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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

2.23 | 102 ratings

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Easy Livin
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2 stars Rocking all over the world?

A rather lightweight and generally uninspired outing for the Moody Blues, partially saved by a couple of good tracks. The opening tracks on each side of the album, "Your wildest dreams" and the title track, are easily the best on offer here.

"Your wildest dreams" is a typical MB opener, an up tempo number with classy harmonies and an infectious melody. "The other side of life" is a bit slower, but also more powerful, with the feel of a slowed down Status Quo number. It has over the years become a live favourite, where the Status Quo similarities are even more apparent. Most of the remaining tracks are fairly run of the mill harmonic pop rock tracks, with even the couple of ballads being sub-standard by the band's standards.

Patrick Moraz is slightly more noticeable at times than on other albums, he even co-wrote the pop rock track "The spirit" with Graeme Edge. Ray Thomas on the other hand appears to have spent the recording sessions in a different room.

If you enjoy the music of the Moodies, this album is worth catching up on for the tracks which open each side, but don't expect too much from the others.

Easy Livin | 2/5 |


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