Saturday, September 27, 2008

Another Blast From The Past

There are some bands that cannot have any justice done to them, in just one installment of Another Blast From The Past. This weekend PYY features one such group. They have so many great songs, not all of them can be used in one sitting. So naturally, some have to be saved for another time, somewhere down the road. And as you may guess, it's a difficult decision as to which ones to use and which ones to save.

One of the top ten rock acts of all time, the Moody Blues forged one of the most unique and versatile sounds in a career that spanned over three decades. And every so often, you can still catch them on a tour and re-live some of the greatest musical moments of a lifetime.

This first song is one that includes one of the more powerful videos I have ever seen on You Tube. I am not too sure if this is the original video or one that was created by a user. But I am sure that (unless you are incapable of human emotion), you'll feel something when you watch it. Take a listen to this cut off of their 1972 Seventh Sojourn album, it's called Isn't Life Strange:

This next song is off of the Long Distance Voyager album, which reached #1 on the US album charts. It's release marked something of a comeback after a three year lay-off. Here is The Voice:

Probably the best known Moody Blues song came from the 1967 masterpiece Days of Future Passed . A beautiful mix of classical and rock, this song best exemplifies the band's name. Here is the immortal Nights In White Satin:

From the same album comes this tune, here is Tuesday Afternoon - Evening: Time To Get away:

Finally here is a recent live version of a song about a lost love. This one was released in 1986 and is called In Your Wildest Dreams:


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