Sing Moody Blues Classics CD
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Justin Hayward joined the Moody Blues in 1966, replacing the departing vocalist and guitarist, Denny Laine. The Moody Blues subsequently scrapped their bluesy standards from the repertoire, instead crafting lush, lyrical – and sometimes musically bombastic – psychedelic imagery, perfectly capturing the spirit of the period. This musical metamorphosis also transformed them into one of the most popular and enduring acts in history.
The 1967 album 'Days of Future Passed', one of the first and most influential symphonic rock albums, spawned the Hayward-penned classic 'Nights in White Satin', which went on to sell over two million copies. Justin also wrote most of the group's future anthems, including 'Question', 'Voices in the Sky', 'The Voice', 'Blue World', 'Your Wildest Dreams' and 'I Know You're Out There Somewhere'.
In 2003, together with vocalists Mike Sadler (Saga) and Shaun Williamson (Atlanta Rhythm Section/ King Karma) he recorded this album comprised of classic Hayward and Moody Blues Hits, backed by the Frankfurt Rock Orchestra, conducted by Leon Ives.
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Fortunately, I never tire of the Moody Blues in any form, but this does bring up the issue of many of the older bands releasing rehashed versions of older music over and over again. Hayward is not as guilty, as he presents new interpretations, but how many compilations of "Moody Blues" greatest hits is out there? Take a look at any artist being produced from Rhino Records and you'll see the newer, latest releases of the older, old ones. Another Hayward release that will please many fans is 'Classic Blue', which covers a variety of popular this from the sixties and seventies. All of them are in orchestral format.