Moody Blues-A Question of Balance-Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Graeme Edge

For the Moody Blues’  A Question of Balance (a #1 album in the UK, #3 in America), our guests Justin Hayward, John Lodge, & Graeme Edge chronicle the four albums they recorded post- Days of Future Passed in the dizzying space of barely three years. By now  you probably know the story of how the Moody Blues stumbled upon the combination of pop/rock songs arranged with orchestral accompaniment on Days... , but none of the lads were prepared either for the overwhelming acclaim as “serious” musicians nor the challenges to pulling off these complex arrangements live in a pre-digital world. The Beatles’ Sgt.Pepper... may have been the clarion call signaling rock’n’roll’s boundless potential, but the Moody Blues answered it in a most impressive way with On a Threshold of a Dream , In Search of the Lost Chord , the sublime yet under-appreciated To Our Children’s Children’ Children , bookending with 1970’s #1-seller A Question of Balance . -Redbeard