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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

4.10 | 378 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
5 stars I always felt there was something special about the early Moodies music. This album was one of my favourites for years, but I love all of their work from the classic era. The concept for this release was inspired by the first moon landing and the reverberation on the vocals and lush orchestrations give it a very atmospheric, dreamy feel. The songwriting is excellent and often connected with space travel.

Higher And Higher sets the cosmic mood off well especially with the way Pinder simulates the rocket blast off sound on keyboards. The arrangements in "Eyes Of A Child" are rather splendid. The verse part is particularly melodic and slightly melancholic. Thomas's "Floating" oozes with charm and is one example of why you shouldn't always take this group seriously. "Beyond" is one of the more psychedelic tracks. It also turns eerie in the middle section casting scary images of being alone in space.

All of this stuff is flawless to me but favourites include the floating "Out And In", "Gypsy", the beautiful "Candle Of Life"and "Sun Is Still Shining". The unsuccessful single "Watching And Waiting" is also a nice track which brings the album to a close.

In summary, the music is quite powerful, extremely mellow and rich. I often like to play this music around Christmas time precisely because of its atmosphere and warmth. I give five stars to this wonderful classic. Very highly recommended indeed.

Frankie Flowers | 5/5 |


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