother movies in a way. They marked a great milestone in rock music, but I believe they are somehow forgotten nowadays.

This album is absolute poetic dessert, very sweet, yet very deep, without toothache. The orchestra sounds nostalgic, like watching a Hollywood romance from the 30's, or some musical with Marx brothers :-)

In the same year Sgt. Pepper was released. For comparison, the Beatles followed new way of psychedelia and Eastern influences to close their career somewhere in a raw hard rock like it was shown in Let it be Naked. It was 2 years to the King Crimson debut. I want to point out that the Moodies kept thus early 60's bumpy naive songwriting up to early 70's as if their progress was 2 or 3 years behind. But as Ivan_Melgar_M said in his review, the Moodies never were progressive...

That's my impression and the reason why I haven't been able to dive into their further albums. But this one... This one sounds better balanced and more adult. The songs are colourful, yes, still there is this base from which they were able to draw more juice from one musical idea and to slide to other idea and song. And they brought just amazing atmosphere of a dusk.

I think the great credit for the album holds the orchestra with the whole concept pushing the band into more formal production with longer songs. But still, I don't want to underestimate the band's qualities, rather to point out the influence. It is not a fusion of rock band and orchestra yet, but a rock symphony it is, probably the first one in the history.

"Red is grey and yellow white, but we decide which is right... And which is an illusion."

 Lovely To See You Live by MOODY BLUES, THE album cover Live, 2005
3.67 | 17 ratings

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Lovely To See You Live
The Moody Blues Crossover Prog

Review by iluvmarillion

4 stars This was a surprisingly good concert from their 2005 concert at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Norda Mullen has replaced Ray Thomas on flute and vocals and her female voice adds color to the other voices in the absence of an orchestra. Graeme Edge gets assistance on drums from Gordon Marshall who's a more vigorous drummer than Graeme. Keyboards are covered by Paul Bliss who replaces Mike Pinder who left the band after the Octave album. Justin Hayward and John Lodge are the heart of the band who wrote all the hit Moody Blues numbers. The band now are more of a folk rock band than a progressive rock band and numbers off their more recent albums like December Snow (December) and Lean On Me Tonight (Keys To The Kingdom) display their romantic side. Since I'm not familiar with Moody Blues after their classic 70's period it was good to hear these songs and another romantic song Justin wrote, Forever Autumn, off the War Of The Worlds rock opera. The band show that they are still capable of performing rocking numbers like I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) and Question. The songs breathe without the incumbency of an orchestra and the girls' voices add another dimension to the music.
 Hall of Fame - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2000 by MOODY BLUES, THE album cover Live, 2000
3.80 | 29 ratings

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Hall of Fame - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2000
The Moody Blues Crossover Prog

Review by iluvmarillion

3 stars This was a relatively short concert featuring Ray Thomas in one of his last performances and the concert is for the most part pedestrian and predictable. The large World Festival Orchestra does most of the work while the band go through the motions to the adoring middle-aged fans, some who are swinging in the aisles. However, everybody appears to be having a good time responding to the band's numerous hits like Nights In White Satin, Story In Her Eyes and English Sunset. The concert does come alive during the two John Lodge songs, Isn't Life Strange and I'm Just A Singer (in a rock and roll band) when Justin Hayward opens up on his strat electric guitar and you can detect an affinity between he and John as they swerve their guitars to the music. The encore is one of their best songs, Question, which really deserved better treatment than what they gave.
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