My favourite band from the 60’s and 70’s was undoubtedly The Moody Blues. Their 1968 album “In Search of the Lost Chord” included many excellent tracks, but Legend of a Mind stood out because of its structure. I particularly loved the ending where they go from a slow flute solo, to a decisive percussion beat supported by a Mellotron, and harmonized vocals. Enjoy.
As some of you are aware, I am currently going through boxes of photographs and other memorabilia from way back, and putting them into albums such that the stories will be available for future interested parties! I just recently came across this, Continue reading
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
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
When I was in my late teens, one of the bands that made a huge impact on me was The Moody Blues. Continue reading
I have always been a Moody Blues fan, and particularly liked Justin Hayward’s vocal and song writing contributions. I came across “Forever Autumn” quite by accident, as it was sung by Justin Hayward on the “War of the Worlds” album (Jeff Wayne) – an excellent album to listen to, by the way, in complete darkness! Continue reading