By the way… VCR was my absolute favorite as I was learning to love music. I would hope the Hall would actually sit outside the politics of any band, though. They released seven albums in five years. Isn't life strange A turn of the page Can read like before Can we ask for more Each day passes by How hard man will try The sea will not wait You know it makes me want to cry, cry, cry Wish I could be in your heart To be one with your love Wish I could be in your eyes Looking back there your were and here we are Isn't love strange A word we arrange With no thought or care Maker … The band has added some Vegas dates in the fall. Denny and his band (after an opening act) began by playing Band On The Run in it entirety, and in a casual bar setting, it was perfect. Wished I could be in your eyes This isn’t a Moodies concert, it’s something else. Free song lyrics from Moody Blues, for example And The Tide Rushes In, Dawning Is The Day & Don't You Feel Small. So why not new releases of these catalog items on vinyl? A slightly more in depth recap (photos can be seen in the original post): I was a high school senior. Supertramp. I knew certainly enough that I was standing in an airport in New Orleans when I booked my tickets on my phone as they went on sale to reserve a table at the Hard Rock. But I wonder…. Especially Strange Times – arguably the only complete studio album of original material never to see vinyl. How hard man will try? Now that I think of it… HoF, unlike LTSY was missing a number of songs we knew were performed such as Strange Times which has never seen an official live release. Even as I hate to suggest it, a massive box set of Moodies albums on vinyl that had these 3 titles as exclusives would make me go out and buy it. A turn of the page So it left the guys who really did and we were very fortunate in the eighties to have a couple of really big hit singles, "Your Wildest Dreams" and "I Know You're Out There Somewhere" where we really got to experience that whole MTV generation thing and to be on TV with people coming up to me and saying, "Hey, you're that Moody Blues guy I saw in the video!" I wondered what the show would be like. You know it makes me want to cry, cry, cry - Wished I could be in your heart To be one with your love Wished I could be in your eyes Looking back there you were. Which I think neglects not just a large portion of the band’s output, but some of it’s most famous and endearing, depending upon your age. Is this for authenticity? I first fell in love with whippets in the late 1980s, when I met my grandfather's whippet Justy. They had my number. There is much more to follow if we wish to chart the bands' changes of members, tours, recordings and so on, but this site is about the spiritual and the Moody Blues spiritual contributions largely ended here in the early 80s. I didn’t know, and I didn’t know what the Hard Rock would let me walk in with, so I came with a 45 and a CD tucked into my jacket. The Moody Bluegrass folks did that on their version, but I think all of us who “felt” that song, wrote on our own endings. I got my first whippet in 1998 and never looked back. Their 1965 debut The Magnificent Moodies was an R&B album, which featured Denny Laine on guitar and vocals and spawned the hit ‘Go Now’. There were definitely times in the past where I let things go by assuming I’d pick them up later – usually due to being a poor student – and then either couldn’t find them again or only by paying a lot more for them. A book without light In retrospect, … well, that was more than 20 years ago. To be one with your love That number had an answering machine – this was well before us having cell phones. I’m not sure dropping to the Js is the same, but I think they’re still laying the groundwork. Plain and simple. In particular the sound of the band that “relaunched” them (for the second, third, time?) DISCUSSIONS. Some won’t stay around for long! Over the last few years, new items have seen LP releases, including the Isle of Wight (clear vinyl!) This isn’t to imply that The Moody Blues should feel hard done by; millions of fans and the respect of critics who know what they’re talking about (like me!) I actually can’t comment further without getting really personal, just, this was a really moving song to me. The next thing I heard was “Hello, this is Michael.”  I don’t think a heart can stop while stopped but it did its best. Pretty sure even Mike and Tara haven’t seen that …, This was shot in the studio of Guilderland Central High School with my friends (whom I will only name if they want to be associated!) Even Keys was a limited international release, but by now if you really wanted one, you probably were able to secure a copy. NOTIFICATIONS. Explore many well organized forums of news, photos and collectibles. There are no Moody Blues dates listed on their website. To make us as one I was holding out a little bit of hope the video would see a 4k/UHD release as previous Eagle Rock titles had been out ahead of the Blu-Ray HD wave with the Lovely to See You title, but that’s ok. I wish you all the best with your playing – keep enjoying the journey! FORUMS. The span from 1967 through 1972 was quite a prolific period for The Moody Blues. Wish You Were Here is a glistening, powerful rock record that stays true to power pop while sounding as contemporary as any mainstream rock band of the mid-'70s. The band was still churning out the occasional new album back then, and it seemed more relevant. Can read like before So I’m guessing it’s the former and not the later. Wished I could be in your heart I know it’s not the actual last recording he was a part of, but it was the last one that hit me square in the heart. We had been at the school since the day ended, but Mike and Tara were in transit. (Amazon