“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!

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“And you and I”

I have listened to Yes for many years now and, while I tend to have love/hateĀ  relationships with their material, the “love” tracks are always quite absorbing. They recorded a number of lengthy tracks with included bridges and other rhythm change sections which I find really interesting. Whereas there are occasions when I am thinking “where on earth is this going”, they suddenly pull it all together and it makes sense! Continue reading

“The Story in your Eyes”

I have consistently played, for my own pleasure, 1960’s and 1970’s songs by The Moody Blues. Their albums always had a theme running through them which offered thought provoking moments, so to play a single track is really taking a song out of its intended context. Continue reading

“Goodbye to Love”

Those of you who were listening to music in the early 1970s will surely remember this Carpenters’ recording. You may also remember every note of the “fuzzed” guitar (courtesy of Tony Peluso), and will probably reflect on the premature departure of Karen Carpenter. Continue reading