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Although they don't get nearly enough credit, the Moody Blues were—and are— an incredible band. By classic, we—once again—mean music released from through , although we've included vital songs from before and after that dreamy, Mellotron-packed era. THE DAY WE MEET AGAIN. The Day We Meet Again Lyricist：Justin Hayward Composer：Justin Hayward The day we meet again I'll be waiting there I'll be waiting there for you Cos the. The Moody Blues are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in , initially consisting of . They enjoyed a minor British hit with a cover of "I Don't Want To Go on .. Hayward's appropriate closing "The Day We Meet Again" and Pinder's final In live concerts, the mellotron was still used heavily by Moraz until the.
Moraz was retained as the band's permanent keyboardist, though Pinder had originally understood that he would continue to record even if not touring with the band. Pinder took legal action to prevent the new Moody Blues album from reaching the public without his contributions, but he was not successful, and ultimately, he never returned to the fold. Nevertheless, when released inLong Distance Voyager was a colossal success, reaching No.
The album yielded two hits, " The Voice ", No. Edge provided "22, Days" featuring Thomas as lead voice with Hayward and Lodge while Thomas' contributions were the final portion of the set with his singing on the final two songs; "Painted Smile", "Reflective Smile" a poem narrated by a DJ friend of the band and "Veteran Cosmic Rocker".
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By now, the mellotron had long been set aside as their primary keyboard instrument on their studio albums and the band embraced a more modern, less symphonic approach, though still retaining a lush keyboard-led sound as Moraz gave a more contemporary edge[ citation needed ]. In live concerts, the mellotron was still used heavily by Moraz until the mids, including on songs that did not originally feature it. Videos were also produced for both singles.
It made them "the first act in history to earn each of its first three top 10 singles in a different decade" along with Go Now in and Nights In White Satin in The renewed interest in the band ensured a younger audience, with many of their longtime followers remaining loyal despite a fair number of older fans finding the albums of this period far more lightweight in content - for example, Lodge had gone from writing powerfully reflective mystical or humanitarian themed pieces such as "House of Four Doors", "Candle of Life" and "One More Time to Live" to quirkier items such as "Here Comes the Weekend", "Rock and Roll Over You" and "Love is on the Run From Me " while Hayward's songs seemed[ citation needed ] less the deeper drama of numbers such as "The Actor", "Dawning is the Day", "You Can Never Go Home", "The Land of Make Believe", etc.
However, over time, more of the "Core Seven" album era favourites reappeared in their playlist, but Pinder's compositions were permanently retired from their setlists after his departure. Their sound took on an ever-increasingly synthetic and technical quality as Moraz and Visconti began using modern sequencers, samplers and drum machines. Hayward and Lodge wrote and sang on most of the songs as the band came under pressure from their new record company, Polydor Recordsto promote those it deemed to be the two more commercial looking and sounding members and they decided to exploit that aspect rather than catering for the band as a whole or retaining the five-way songwriting methods the group had done with Pinder.
Thomas provided additional percussion, notably a brisk tambourine, on many more Moodies songs which continued to be featured, plus occasional harmonica, but by this point he was largely relegated to the status of a backup singer and he was also unwell during this period, further limiting his involvement with the band in the recording studio. Thomas provided some backing vocals for both The Other Side of Life and Sur La Mer ; however, for reasons unclear, multiple production considerations led Visconti to leave Thomas' vocals off the latter of these two albums, thereby further reducing the texture of their overall vocal sound, which had previously been rich four-part harmonies Hayward, Lodge, Thomas and Pinderthen went down to three Thomas, Lodge and Hayward upon Pinder's departure and reduced still further to just the more similar-sounding voices of Hayward and Lodge Lodge also providing falsetto vocals and high harmonieswith Pinder and Thomas each having provided both lower and higher-pitched vocal harmonies in the group's earlier vocal sound.
The band's vocal "sound" had become the blend of just Hayward and Lodge, which was still recognisable, if less textured than the original four-part, more complex "choral" sound. Moraz was displeased with Visconti's exclusion of Thomas from the final release of Sur La Mer and accused him of tailoring the album for radio, as revealed in a newspaper article where it revealed Moraz's anger with the state of the band and at Visconti in particular.
Despite his diminished participation in the recording process, Thomas' high value remained on stage primarily from his continued ability to sing out his s and s Moodies classics, and also in flute and keyboard duets he composed with Moraz which were performed only during Moodies' concerts. The band had begun to reinforce their concert sound in with the addition of a second keyboardist.
