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Old 11-01-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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Any Moody Blues fans here? They're one of my favorite bands, and "To our children's children's children" is one of the greatest albums ever made in my opinion. Here's a great, unknown track from that album:

(You can hear the previous song fading out at the beginning. They did a lot of crossfades on their albums. A DJ's nightmare in the vinyl days!)

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Old 11-01-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Other tunes from the same album:


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Old 11-01-2013, 10:36 AM   #3
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I like the Moody Blues also. Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. Great Album. The Story in your Eyes. Great Song
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:51 PM   #4
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MASSIVE Moodies fan here thanks to my dad. I see them at least once a year.

I also saw Justin and got his autograph on his solo tour in August which was amazing.

My favorite Moodies song is also a rarity. It's an outtake from the Keys of the Kingdom sessions called "Highway".

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Old 11-01-2013, 01:10 PM   #5
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MASSIVE Moodies fan here thanks to my dad. I see them at least once a year.

I also saw Justin and got his autograph on his solo tour in August which was amazing.

My favorite Moodies song is also a rarity. It's an outtake from the Keys of the Kingdom sessions called "Highway".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PakmcMSF78g
I'm not sure if I've ever heard this. I've seen the title many times in the Time Traveller box set, but I don't have it. It seems similar to Lean On Me in terms of arrangement and rhythm, so maybe they felt they were too similar to appear on the same album? A great tune!
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I saw them twice back in the 80s but surprisingly the only album I have apart from a compilation is Long Distance Voyager. They put on a fantastic show; this is when Ray Thomas, the flautist, was still with them. My favourite songs are as follows:

Nights In White Satin
Question
Isn't Life Strange
In My World
Talking Out Of Turn
For My Lady
The Voice
I'm Just A Singer In a Rock'n'Roll Band

and Justin Hayward's Forever Autumn & Hayward/Lodge's Blue Guitar.
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I saw them twice back in the 80s but surprisingly the only album I have apart from a compilation is Long Distance Voyager. They put on a fantastic show; this is when Ray Thomas, the flautist, was still with them. My favourite songs are as follows:

Nights In White Satin
Question
Isn't Life Strange
In My World
Talking Out Of Turn
For My Lady
The Voice
I'm Just A Singer In a Rock'n'Roll Band

and Justin Hayward's Forever Autumn & Hayward/Lodge's Blue Guitar.
They played For My Lady at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 1992. I recently saw a document about that gig. It was a surprise to my that it was the first time they played that song live. It was covered here in Finland in the 80's by a guy who's famous here. It was sung in Finnish. I'd always thought that the original was a hit, but I guess it wasn't. A fantastic song.
Talking Out Of Turn is interesting. I think it was in that same document that some guy mentioned it as a favorite song of his. They have also played it live later. And now you mentioned it. I find it interesting, because I'm a Moody Blues fan, but I don't hear anything in this song. Is it the lyric or melody, or both that makes the song great for you?
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That rousing chorus:

Talking out of turn
Shot to pieces
When will I learn?

set to a brilliant & uplifting melody which, despite the sadness, makes you want to sing along. What about the strings at the end? It really lifts you up.

The lyrics are some of my favourite lost love lyrics. I just find it moving & heartfelt, particularly the second verse:

But I took a little more of you each day
When I didn't see that I was breaking you apart
With angry words of love I didn't mean
Oh why, can't believe that I would ever
Talk myself out of tomorrow
Talked like a fool to yesterday
And as the evening loses colour
Your love began to fade away

It is English restraint.

I also see it as the 'sad' counterpart to the 'happy' In My World from the same album. I could have listed every other song from that album, especially 22000 Days & Veteran Cosmic Rocker.
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Yes, big Moodies fan here. I've seen them live 11 times and met John Lodge (bassist) in 2000.
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Yes, big Moodies fan here. I've seen them live 11 times and met John Lodge (bassist) in 2000.
What was he like?

Was he tall, by the way? I understand that both Justin and John are about 6'1''. When you listen to their gentle music, you don't imagine them as big guys.
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