The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

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In Search Of The Most Magnificent.

Days Of Future Past.
6
18%
In Search Of The Lost Chord.
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26%
On The Threshold Of A Dream.
5
15%
To Our Children’s Children’s Children.
6
18%
A Question Of Balance.
1
3%
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour.
7
21%
Seventh Sojourn.
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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby Quaco » 12 Nov 2019, 05:05

Matt Wilson wrote:Yeah, I'm not sure that comp is the way to go. I guess it is if you don't really know the albums that well. Looking over the contents I can see some glaring omissions:

from In Search of the Lost Chord, there's no "Voices in the Sky" and "The Best Way to Travel." Where's "Lazy Day" from On the Threshold of a Dream? "Out and In," and "Gypsy" from To Our Children's... should be there, just like "It's Up to You" from A Question of Balance. Finally, "Lost in a Lost World," and "You and Me" from Seventh Sojourn are missed.

Good calls. "You and Me" is so good!
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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby soundchaser » 12 Nov 2019, 09:52

Did anyone here follow the Moodies output post Seventh Sojourn?

I was just wondering if there was something particular I could check out on Spotify.

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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby never/ever » 12 Nov 2019, 10:15

Octave I can relatively stand. Sur La Mer,The Other Side Of Life and beyond.... tread very carefully.
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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby soundchaser » 12 Nov 2019, 10:19

never/ever wrote:Octave I can relatively stand. Sur La Mer,The Other Side Of Life and beyond.... tread very carefully.


Thanks for the warning. I’ll give Octave a go.

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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby Matt Wilson » 12 Nov 2019, 14:31

Long Distance Voyager is okay, though not on the level of the previous seven.

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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby soundchaser » 12 Nov 2019, 14:46

Matt Wilson wrote:I'll be the first to cast the Days of Future Past vote. I don't know why that album isn't hailed as a classic.


Have you heard Magnification by Yes, Matt? Band and orchestra. Very similar vibe. And it's great, too.

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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby Matt Wilson » 12 Nov 2019, 23:30

Yeah, I've heard most of it. Not a bad 21st Century Yes album, but I get more of a Close to the Edge vibe than a Days of Future Past one.

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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby toomanyhatz » 13 Nov 2019, 02:19

Lost Chord and EGBDF for me. Although I like some songs on DoFP a great deal ("Peak Hour" and "Tuesday Afternoon" specifically) the Mantovani strings and bad poetry do their best to derail it. Not completely successfully, to be fair, but the ick factor is still the album's most obvious feature to my ears.
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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby soundchaser » 13 Nov 2019, 14:54

toomanyhatz wrote:Although I like some songs on DoFP a great deal ("Peak Hour" and "Tuesday Afternoon" specifically) the Mantovani strings and bad poetry do their best to derail it. Not completely successfully, to be fair, but the ick factor is still the album's most obvious feature to my ears.


I agree, and yet it’s joint leader in this admittedly small poll. Personally, I think C is probably right that the two greatest Moody Blues albums are Threshold and Children’s. And yet I can’t get away from the fact that Every Good Boy Deserves Favour is such an important album to me. In the end, I’ve voted for that and Chilren’s, which is more or less a perfect album, with two blissful Mike Pinder songs. And that Mellotron....he was a master.

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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby pcqgod » 15 Nov 2019, 02:49

The first two are my favorite. The last two are very strong. The middle three are kind of hit and miss for me.
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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby Quaco » 15 Nov 2019, 22:53

soundchaser wrote:And yet I can’t get away from the fact that Every Good Boy Deserves Favour is such an important album to me.

Why is that? Is it the songs, something about how you first heard it, or ... ?
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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby toomanyhatz » 15 Nov 2019, 23:48

I will say, on my part, "The Story in Your Eyes" was almost "Stairway to Heaven" level in my urban high school as far as every guitarist having to learn it. I think maybe that made it more "approachable" somehow. Plus Ray Thomas's songs are engagingly childlike and by comparison to the others', fairly unpretentious.
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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby andymacandy » 16 Nov 2019, 12:30

"Childrens" for me-these days, if Im not sure what I want to listen to, I put this on while Im thinking about it.
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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby C » 16 Nov 2019, 20:36

andymacandy wrote:"Childrens" for me-these days


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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby Neil Jung » 17 Nov 2019, 19:00

Voted for Every Good Boy as the first LP I ever bought and In Search as it’s a psychedelic classic. Children’s is pretty marvellous all the way through.

Justin wrote most of my favourites... saw him live a few weeks ago. He’s still got it.
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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby soundchaser » 18 Nov 2019, 09:26

Quaco wrote:
soundchaser wrote:And yet I can’t get away from the fact that Every Good Boy Deserves Favour is such an important album to me.

Why is that? Is it the songs, something about how you first heard it, or ... ?


I used to share a bedroom with my older brother and we had a record player up there. I was 13 years old and just starting to discover my musical identity. He bought EGBDF and I was absolutely won over by it. The history of music that is the opening track, Procession, still gives me the chills. It's unique really. And then the way each subsequent track blends perfectly with the proceeding one, although a Moodies landmark, really hits the mark. There are no weak links on this album and I particularly love Pinder's fragile, My Song, which concludes the album. One More Time To Live, is another big favourite of mine: You can never go home anymore...heavy stuff. So yes, a fulcrum album for me.

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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby Neil Jung » 18 Nov 2019, 18:13

soundchaser wrote:
Quaco wrote:
soundchaser wrote:And yet I can’t get away from the fact that Every Good Boy Deserves Favour is such an important album to me.

Why is that? Is it the songs, something about how you first heard it, or ... ?


I used to share a bedroom with my older brother and we had a record player up there. I was 13 years old and just starting to discover my musical identity. He bought EGBDF and I was absolutely won over by it. The history of music that is the opening track, Procession, still gives me the chills. It's unique really. And then the way each subsequent track blends perfectly with the proceeding one, although a Moodies landmark, really hits the mark. There are no weak links on this album and I particularly love Pinder's fragile, My Song, which concludes the album. One More Time To Live, is another big favourite of mine: You can never go home anymore...heavy stuff. So yes, a fulcrum album for me.


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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby Quaco » 18 Nov 2019, 21:57

Neil Jung wrote:Voted for Every Good Boy as the first LP I ever bought and In Search as it’s a psychedelic classic. Children’s is pretty marvellous all the way through.

Justin wrote most of my favourites... saw him live a few weeks ago. He’s still got it.

Yes, I saw him about two months ago, and it was amazing. I was so moved my much of it.
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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby Quaco » 18 Nov 2019, 21:59

soundchaser wrote:
Quaco wrote:
soundchaser wrote:And yet I can’t get away from the fact that Every Good Boy Deserves Favour is such an important album to me.

Why is that? Is it the songs, something about how you first heard it, or ... ?


I used to share a bedroom with my older brother and we had a record player up there. I was 13 years old and just starting to discover my musical identity. He bought EGBDF and I was absolutely won over by it. The history of music that is the opening track, Procession, still gives me the chills. It's unique really. And then the way each subsequent track blends perfectly with the proceeding one, although a Moodies landmark, really hits the mark. There are no weak links on this album and I particularly love Pinder's fragile, My Song, which concludes the album. One More Time To Live, is another big favourite of mine: You can never go home anymore...heavy stuff. So yes, a fulcrum album for me.

Thanks, sc. Agree, especially about "YCNGH" which is maybe their best song.
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Re: The Moody Blues: Best Of The Magnificent Seven.

Postby toomanyhatz » 18 Nov 2019, 22:19

My wife (as Quaco knows) has a huge crush on late-60s Justin.

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