Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Moody Blues - 1993 [2002] "A Night at Red Rocks"

 


Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of this landmark 1993 live album from the veteran British Rock/Pop band. For the first time, this double disc set presents the entire 1992 concert as recorded at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. When the album was originally released, it showcased 15 highlights from the show, but this deluxe edition offers all 23 great performances by Justin Hayward and Co.

Having succeeded in the '80s by drawing on '60s nostalgia with a song ("Your Wildest Dreams") and video, the Moody Blues in the '90s began tailoring entire shows to recapture their '60s glory days -- and they succeeded. Performing on tour with a series of regional orchestras, they brought the majesty of their old studio sound onto the stage for the first time on songs like "Nights in White Satin" and "Tuesday Afternoon," and audiences responded by turning them into one of the top concert draws of the decade. This album and the accompanying video are beautifully recorded (and the video looks gorgeous, too) and performed, and the group -- caught amid the splendor of one of the prettiest outdoor concert venues in the West (Stevie Nicks has also done a video there) and with the orchestra backing them up on half the numbers, rise to the occasion with a drive and eloquence that they hadn't shown on-stage in many years. An essential recording and video for any fan of the group.

Track Listing:

01. Overture (2:58)
02. Late Lament (1:35)
03. Tuesday Afternoon (4:42)
04. For My Lady (4:11)
05. Lean on Me (4:39)
06. Lovely to See You (4:04)
07. I Know You're Out There Somewhere (5:22)
08. The Voice (5:28)
09. Your Wildest Dreams (4:57)
10. Isn't Life Strange (6:44)
11. The Other Side of Life (7:05)
12. I'm Just a Singer (with A Rock and Roll Band) (6:55)
13. Nights in White Satin (6:33)
14. Question (6:22)
15. Ride My See-Saw (5:26)

Total Time 77:01

Personnel:

- Graeme Edge / drums
- Justin Hayward / guitars, vocals
- John Lodge / bass, acoustic guitar, vocals
- Ray Thomas / flutes, vocals

With:
- Spencer Allen / keyboards
- Paul Bliss / keyboards
- Bias Boschell / keyboards
- June Boyce / backing vocals
- Matt McShane / guitar
- Sue Shattock / backing vocals
- Allan Terry / drums

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  3. Thanks for the Moody Blues share such a great band for such a long time

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