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  • Audio CD (10 Nov. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B001HMEU7O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,174 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  9. I Am 1:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sorry 5:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen12. Sitting At The Wheel (Steven Greenberg Remix) 7:31£0.99  Buy MP3 

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1. Blue World
2. Meet Me Halfway
3. Sitting At The Wheel
4. Going Nowhere
5. Hole In The World
6. Under My Feet
7. It's Cold Outside Of Your Heart
8. Running Water
9. I Am
10. Sorry
11. Blue World
12. Sitting At The Wheel

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Jan. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Brilliant album. I believe this is one of their finest albums and that includes the core 7. Wonderful songs.Tehnically breathtaking. They rock or can make you cry. Running Water is a superb ballad and I think one of Justin Haywards best.Why do the Moodies think this is a bad album and refuse to play any of the music from the album at any of their concerts? Recorded 20 years ago and sounds fresh today as it did then. Superb.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By john.cockcroft@gb.unisys.com on 28 Feb. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is by far my favourite Moody Blues album and one of my favourite albums of all time. There is not a single track that will disappoint here from the Rock and Roll classics such as 'Blue World' and 'Sitting by the Wheel' to the quietly reflective 'Running Water' and 'Sorry'. If you like Justin Hayward's music or The Moody Blues at all then buy this album!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Prescott on 14 May 2013
Format: Audio CD
For years "The Present" was heralded as an insignificant album for the Moody Blues. Some people felt it was rushed to cash in on the success of "Long Distance Voyager". However, slowly but, surely, this album has crept up from the backbone of the fans to become one of the Moody's most memorable albums and has developed a cult following of fans that would love to hear at least a cut or two from this LP included in their live show. "Sitting at the Wheel", "Blue World", & "Running Water" quickly come to mind.

Anyone with an eye for art would have picked up on the take off of Maxfield Parrish's "Daybreak" as the album cover. Making some fans covet the vinyl album even more and some to want it on Vinyl to get the FULL EFFECT of the artwork of the cover (something that is sadly lacking in cd's and mp3's).

Music fans today who are not into Vinyl have no idea what they're missing but they are catching on quickly!

"The Present" has some fine guitar work from Justin, some incredible bass work from John, and Patrick Moraz on the keyboards really make this album shine.
It's still one of my favorites as time passes, it's becoming more and more THE "classic" or "favorite" of many of the fans due to the overlooked work on this album that is easily appreciated after a few listens. Be surprised. Good Moody Blues On This CD.
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Format: Audio CD
I Have just listened to this after not playing it for many years - I can see why some people run it down but to be honest, what we have here is a typical "2nd period" Moodies album. In other words, it isnt on a par with the "classic first 7 albums" but is no worse than many other rock albums being released around that time. I have no grouse with Patrick Moraz - his keyboard work is fine and if it has dated then it is no worse than any other keyboard / syn-drum record of that era. My complaint is simply that the songs are not that strong. There are one or two notable exceptions- Blue world is a great opener and Running water is possibly one of the best songs that Justin Hayward ever sang. Most of the rest are "OK" , the only track I skip completely is Sitting at the wheel which (to my ears) sounds like Jane wiedlin's "Rush hour" with John Lodge on vocals. Not a good thing. So, buy it to somplete the set if you are an ardent fan. If not, download Blue world and Running water is my advice .......
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Shelton on 18 July 2014
Format: Vinyl
This is not what I would call a typical "Moody Blues" album. It has none of the earlier subtleties of melody and harmony, but it still OK.
Moraz is a less than gifted musician when compared to the greats of the time, and the fact that Yes dispensed with him pretty quickly sums up his contribution.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kit Maybin on 15 April 2009
Format: Audio CD
My introduction to the band, outside of Nights... and Tuesday Afternoon, didn't come until Long Distance Voyager. For me the aforementioned title and The Present are Classic Moodies and deserve to be placed along side the Classic Seven. Glad to see it's finally been remastered.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ken Bklackmore on 3 Nov. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This Album was quite a "departure" from their old style of music as I've only got it on vinyl I had forgotten what it was like ... even after all these years it is still very "fresh" sounding
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Les Hooton on 19 Oct. 2013
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Brought back memories instilled by the original vinyl LP. Very enjoyable and will hopefully cause many more pleasurable hours of listening.
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