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on 19 August 2008
This is the 6th solo album from the lead singer of The Moody Blues. Justin Hayward proves on this outing that time only makes the best even better. In many ways, at this point, Justin's solo career has trumped the Moody Blues. Not a bad thing in itself, considering the very long run the Moodies have had.
This album was recorded in Italy, and a fine lineup helped to make this a truly great recording.
The album opens up with an electro-keyboard intro which leads into the 1st song:" I Heard It". A rocking melody that lifts you off your seat, souring to the heights.
Then there is the mellower, melancholy 2nd track, "Broken Dream" which speaks of a coming to terms with growing older and facing the reality that some dreams don't come true. The album meanders into pathways and vistas that encompass hope, love, truth and the ever enduring quest for justice and redemption that (most) everyone harbours. On "Troubadour", Justin recounts in a lovely, almost rockabilly way how he came to be a singer/songwriter. With the last track; "Children of Paradise", the hopes are pinned on a brighter future, by remembering the joys of the past. I was blown away by the simplicity of the accoustic tracks, and how things bared down make a far better sound than the current schloppy, overproduced sounds of today.
I think this album was what taught me to always remember that "Sometimes Less Is More", another indomitable song on this album.
There is more I could say about this album, the point is that I am very proud that this is in my library. I highly recommend it.
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