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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

4.10 | 382 ratings

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3 stars This is one of my favourite Moodies album. Not a masterpiece but a globally pleasant one. The orchestrations are almost gone and several songs are on the rockier / psychedelic edge ("I Never Thought", "Beyond", "Gypsy").

The nice ballads which appear here were definitely an inspiration for the very early "Genesis". But the Moodies are better in this exercise than my beloved "Genesis" (let's be honest : "Revelation" was not at all a good album).

The atmosphere of this album is also very joyful, optimistic. At times, it reminds me some "Caravan" work. I like particularly both "Eyes Of A Child". And the mellotron of course during the pastoral and melodic "Out & In".

The psychedelic atmosphere is present throughout the album. On the soft side , "Eternity Road" is effective and catchy. But I have a special tenderness for these sounds which might not necessarily be the case of you, younger prog fans.

The Oriental (and smoky) mood from "Sun Is Still Shining" has the indelible mark of the Fab Four adventure in India. Not a bad source of inspiration, is it? And one of my fave on this album is the beautiful "Watching & Waiting". Very emotional song which gives a great piece of mind.

All in all a good Moodies album. Three stars (probably seven out of ten if it were possible (come on [email protected])...

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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