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Moody Blues-Timeless Flight pt 2-Justin Hayward, John Lodge

We pick up in part two of the Timeless Flight box set with selections from the worldwide #1 album Seventh Sojourn; then the tasty Justin Hayward/ John Lodge album Blue Jays; Justin Hayward’s sublime “Forever Autumn” from Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds in 1978; the Octave album that year  which was the last straw […]


Moody Blues- Best Of pt1-Justin Hayward, John Lodge

You can count the number of rock bands on one hand (and have fingers left over) which would have the longevity, consistency, and popularity to warrant an 11 CD/ 6 DVD box set, but the  five decade career enjoyed by the Moody Blues has turned out to be truly a Timeless Flight. In part one […]


Moody Blues-Seventh Sojourn 40th anniversary

Along with Jethro Tull‘s #1 seller Thick As a Brick and Close to the Edge by YES, #3 in the U.S., the third jewel in 1972’s triple crown of progressive rock, Seventh Sojourn, comes from the Moody Blues. Rock historians are quick to point out that, with the Beatles two years gone, the Rolling Stones […]


Moody Blues-Icon 2 best of the ’80s

Listening to four decades of Moody Blues music distilled back-to-back on their latest compilation Icon 2 , it’s surprising how consistent their musical vision has remained regardless of musical trend or fashion , and singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Hayward modestly acknowledges that critics either love them or crucify them for it. “At least we’ve been #1 without being outrageous !” Hayward chuckles in this week’s classic rock interview. “It’s the larger-than-life things that happen in this (entertainment) world, but that’s why we’ve made a point of not following any trend or any fashion , just doing our own music and trusting our own judgment, and doing what we wanted to do. We’ve been under a lot of pressure to compromise . We’ve never given in to that pressure…”(more)


Yes-Close to the Edge 45th anniversary- Jon Anderson, Steve Howe ,Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford

Many of the post-British Invasion bands were approaching the rock idiom seriously  by 1972, the peak year for this “progressive “ rock movement which had matured  with spectacular results, both artistically and commercially. It was the result of a combination of new technology ( the Mellotron , which crudely emulated choral and orchestral sounds ) […]


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