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5.0 out of 5 stars 1978, the Moodies are back!, 7 Jan 2001
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The last album to feature Mike Pinder, this album, although not the most critically aclaimed, flows beautifully from one track to the next. The upbeat songs, (time zone, I'll be level with you, etc.) are on par with earlier recordings such as 'I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band' and 'ride my see-saw', but without the pycadaelic edge of the previous seven albums. It was recorded after a lenghty pause, when the existence of the band was in question. The slower songs are of the highest quality and play instrumentally after the song has finished in a wonderfully relaxed way, with many instrumental lines intertwining over and under each other in a wash of melodic beauty that the moody blues are so good at. The vocal harmonies in the songs are just the same as previous albums and I love this album. If you like the Moody Blues, buy this one, it's not as well known, but it is certainly of merit. 1978 was a year for the punks, but in the background the Moody Blues were being nice.
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Initial post: 1 Nov 2010 12:06:19 GMT
Stuff the punks. The Moody Blues had more musical ability in their toes than those idiots had in their entire bodies. This was the last album by the classic line-up and much better than what followed in the eighties. The standouts for me - as always - are Ray's 2 contributions.

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