3 comments on “Album By Album: The Moody Blues 1967-1978 with Ian Zapczynski

  1. Hey guys! This is the episode that got me into your podcast, and that rekindled my long time love of the Moodies! They’ve gotten so little respect over the years from the rock elite, and it’s good to hear some actual appreciation and reverence for their underappreciated and innovative work.
    I gotta give some extra love to Seventh Sojourn, however. It may not be as immediate or hard hitting as “Children’s Children” (which is my number one too), but the highs are among their best of all time. “You and I” is an absolutely wondrous and beautiful rock song. “For My Lady” is corny, but the vocal melody is truly lovely and memorable. “New Horizons” is a masterpiece. And Mike Pinder’s two seem kind of blah on a casual listen, but they are really strong, powerful compositions with some heavy lyrical content. I never much cared for “Melancholy Man”, so for me, those two took the same kind of motif and really brought it to the next level.
    And I always though Octave sucked the big one. Thomas’ two songs are two of the biggest milk duds in their entire catalogue. There are maybe two tracks I like on this, “The Day We Meet Again”, and “Driftwood”. The rest…huh?
    Keep up the awesome work guys!

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    • Thanks for the kind words, Josh! Pretty cool to see that we share some of the same favorites.

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  2. Hey guys! This is the episode that got me into your podcast, and that rekindled my long time love of the Moodies! They’ve gotten so little respect over the years from the rock elite, and it’s good to hear some actual appreciation and reverence for their underappreciated and innovative work.
    I gotta give some extra love to Seventh Sojourn, however. It may not be as immediate or hard hitting as “Children’s Children” (which is my number one too), but the highs are among their best of all time. “You and I” is an absolutely wondrous and beautiful rock song. “For My Lady” is corny, but the vocal melody is truly lovely and memorable. “New Horizons” is a masterpiece. And Mike Pinder’s two seem kind of blah on a casual listen, but they are really strong, powerful compositions with some heavy lyrical content. I never much cared for “Melancholy Man”, so for me, those two took the same kind of motif and really brought it to the next level.
    And I always though Octave sucked the big one. Thomas’ two songs are two of the biggest milk duds in their entire catalogue. There are maybe two tracks I like on this, “The Day We Meet Again”, and “Driftwood”. The rest…huh?
    Keep up the awesome work guys!!

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