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STEPPIN' THROUGH A TIME ZONE! - 1994
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
What was the name of Mike Pinder’s fan club and which song did he record specifically for the membership? The Friends of Mike Pinder and Shining Lights.
HAVE YOU HEARD?
Did you know that, after failing to obtain sponsorship from local brewery Mitchell & Butler (which would have given them free venues in which to perform), the band decided to keep the initials? The ‘B’ became ‘Blues’ because that was the style of music they played, while the ‘M’ became ‘Moody’ inspired by Mike Pinder’s favourite Duke Ellington track, Mood Indigo. This was one of the arguments in Mike’s suit against the other members and Decca: since it was his idea to call the band the Moody Blues, he held intellectual rights over the name.
NO MORE LIES
Myth: Apart of the band and solo albums, none of the Threshold back catalogue has been officially released on CD. Reality: All four Trapeze albums (three studio albums and a US compilation with two previously unreleased tracks) were reissued on Threshold in the early nineties; In the Realm of Asgærd was issued on a Japanese label, while Providence gave short-lived label Sophox permission to release Ever Sense the Dawn and the tracks from their intended follow-up, which was never released.
OUR GUESSING GAME
Which Moody Blue has recorded a Christmas tune as a solo project?
Come back tomorrow to find out the answer, plus new facts, a new question and another myth busted!
mbauthor wrote:I bought Time Traveller as soon as it came out and loved the bonus disc from Red Rocks - unfortunately, it's been lost in a couple of house moves since. Still saving up to replace it!
I heard that Mike Pinder was recording more music and waited with bated breath. First came the mini-disc of five songs that was more than enough to whet the appetite before the full-blown Among the Stars album. There is much on it to please Pinder fans, including spoken passages, mystical/spiritual songs and songs reflecting his feelings for his then young family. It is, I think, a modulation from his work with the Moodies and it's a shame that he has not brought out another album of songs.
The Sound I had to Follow
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