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21-Dec-10
In The Studio With Moody Blues

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On the 40th anniversary of the Moody Blues’  A Question of Balance  , a #1 album in the UK , #3 in America , our guests Justin Hayward , John Lodge , & Graeme Edge chronicle the four albums they recorded post- Days of Future Passed  in the dizzying space of barely three years . By now , you probably know the story of how the Moody Blues stumbled upon the combination of pop/rock songs arranged with orchestral accompaniment on Days… , but none of the lads were prepared either for the overwhelming acclaim as “serious” musicians nor the challenges to pulling off these complex arrangements live in a pre-digital world . The  Beatles’ Sgt.Pepper…  may have been the clarion call signaling rock’n'roll’s boundless potential , but the Moody Blues answered it in a most impressive way with On a Threshold of a Dream , In Search of the Lost Chord , the under-appreciated To Our Children’s Children’ Children  , bookending with 1970’s #1-seller A Question of Balance .

-Redbeard

 

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