Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Monday 10 August Tuesday 11 August Wednesday 12 August Thursday 13 August Friday 14 August Saturday 15 August Sunday 16 August Monday 17 August Tuesday 18 August Wednesday 19 August Thursday 20 August Friday 21 August Saturday 22 August Sunday 23 August Monday 24 August Tuesday 25 August Wednesday 26 August Thursday 27 August Friday 28 August Saturday 29 August Sunday 30 August Monday 31 August Tuesday 1 September Wednesday 2 September Thursday 3 September Friday 4 September Saturday 5 September Sunday 6 September Monday 7 September Tuesday 8 September Wednesday 9 September Thursday 10 September Friday 11 September Saturday 12 September Sunday 13 September Monday 14 September Tuesday 15 September Wednesday 16 September Thursday 17 September Friday 18 September I have to admit it would be cool to hear Ray Thomas boastfully rapping about how he's the best flute player in 'da game while dissing Ian Anderson as a "damn fool", but yeah, let's be happy the song ends with rock.
The Story In Your Eyes follows, and the album is looking to be a winner! It's short but seriously sweet with a cool ultra fuzzy guitar sound and some cool little soloing bits. Justin sings like he means it Such a great number. Then things start to slip. Not completely, as Our Guessing Game has a pretty busy chorus, but by the time we get to Emily's Song, we're dealing with the band morphing into Bread.
I know it's a heartfelt ode to John's kid, but man it's mellow. After You Came picks things up with that cool guitar sound, an upbeat rhythm and a fun catchy chorus and One More Time To Live follows, which is also my second favorite track on the album after Story In Your Eyes.
It starts off as just another Bread knockoff, but soon this organ gets louder and the vocals get stronger Definitely one of John Lodge's best numbers. The rest of the album just blurs into soft rock mushiness to me, with the exception of a few sections of My Song, which is a decent enough piece but not Pinder's best. As one of their seven important psychedelic era albums, it's one of the weaker ones, but it does possess a couple of serious gems to slap you out of dozing off.
Depending on your point of view songs like these might be seen as blemishes on the epidermis of 'pure' prog but on 'Every Good Boy Deserves Favour' they at least share that skin with some of the band's more progressive tracks, and after toying with a more stripped-down sound on 'A Question of Balance' the Moody Blues thankfully resorted to type with this album's rich textures and intricate details.
With the exception of Graeme Edge's 'After You Came' every piece is drenched in Mellotron although this song does seem to share the same pessimistic tone that runs throughout the other tracks. The opening track 'Procession' reinforces the musical concept with its portrayal of the evolution of music in parallel to nature, but mysteriously it begins with the sound-effect of a spaceship landing.
The cry of 'Desolation! Side 2 of the vinyl album opens with 'One More Time To Live', one of the band's trademark symphonic mini-epics and a song that reintroduces and develops the theme of man's progress hinted at on 'Procession'. Campbell argued that in primal society a shaman experiences a vision or hears a song that represents a summons but is in effect a psychological break-up.
The shaman therefore has to undergo trials that result in psychological breakthrough and enable him to return safely to reality i. Electronic effects and dimly audible breathing, like the inhaling of smoke from an opium pipe, represent him sinking into deep unconscious while tinkling sounds conjure images of the mythic sprite that brings magical aid to the hero on his journey.
Flute and acoustic guitar herald his arrival in the strangely beautiful but dangerous land of the imagination, and three immense convulsions of heavenly choir, guitar and Mellotron represent his psychological trials there. It is a song that contains the Moodies' core messages of peace and compassion, although forty years after the band recorded this song we still find man building nations and regimes that he in turn invades and destroys. The Moody Blues will probably forever be in the shadow of some imagined 'big six' of progressive bands, whosoever they might be.
And I think that's all the recommendation this album needs. This is followed by very slow and dreamy romantic songs such as 'Emily's Song'. The exuberant vocals are excellent with full on harmonies and a strong rhythm. This is followed by 'One More Time To Live' that returns to the theme of "desolation, devastation, creation, communication, revelation, humiliation, inspiration, elation, salvation, communication and other -ations. This is the best song on the album and is very creative.
African beats return for 'Nice To Be Here', and a pleasant melody with bass, flute and soft vocals. The electric guitar augments the overall atmosphere. The album really runs out of steam towards the end with very soft dreamy lulling songs such as 'You Can Never Go Home' and 'My Song', which does have an inventive ending with effects and crescendos with dreamscape atmospheres.
It is still a solid album, though patchy in places, and way better than the more recent efforts. At least here the band are making a genuine effort to be progressive and innovative.
The Moody Blues have come out of nowhere to be one of my very favorite bands. It celebrates and bemoans the state of this world and the unfortunate children that must grow up and learn all about it. Lessons are learned, love is found, and dreams are produced.
This album, then, is incredibly human and fantastically relatable. The album, while not featuring the lush orchestration or the mellotron lines of previous works, completely stands on its own with moog atmospheres that are dense and so colorfully played out in my mind. Pinder offers these keys with a richness that simply dazzles me. However, Hayward on guitar is marvelous.
His guitar work is deliberate, strong, and masterful. Lodge on bass impresses me, too, with his stumbling, groovy bass lines that are very audible and so catchy. Thomas and Edge, as usual, are both outstanding, too. But, what do The Moody Blues do best? They write melodies. Very, very memorable ones. From the strangely appropriate "Procession" to the beautiful flow of "The Story in Our Eyes", and from the delicacy of "Emily's Song" to the strong guitar work and rhythm of "After You Came", this album fires on all cylinders.
Yet, the second half might be even stronger! Finally, it ends with one of this band's very best song combinations, "My Song" and on the remaster "The Dreamer". The former is a melodically acute, piano-soaked song with a haunting, psychedelic interlude. The latter is a shorter, guitar-driven song with amazing melody and movement.
The Moody Blues need to be appreciated more, I believe. I'm beginning to see their influence in many, many other bands, and I believe their influence will only get stronger as many young people I know are also in love with them. This album, then, is a masterwork, and only gets better with time.
I bought this album because of the lovely cover, interesting name and a good listening experience with MB albums from the 70's and was hoping for a solid prog-related album. I can say it was a good investment. There is enough creativity, some invention, typical MB emotions and warmness in the mus It was released as early as and was the second last album before the band's break. As before I must praise the cover picture which is dr This was a return to the band's signature orchestral sound which had become thier trademark.
For many reasons it has become an absolute favourite of mine as it contains their most tender lyrics and touching melodies. The album starts with "Procession" which depicts the "evolution" of music. There is nothing really wrong with this album, it just suffers from being near the end of a creative spurt.
The band seems to be running out of ideas. The first song begins with a computerised sound that gradually slows down and then you're left waiting and the rest of the song is a snapshot of vari The label may be loose or not attached at all. TK8 Club Version. Records sealed mint.
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