Search this Topic:
Archivist and Board Owner
Tags : None
FrozenGhost wrote:Very interesting especially in explaining why there's such a stylistic difference between the group's "Core Seven" albums and those which proceeded them. Obviously the absence of Mike Pinder's mellotrone and Tony Clarke's contributions played a major part but that doesn't tell the entire story. As JH says, the band lost its two "mystics" so it was a lot more than a mere difference in their overall sound and style. Frankly, I don't have nearly as much interest in the group's recordings after the break-up than those those that came before. Not that everything they did afterwards is dross and everything that came before is a masterpiece. It's understandable that the band had to move with the times and probably the continuation of the old Moody Blues style would have drifted into self-parody by the late 70s/early 80s. Even so that disco number on Long Distant Voyager makes me cringe everytime I hear it.I'm not enough of a Moody Blues historian to know the circumstances of Tony Clarke's departure. Was it entirely voluntary? And was there any friction between him and the band members? Pardon my ignorance of what's probably very well known information.
© 2017 Yuku. All rights reserved.