Bias Boshell was the first, replaced in by Guy Allison before Boshell returned byas well as female backing singers. His complaints ranged from the Moodies' music becoming too simple in structure to the other members' reluctance to allow him to make significant contributions to the songwriting on their albums. He also was occupied with spending large amounts of time planning a music concert to celebrate his native Switzerland 's th anniversary instead of rehearsing with the Moodies and as a result, he was fired from the group before the project was completed, so Boshell and new keyboardist Paul Bliss were brought in to finish the new album's keyboard tracks.
Despite previous credits as an "official band member" and being included in group photos on the four '80s studio albums from "Long Distance Voyager" to "Sur La Mer", subsequent Moodies compilations downplay Moraz to being merely an "additional keyboardist" and several band photos have him cropped or airbrushed out, notably on the covers to Gold which did not even mention him in the booklet liner notes, let alone include his picture and the more recent compilation Polydor Years — Keys of the Kingdom[ edit ] Keys of the Kingdomreleased inhad modest commercial success when released and once again, Hayward's songs led off the album, with the new singles " Say It with Love " and " Bless the Wings That Bring You Back.
Lodge made a defining shift in his songwriting on this album, leaving his trademark high-energy rock music, and instead gravitating towards slow love ballads such as "Lean on Me Tonight " though he had earlier contributed some songs in this gentler vein such as "Emily's Song" for his daughter in"Survival" inand "Talking Out of Turn" inwhile his more powerful songs continued with "Magic" and the Lennonesque "Shadows on the Wall".
This gentler trend continued on the two successive Moodies albums. Hayward wrote the driving two-part piece "Say What You Mean. The ensuing tour saw them invited to play at the Montreux Jazz Festival. A non-album Hayward-Lodge song cut at these sessions, "Highway", was included on the "Say It with Love" twelve-inch single and on a later box set and compilation albumwhile the vinyl album did not include their song "Once is Enough" as on the compact disc version.
The group remained a steady concert draw, and a series of video and audio versions of their Night at Red Rocks concert enjoyed great success, particularly as a fund-raiser for American public television where it had been first broadcast.
The group also continued their use of additional musicians on stage and in the studio, but after the two legal suits from both Pinder in and Moraz inthe band was careful not to recognise future keyboardists as official members. Following on from his contributions as keyboardist on the 'Keys of the Kingdom' album, Paul Bliss continued to play keyboards for the band live, being promoted to first keyboardist in but was replaced in March after 19 years continuous service.The Day We Meet Again - The Moody Blues (1978) FLAC Audio Remaster HD 1080p
After Edge injured himself insecond drummer Gordon Marshall was brought in to back him up; he stayed with the group after Edge returned and remained in the position until autumn of when he left to play in a Moody Blues cover band "Legend of a Band" and another cover band "Reflections". Strange Times, s tours[ edit ] From to the group took a hiatus from recording and spent time trying to perfect the art of performing live with an orchestra. The recording hiatus ended inwith the album Strange Timestheir first album in almost two decades to be more than moderately received by British critics, although Justin Hayward was quoted as saying he was disappointed at the album's chart performance — probably not helped by the long recording hiatus — which was notably less than "Keys of the Kingdom" in It was recorded in ReccoItaly, at Hayward's suggestion, and was the band's first self-produced effort.
The album featured keyboards and arrangements from Italian musician Danilo Madonia, who continued to work in-studio with the band. The album opened with English Sunset, a pop song featuring a modern, nearly techno arrangement. It was a very emotional time as I was at the end of one big love affair and the start of another. A lot of that came out in the song. This particular live version accentuates the tune's fun carnival vibe, but the highlight is Thomas' extended flute solo.
The song is about counter-culture icon Timothy Leary, who didn't actually die until In "The Actor," Hayward tackles lost love; in the brilliant "Voices in the Sky," it's spiritual development. Let the Moodies cast their spell! During what I keep calling their "classic period," the band's lyrics had a mystical and often very "British" quality. Both are on full display here. The clip below also includes a spoken piece, "The Dream," which was written by drummer Graeme Edge but recited by Pinder.
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I've always thought "The Voyage" was ever so slightly reminiscent of Ernest Fanelli's early 20th-century "impressionist" compositions. I could probably say that about a lot of these songs. Take note of the killer riff and tight harmonies. This tune is just waiting for the right band to come along and cover it; please thank me in the liner notes!
While it starts off like the perfect theme song for an afternoon nap, Hayward winds up giving the ol' pipes a workout during the bridge. The video below features a longer, alternate version of the song FM-radio listeners have come to know and love. John Lodge thought that was ridiculous and he's right, of course.
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The point of this rocking track is basically, "Why the hell are you asking me? I'm some guy in a rock band. The expanded and versions of the album feature "Blue Guitar," which was released as a non-album single by the duo that same year.