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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

2.60 | 83 ratings

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2 stars This was the second time that the Moodies intended a come back. And for the second time, they failed.

A couple of songs are worth listening like the mellow ballad "Wherever You Are", the very Beatles- esque "Love Don't Come Easy" and its fully Harrison tone. Fine melody, pleasant vocals, good guitar are the ingredients for the highlight of this album. Almost the same atmosphere is present during "Forever Now". A sign that when the Moodies do concentrate they can still write catchy and pleasant songs.

Some return to the past grandeur is achieved as well with "Words You Say". Another nice ballad using the assistance of an orchestra. A pleasant journey through time.

This album is extremely long. If creativity is on the rendezvous, this is not a problem, but it is not really the case here, so listening to this work from start to end is not a rewarding experience. This album is far from the masterpiece status. Far from prog. I wonder how this album can be rated as a masterpiece of prog music by some reviewers. A mystery.

Two stars thanks to a few good songs but the worse also sit here ("Sooner Or Later", "The One", "Nothing Changes".

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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