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The Moody Blues

Blue World 12 inch single (Vinyl)

Review by Gary Hill

This twelve inch single from the Moody Blues is out of print, but you can certainly find it online and most likely at a decent price. It features two songs from The Present album. Both songs are strong and both present a different side of the Moodies from that time period.

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Track by Track Review
Side 1
Blue World
Although there is an electronic vibe to this cut, it really does have a lot of old school Moodies to it. Justin Hayward’s vocals are classic. There are some hints of symphonic textures. This is a catchy, pop rock styled tune.
Side 2
Going Nowhere
To me this feels much more like classic Moody Blues. It’s a dynamic cut. It features multiple layers of vocals and some great rocking moments. Instrumental passages on this are prevalent and strong. Yet, the vocal sections never take a back seat. It’s a great cut with a real classic Moodies sound.
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