I was very saddened to hear that Ray Thomas just recently died. He was a founding member of The Moody Blues and was not only a singer/songwriter, but he also played flute and some percussion instruments. I basically grew up with The Moody Blues and loved their albums “Days of Future Passed”, “On the Threshold of a Dream”, “Question of Balance”, “Every Good Boy Deserves Favour”, “In Search of the Lost Chord”, “Seventh Sojourn”, “Long Distance Voyager”, and “Octave”. Their later albums were interesting, but those first 8 were rock classics to me, and carried me through many troubled times. I almost know them all note by note!
“And the Tide Rushes in” is a Ray Thomas song (writer and vocals) from the “Question of Balance” album. Those first 8 albums each had a theme running through them, so listening to this out of the context of the album is perhaps a little odd… but it still defines Ray Thomas’ contributions to The Moody Blues.
Ray Thomas died at the age of 76. R.I.P my friend. Your music must have impacted millions, and will no doubt continue to do so for many years to come.