“I Dreamed Last Night”

Justin Hayward and John Lodge (both key Moody Blues members) detoured for awhile in their musical journey and, in 1975, recorded a “Blue Jays” (Blue = Moody Blues, and Jays = Justin and John perhaps?) album on which was “I Dreamed Last Night”. Not surprisingly it has a very strong Moody Blues  “flavour” to it with the overall sound, as well as the various melodic and structure changes. Continue reading

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“For You Only”

You just have to love the 1980s! An Alison Moyet solo from her debut album “Alf” (as distinct from her time with Yazoo … aka Yaz). Much as I love her voice, the video here does nothing for me! Enjoy her singing! Continue reading

“A Piece of Sky”

Yentl was a lovely movie, and the final scene in which Barbra Streisand sings to her father (who had passed away much earlier, but had encouraged her to follow her dreams even though they lived in a male dominant society)  is quite moving …. especially at the very end where those Streisand lungs prove their amazing capability! Continue reading

“Poor Man’s Moody Blues”

Another wonderful song and musical arrangement from the 1970’s (1977), this time by Barclay James Harvest. Those of you familiar with The Moody Blues album “Days of Future Passed”, and specifically the track “Nights in White Satin” will hear an immediate connection (beyond the title). Enjoy! Continue reading