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Tracks 8, 10, 14 and 15 - why ?????
on 6 August 2013
Like many of the contributor's, I'm a big Moody Blues fan - from the beginning - and recently enjoyed a quite excellent concert of theirs in Manchester. I am the proud owner of all of their albums (excluding complilations) and those of the individual Band members. Their albums have been a part of my life since I've owned them and never represented a "trip down memeory lane". So, scene set, I'm sure you can imagine that I was pleased to learn that Justin Hayward was to release a new album. I hadn't expected anything new from any of the individual's or from the Band. But here it is. Great. Well, actually, it's not great. It's good. And with more listening I don't doubt it'll become at least very good.
Now, here's my problem. I don't like albums with stuff on them that doesn't belong. Up until this album, that meant "Bonus Tracks." On this album, that means tracks 8, 10, 14 and 15. Each of the (three) different tracks is part of a different whole and that's where they belong. Not here. Sorry, I don't get it. Because these tracks are on the album, I haven't given the "new" stuff the time it deserves to get inside me. Currently, I don't score the album well at all. It may change, but I doubt it as I don't listen to it that much.