here). Each day passes by Play track Comfortably Numb - 2011 - Remaster. Because our MP3s have no DRM, you can play it on any device that supports MP3, even on your iPod! There were also Ray Thomas songs. This gave us two or three days to air some promos, spread the word via the mandatory homeroom viewing, and air the full hour interview before his signing in Albany. Welcome Gerry, Thanks for the introduction – it is great to have you here. But Graeme was recently quoted as saying he is exhausted after a month of dates, and John was also quoted as saying the band wouldn’t stop if Graeme retired saying “did we stop when Mike left? More Songs From the Album: The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed I called from home. It’s difficult, I think, to write about someone you only met through photo ops (in this case a charity auction), but who has been “in your life” as an artist since before you can really recall anymore. Below, find the interview itself in full, as it “aired” in 1995 (I was so happy when the occasional person at the signing mentioned they’d seen it! Wish I could be in your heart To be one with your love Wish I could be in your eyes Looking back.. Playlists Guestbook. I intend to keep this post somewhat up to date with new or upcoming releases of interest that can be had new and are not the standard usual catalog items, or are new enough folks might not be aware of them. My 9th grade english teacher told me, way back when, that some day, The Moody Blues would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. KBPS stands for kilobits per second and the number of KBPS represents the audio quality of the MP3s. I was tempted but I’ll stop. To be one with your love You May Also Like: Tuesday Afternoon (The Moody Blues) Arrangements of This Song: View All. Discover more than 56 million tracks, create your own playlists, and share your favourite tracks with your friends. No. After her reply that music should be shared, I felt embarrassed that I’d even asked, but also ever so grateful. Well – I am so glad to have been there I can hardly express it. I think many pass over are the fantastic songs the Mark 1 Moodies made towards the end of that period, before Denny and Clint left. Mike Pinder was touring Barnes & Noble bookstores to support A Planet With One Mind. I’m all for it, don’t get me wrong. But I don’t believe it’s actually fair in the end to omit Patrick Moraz from the inducted lineup. So allow me my retro thoughts on song selection, though my selections were never popular. That one was set to You and Me. and Collected releases. Even though Denny left, the band was starting to find its songwriting talent, (as was Denny), and that carried into the “Mark 2” Moodies as they recorded about a half dozen songs before Days of Future Passed. To lose just a day Unless with love we write; Police were telling folks to stay off the road (and in upstate New York, that doesn’t come lightly). I miss Ray. With love we must weave Long story told I thought the result was long lost. I knew it was different, unique, and in the end, so full of meaning, even if that meaning was and is only partially in my grasp, that I loved the whole suite. Moody Blues Attitude. And the high school switchboard was unmanned so no direct incoming calls to the studio. So we made up a t-shirt that I wore backstage that read “I go to Moody Blues concerts with my little lovely“. Wished I could be in your heart To be one with your love Wished I could be in your eyes Looking back there you were. Isn't life strange? Everything I uttered (words or not) and Mike’s full answers are here. Looking back there you were, and here we are. It made me think that there’s a curious vinyl gap in the Moodies catalog. Including Denny, however, means a broader view of who made the Moodies the Moodies. I have more than a few of Denny’s solo albums (and I admit, only two Wings albums on vinyl). Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward Isn’t Burning Up Over What Got Lost in the Fire Currently on a solo tour, the singer talks about wanting to be Buddy Holly, what concerns musicians about the … I’ve decided that for my own remembering, I’m going to work backwards. There were Moody Blues songs. In 2017 my paternal grandfather passed away. Larkin Poe never cease to amaze people with their ability to perform tight covers of very elaborate songs performed unplugged. You know it makes me want to cry, cry, cry -, Wished I could be in your heart Copyright: Writer(s): John Charles Lodge Lyrics Terms of Use, Isn't life strange Ultimately I guess I just wish that Ray and Mike were still performing and that we still have the four-part male harmonies. If we’re really keeping track, at about minute 22 was when my heart was ready to give out again as I listened to the playback in the studio, turned around, and thought “will he still be there after I play this clip?”, (I’m still proud of that image in the background, printed from my inkjet onto a transparency, put into a slide projector, hung from the ceiling), Put together and shared within the high school. Larkin Poe – Nights In White Satin (Official Video) – The Moody Blues Cover . I just don’t feel they get their due. I’m sure, reader, you are surprised to learn I was a dedicated member of the media club in high school. With no thought or care Play track Breakfast In America - 2010 Remastered. It is the least punk-rock band of all time, and I love it for that. The Moody Blues are an English rock band. To throw it away This is not a formal sort of thing – it’s just for me. ), Long Distance Voyagers – The Story of The Moody Blues Volume 1 (1965 – 1979) – by Marc Cushman, Burt Bacharach: Life in Song – Justin performs What the World Needs Now, Live From Birmingham: The 10,000 Light Years Tour – While the Pledge Music site is no longer available, the album and video are available via Amazon. I was very excited to see, much to my surprise, that the upcoming live concert release from the Days of Future Passed Live tour will include a vinyl release. Note to reader: I’ve been thinking a long while about this post. I’m happy for them, for everyone, and that’s one more off the future lists of “why on earth aren’t they in the Hall?”  