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STEPPIN' THROUGH A TIME ZONE! - 1991
This section celebrates everything Moody Blues through providing an amazing factoid, a Moody myth-busting reality check and a daily question to test your knowledge of the band.
OUR GUESSING GAME - YESTERDAY'S ANSWER
The Moody Blues were invited to record the song This Is the Moment to appear on the album Gloryland to commemorate the USA hosting the FIFA World Cup tournament. But from which stage show did the song originate? Jekyll and Hyde.
HAVE YOU HEARD?
Did you know that that Your Wildest Dreams (from The Other Side of Life), I Know You’re out There Somewhere (from Sur la Mer) and Hope and Pray (from Keys of the Kingdom) form a trilogy and story arc from one to the other?
NO MORE LIES
Myth: Patrick Moraz wasn’t a member of the Moody Blues or Patrick Moraz was a member of the Moody Blues. Reality: This is a difficult one to pitch. On one side, there is the judgment of the litigation brought by Patrick against the rest of the band in 1992 when he was summarily fired; on the other, there is the heap of memorabilia and record releases (including an interview album featuring Justin Hayward and Patrick) as well as publicity that dictates Patrick was included in the line-up. In the 1981 court case brought by Mike Pinder against the ‘quintet’ of his erstwhile colleagues plus Patrick, it seemed to indicate that he was part of the line-up. In the event, Patrick won the later case but received far less than he was asking for. In addition, Patrick was only paid a flat fee per album rather than an equal percentage of the royalties and it is plain that his ‘sound’ made a real difference to the eighties albums. Therefore, the diplomatic answer is that, regardless of fans’ taste for any individual member of the Moody Blues, it was not clearly stated in the contracts and that Patrick was not a fully-fledged member of the band.
OUR GUESSING GAME
On which Moody Blues recording did they employ a classically trained dancer?
Come back tomorrow to find out the answer, plus new facts, a new question and another myth busted!
SAJK wrote:I lament the fact that there are a lot more Moodies tunes the greater populace would be humming to this day if a few more people had only been doing their job right.
lunazure wrote:I'll be tactful and say I was really disappointed in KotK............. but yes I liked "Highway" a lot. Graeme wasn't involved in the album as I recall, broke an arm or something. I think he's the "reality check" of the group, and they were missing that with this album. The other releases after this, Justin's solos and Strange Times, MUCH better. Tony Visconti and Patrick both left in the middle of production, so it wasn't a smooth album to record, I'd say off hand.
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