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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

3.77 | 347 ratings

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4 stars This Album is a transitional album for The Moody Blues. They are in effect changing their sound here. The reason is probably that rock was changing and you can only follow a similar formula for so long. There are some very good songs on this album although it is a very dramatic change in sound. People expecting "Days of Future Passed" or "In Search of the Lost Chord" may be bewildered when they first hear this album, as I was when I blindly purchased it. It is not however, a bad album by any stretch. "Send Me No Wine" stands out and is a great folk/rock song. "So Deep Within You" is another great song and I swear, is a predecessor to disco. Once again in 1969 they are a bit ahead of the game here. "Never Comes the Day" is an awesome track that starts off slow, but is in effect very dramatic when it builds up to it's climax and that is when you realize you have heard this song on the radio. It is a great rock song. "Lazy Day" is another very beautifully written song. Harmonized vocals blend together, producing a rich chourus of gorgeous chords. "Are You Sitting Comfortably?" is another steadily stunning composition. The suite "Have You Heard pt.1/The Voyage/Have You Heard pt.2" is probably the highlight of the album with trippy instrumentals and very good song writing. It is a GOOD voyage and I vacation there often these days. It is very classic Moodies in this respect, to take a simply crafted melody and transform it into a work of art. They were very good at this if you haven't already noticed. You will hear this ability time and time again throughout their career. This is another great album, but if you don't like it the first time, listen to it a couple more times and soon you'll start noticing the little things that make almost all of the songs on this album great. Another 4 star effort by them.
Watcheroftheskies | 4/5 |


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