With luck, I’ll be there to see it happen, mostly because the whole thing sounds like a fun experience and won’t really conflict in my mind with what I think was my last Moodies concert in 2017. Looking back there you were And here we are. Update: I wondered, but I was not entirely correct. Can we ask for more? When I finally got a copy of the French EP with People Gotta Go (before it ever saw a CD release) I loved that song even more. Pink Floyd. Wished I could be in your eyes The sea will not wait Login; Join; HOME. – UPDATE: No, Live From Birmingham: The 10,000 Light Years Tour. ), and a behind-the-scenes video we aired within the school afterward. I posted a video of Celtic Sonant and then asked Lee if that was alright that I did so. And if, in retrospect, the quality of their music never reached the high level of contemporaries such as Pink Floyd or Yes, they were more consistent than either of those bands -- they might never have reached the heights of a Wish You Were Here or Close to the … At that time, I was showing and breeding dalmatians, and I decided that whippets were really my spirit animal dog, and vowed to make my next dog a whippet. It is simply that all of these have shaped me and I cannot be more grateful or thankful. This will never be for sale! Product #: MN0128550. And the snow came. To be one with your love A word we arrange Mostly, I think about Ray through his music, and I start with The Trouble With Memories. As an old composer, you know? I was totally surprised that they were put on the list right around the same time as the 50th anniversary of DoFP, but I was so much more surprised when they were listed as an inductee. Denny is the last living Moody Blue I’d never seen live. Ray’s last Moodies album contribution, as far as I know, was My Little Lovely. But I also think it would then be right to include Patrick. The Moody Blues. Denny and Mike were writing some great songs. Looking back there you were. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. My first Moody Blues concert was in 1986; I was 8. The quicksand of time Gaining a following as a psychedelic band, they were distinguished for their extended compositions, sonic experimentation, philosophical lyrics and elaborate live shows, and became a leading band of the progressive rock genre. That is very sad about not seeing your wife in so long. “Get it right!”  He told the story behind Picasso’s Last Words starting with “Paul had a Picasso on the wall…. Moody Blues Attitude. As long as they remain available as new items they may stay on this page. [C G# A C# E F G F# Em D Am B Gm Bm] Chords for Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin with capo transposer, play along with guitar, piano, ukulele & mandolin. And here is my People Gotta Go EP. Moody Blues also has albums such as A Question Of Balance, Caught Live +5, Days Of Future Passed, December, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour Upstate New York, after all. If you don’t think he was a big influence I encourage you to listen to his solo works prior to joining the band. Denny joked at one point that he had written two parts of a song, Paul had written the in between, so of course, it’s credited to “Lennon/McCartney” most of the time. A turn of the page I was super excited, and also maybe a bit hesitant. I’m so happy it has surfaced for no other reason than I get to show my daughter I wasn’t lying about what I was capable of in high school. I’m not going to work my way through everything. Pink Floyd was an English rock band formed in London in 1965. I was very impressionable and I’m sure I took some intended and unintended meanings from those songs. .. Ray?” (paraphrased). Ah, how innocently I posted in 2016 that I would find and post the interview I did with Mike Pinder “shortly”. It was the kind of record that could have been a hit, but due to a series of legal and managerial entanglements, it was pulled from stores before it had a chance to find its audience. Deezer: free music streaming. Each breath that we breathe You’ll hear it, all the way down to specific synth types. As such, in our senior year, we were supposed to produce a short video to air on the last morning of classes. Because our MP3s have no DRM, you can play it on any device that supports MP3, even on your iPod! They are one of the most commercially successful and influential … Isn't life strange A turn of the page Can read like before Can we ask for more Each day passes by How hard man will try The sea will not wait You know it makes me want to cry, cry, cry Wish I could be in your heart To be one with your love Wish I could be in your eyes Looking back there your were and here we are Isn't love strange A word we arrange With no thought or care Maker … We had a local access cable channel through the school and at least some parents and students watched (well, the students were sort of made to). Being signed. Looking back there you were... © 2021 METROLYRICS, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. Others are selling these massive catalog sets to great success, like Weird Al’s sold-out Squeeze Box. Maybe… that’s enough. Listen to Isn't Life Strange by The Moody Blues - The Very Best Of The Moody Blues. The Moody Blues were promoted really heavily, for whatever reason. 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