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    Posted: August 07 2015 at 08:51
1. To Our Children's Children's Children
2. In Search of the Lost Chord
3. Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
4. Seventh Sojourn
5. A Question of Balence
6. Days of Future Past
7. On the Threshold of a Dream
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2015 at 08:56
Days of Future Passed
To Our Children's Children's Children
In Search of The Lost Chord
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
A Question of Balance
On The Threshold of a Dream
Seventh Sojourn
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2015 at 09:15
Chord
Children
Threshold
Sojourn
Voyager
Days
EGBDF
Question
...the rest
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2015 at 11:57
1. Seventh Sojourn
2. To Our Childrens
3. Days of Future Passed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2015 at 12:45
1. To Our Children's Children's Children (oddly enough I remember playing this tape in a boombox on the beach a lot. Beach volleyball to "Eyes of a Child"...man I was weird)
2. On The Threshold of a Dream (When I first got this LP I had just started reading Peter Straub's novel Shadowland...to this day I can't listen to this without thinking of that book at some point)
3. Seventh Sojourn (Great openers for each side, and the lonely landscape on the cover transported me when I was a youngster)
4. Long Distance Voyager (not one of the big 7, but I really dig this album. I remember hearing the opening track a LOT growing up on my fav rock radio station)
5. Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (Uneven but the good tracks are SERIOUSLY good)
6. Days of Future Passed (Love the tunes...not a fan of the orchestra interludes as much)
7. In Search of the Lost Chord (This album is actually quite good...not sure how it wound up in my 7th spot)
8. A Question of Balance (Starts off great, but can't keep the momentum)
9. The Present (More of a sentimental value thing for my appreciation of it, though I think the opener is great)
10. The Magnificent Moodies (Denny Laine from Wings is in this release)
11. The Other Side of Life (Now we're hitting crap territory even though I don't mind the hit tune from this)
12. Octave (This is one of those albums I wiped from my memory...apparently I thought it was terrible)
13. Sur La Mer (I even hate the hit song. Repellent stuff)

Haven't heard their last three albums; it doesn't seem like I'm missing much judging by reviews.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2015 at 12:56
1.- Long Distance Voyager: Hey, it's patrick Moraz, and does a great job, the man who replaced Wakeman, Emerson and Pinder....And did it great...The only Prog album of the Moodies IMO

2.- Days of Future Passed: Historical value and great tunes

Not too interested in the rest


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2015 at 13:14
I tried to determine a ranking for the "core seven" albums but couldn't do it. Seriously, for me, at least, I rate them all pretty much as equals. Each has many high points, a few not-quite-as-high points but they're all Moodies thru and thru. Octave didn't impress me quite as much but Long Distance Voyager was a great comeback for them. After that, they started to mellow out a little too much for me. Of all the bands I know, the Moodies were by far the most responsible for introducing me in depth to Rock music in general and Prog in particular; my "gateway drug" if you will. And I love it all.   Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2015 at 13:24
Hmmm....The Moody Blues. Man I go back a long ways with these guys. Days, Chord, Threshold, and Children....were all albums that in college we listened to in an 'altered state of consciousness'. Cool
For that ,and other reasons, all of those are indelibly imprinted in my brain. Hard to pick an order of favorites......but....

In Search of the Lost Chord
On the Threshold of a Dream
To Our Children's Children's Children
Days of Future Passed
Question of Balance
Every Good Boy Deserves Favor
Seventh Sojourn

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2015 at 15:50
This takes a bit of thought coz I don't spin MB often these days.....
Children's Children's Children's Children's........(the ultra-best MB album for me)
Lost Chord
Balance
EGBDF
Threshold
Sojourn
Days.....
.............I have most others on tape. The Present is the one of the later albums that sticks with me.
Had Octave once, only Steppin' In A Slide Zone worked, the rest, not so much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2015 at 18:12
To Our Children's Children's Children
In Search of The Lost Chord
On The Threshold Of A Dream
Days Of Future Passed

These 4 are my faves.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2015 at 19:03
The Days Of Future Past
In Search...
To My Children's...
On The Threashold...



Seventh...
A Question...
Every Good Boy


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2015 at 21:43
I'll just rank the big 7
1) Seventh Sojourn
2) Question of Balance
3) Every Good Boy Deserves Favor
4) In Search of the Lost Chord
5) To Our Children's Children's Children
6) Days of Future Passed
7) On the Threshold of a Dream

The only one I really don't like is the last one. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2015 at 22:27
This was an easy one for me:
 
1. Days of Future Past
2. In Search of the Lost Chord
3. Seventh Sojourn
4. Threshold of a Dream
5. To Our Children's Children's Children
6. A Question of Balance
7. Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
8. Long Distance Voyager
9. Octave
10. The Present
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2015 at 02:43
in no particular order,

In Search of the Lost Chord
On the Threshold of a Dream
To Our Children's Children's Children



then,
Days of Future Passed

don't care about the rest

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2015 at 11:04
To our chldrens childrens children
Seventh Sojourn
In search of the lost Chord
Days of future passed
A question of balance
EGBDF
Threshold of a dream

I don't know their later albums well enough to rank them. I've only heard Octave from end to end. Didn't do that much for me tbh.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2015 at 10:02
Days of Future Passed

I've heard next three albums but didn't find them as memorable and interesting.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2015 at 12:28
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

in no particular order,

In Search of the Lost Chord
On the Threshold of a Dream
To Our Children's Children's Children



then,
Days of Future Passed

don't care about the rest

 
That's basically how I feel but there are some good tracks on the next 3.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2015 at 15:04
1) Days of future passed
2) To our children's children
3) A Question of Balance
4) In Search of the lost chord
5) On the Threshold of a Dream
6) Seventh Sojourn
7) Every good boy..
8) Long Distance Voyager

Saw them in Nottingham a few months back and they were excellent!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2015 at 17:33
Only ever owned four Moody's albums. (Future, Search, Threshold, Question). Search was one of, if not the first album I ever heard through a decent pair of headphones while completely and utterly ripped to the tits. Ergo I have great sentimental attachment to that album. Future never did it for me, Threshold marginally behind Search. Balance, I remember fondly but that's about all. Havn't listened to anything much of theirs since sooooo......... of what I know.

1) In Search of the lost chord
2) On the Threshold of a Dream
3) A Question of Balance
4) Days of Future passed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2015 at 21:14
1) Days ...
2) A Question ...
3) ... Sojourn

The other four of "the classic seven" just don't cut it for me (maybe by a long shot they do, but I don't want to bother sorting those).


Edited by Dayvenkirq - August 12 2015 at 21:15
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