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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

3.32 | 215 ratings

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4 stars Saw the latest review for this oldie but goldie. And I just had to add my two cents in. The rating as it stands does not reflect the actual quality of this record. In my opinion, it ranks up there with Days of Future Passed, In Search of the Lost Chord and Seventh Sojourn as classic Moodies. To cite Ivan, the MB are semi prog or at best Art Rock. So don't expect avant-garde or virtuosic performances. And if you did, that would just prove that you've never listen to a Moody Blues album. Anyways, to the actual music ... my fave MB track - In My World. One of my favourite songs, period. Pop, you call it. Pop perfection I call it. Gemini Dream is the song that got me into the Moodies. It was the first single, it sounded modern back then in the early 80s, and still does. But the rest of the album is made up of winners. Talking Out of Turn & Nervous easily being as good as anything they put out. So if your idea of prog is limited to King Crimson, or you absolutely need Dream Theater technical expertise, or psychedelic freak-outs, look elsewhere. But for lovers of lush symphonic sounds, this is the motherlode.
debrewguy | 4/5 |


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