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Old 11-16-2012, 12:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Glad you enjoyed them! Did you listen to Long Distance Voyager yet? What did you think? Steppin' in a Slide Zone is a good song, "their answer to 'punk'"...whatever that means. Keep us updated as you explore their albums.

Also, wait till you hear the opening to Every Good Boy. Your jaw will be on the floor.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A great Moody Blues single before the Days album. I think this was Justin's and John's debut.



Performed on a French TV show. Good vintage clip of a once-rare song.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Glad you enjoyed them! Did you listen to Long Distance Voyager yet? What did you think? Steppin' in a Slide Zone is a good song, "their answer to 'punk'"...whatever that means. Keep us updated as you explore their albums.

Also, wait till you hear the opening to Every Good Boy. Your jaw will be on the floor.
That one is great! Might just be my favorite of their albums right now.

& yeah I thought that about Steppin in a Slide Zone...great tune.

I'll keep you updated ^^
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That one is great! Might just be my favorite of their albums right now.

& yeah I thought that about Steppin in a Slide Zone...great tune.

I'll keep you updated ^^
I'm probably as excited or more than you regarding your exploration.
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Loving the album To Our Children's Children right now. My favorite tracks have got to be Floating and Sun Is Still Shining. Also really like Eternity Road, Eyes of a Child, Candle of Life, etc. I think Beyond is a great little instrumental track between the other songs as well. Pretty much all are good - I like the outer space theme too, haha. The later albums have been a bit harder for me to get into compared to having heard a lot of the earlier stuff, but I decided to put on Long Distance Voyager earlier and enjoyed it a lot. Yeah, as much as I love the earlier albums, the later ones are definitely growing on me.

edit; oh darn, forgot about Watching and Waiting. I love that one too!
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This album is brilliant, I first heard it a couple months ago. I like the fusion of classical and rock.

I haven't heard any of their other albums yet.
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Loving the album To Our Children's Children right now. My favorite tracks have got to be Floating and Sun Is Still Shining. Also really like Eternity Road, Eyes of a Child, Candle of Life, etc. I think Beyond is a great little instrumental track between the other songs as well. Pretty much all are good - I like the outer space theme too, haha. The later albums have been a bit harder for me to get into compared to having heard a lot of the earlier stuff, but I decided to put on Long Distance Voyager earlier and enjoyed it a lot. Yeah, as much as I love the earlier albums, the later ones are definitely growing on me.

edit; oh darn, forgot about Watching and Waiting. I love that one too!
Watching and Waiting is pretty much my all-time favorite song.

This album is absolutely flawless - one of the greatest of all time, IMO.

Which of the later ones have you explored besides Long Distance Voyager?
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:17 AM   #18 (permalink)
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For anyone interested, Justin Hayward has a new solo album coming out in February.
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Was going through some records the other day and this album came up so I thought I'd mention it to see if anyone else knows it. Days of Future Passed was always my favorite of my dad's records to listen to as a kid. Something about it always seemed magical - if you've never heard it, it's an album from the late 60s composed of a mix of classical music and rock n roll pieces with random bits of poetry in between... All of the songs seemed to flow together like one complete work of art or something, and it always blew me away. Especially the last lines of the poem at the end. Maybe you've heard the songs "Nights in White Satin" or "Tuesday Afternoon." Now that I listened to it again a few days ago and it's still got that kind of novelty feel to it - there really aren't any other albums you could easily compare it to.

Anyways just wanted to make this thread since I didn't see one already. You never see "Days of Future Passed" in any sort of Greatest Albums of All Time lists & for that I think it's underrated. Definitely one of my favorites!

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A great album made by perhaps one of the most talented bands that ever came out of the UK. I liked quite a few of their earlier albums. They never seemed to get mentioned that often I think it is because they offered more of a high brow style of music as oppose to the pop style. They were a force unto themselves because to my knowledge no other band was really making music that sounded like what the Moody Blues were doing!
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Kinda surprised to see nothing about the Moody Blues' role in the development of prog, especially the role that 'Days of Future Passed' played. Sure, it's not really a prog album in terms of song structure. But it features a somewhat abstract concept and the use of non-traditional rock instruments including the ultimate prog instrument, the mellotron.

I put it up there with Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade of Pale and Soft Machine's first album as the earlier examples of prog before 'In the Court' came out.
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