Vinyl fans will be particularly excited by the April 26th release of the Moody Blues’ Live At The BBC: 1967-1970. The triple disc set, which was originally issued on CD back in 2007, makes its global vinyl debut with a limited, individually numbered three-LP color vinyl edition. Spread across its three 180-gram vinyl LP’s, the deluxe special edition features 41 live performances from several BBC radio and television appearances the band made between 1967 and 1970 — including such classic bygone British radio and TV programs as Top Gear, Afternoon Pop Show, The Tony Brandon Show, Colour Me Pop, and The Lulu Show.
Among the Moodies favorites included on the set are: “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Question,” “Ride My See-Saw,” “The Best Way To Travel,” “Voices In The Sky,” “Dr. Livingstone, I Presume,” “Lovely To See You,” “Never Comes The Day,” “Send Me No Wine,” “To Share Our Love,” “Peak Hour,” “So Deep Within You,” “House Of Four Doors,” “Visions Of Paradise,” “The Actor,” and more.
An eight-song performance for BBC Live In Concert is also included, featuring live versions of tracks spanning three Moody Blues albums: In Search Of The Lost Chord, Days Of Future Passed, and To Our Children’s Children’s Children.
Moodies leader Justin Hayward told us the band has always relished being anonymous musicians behind the Moody Blues name: [“The Moody Blues aren’t media personalities really for two reasons — probably because we had a lousy publicist and never became famous enough; and also because some people choose to live by the paparazzi or whatever. It’s the music, really, that’s important. It’s the name ‘The Moody Blues,’ the sound of the music, and people love the music. Y’know, we’ve always been quite sort of private people really and just let the music do the talking.”] SOUNDCUE (:22 OC: . . . do the talking)
SOURCE: Press release
- In February, the Moody Blues‘ Justin Hayward postponed his 10-date solo run, which was to start later that month. Hayward’s tour was set to play in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. There’s been no rain check dates announced for scrapped shows yet.