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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

4.10 | 382 ratings

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4 stars Now I am finally really impressed of what I hear from The Moody Blues. To our children's children's children from 1969 is The Moody Blues' fifth studio record and it is absolutely the best I have heard from that band. The powerful arrangements and the very deep sound that is present all the time make this a really good plate. I love the cover picture where we can se a hand painting pictures from our time on a wall. It's a holy picture, I feel the band wants to tell their descendants about their time. The colours go in red and orange. I also like the name of the record.

With this one I fiannly got real respect for The Moody Blues. These thirteen songs are emotionally deep and the melodies are harmonic. The sound from the instruments are heavy and deep. It feels like there are many sounds all the time and the penetrating organ is the key ingredient for that. On this album Justin Hayward sings and plays guitar, John Lodge blays bass and sings, Michael Pinder plays keyboards and sings, Ray Thomas plays flute, harmonica and sings and Graeme Edge drums and plays percussion.

All their earlier recordings, the songs are melted together so the end of one song is the next's start. It gives everything a nice flow. The first song "Higher and Higher" is marvelous and more powerful than any Moody Blues thing before. The sound really conquers the room(10/10). The record contains to more perfect tracks: "Beyond" which truely is something beyond the common(10/10) and "Eternity Road" (10/10) which has a very rich soundscape. The dramatic "Gypsy"(9/10) and the beautiful "Candle of life"(9/10) as well as "Watching and waiting"(9/10) are also wonderful and everything else on this album is alos great. Unlike their former recordings this whole record is placed beyond common pop music. The music has left it's gaiety and become heavy, rich and progressive. My rating of To Our Children's Children's Children will be 4,31 = 4 stars!

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |


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