THE MOODY BLUES "TIMELESS FLIGHT 2014" TOUR.
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MOODY BLUES CRUISE 2: THEME-BACK TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT.
Guests include ROGER DALTREY & band, Carl Palmer of ELP, The Zombies, The Orchestra starring Electric Light Orchestra, Little River Band and many more. Prices run $999-$3100 (more for VIP levels), departing Miami, Florida, April 2-7, 2014.
They were considered gods in the1960s. Fans crowded their concerts to listen to their words of wisdom, hoping for enlightenment in a dark and confusing world. From 1967-1972, nearly every other band sold more singles than did the Moody Blues. The reason? A single wasn't enough. The Moodies were an album band, true artists who poured their entire soul into each album. The lush music...the deeply thoughtful lyrics...the flawless vocals...the gorgeous album art...it was all a part of the Moody Blues experience. Seeing them in concert was the prize beyond compare. Their live act was superior to their album work but was never exclusive from it.
Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Ray Thomas, Mike Pinder and Graeme Edge made musical history in a way no other band ever had or ever would. Not even the Beatles commanded a room the way these men did. Of course, they turned out to be mortal human beings but no one cared about that, either. They seemed invincible as they transcended mortality by bringing their music to a venue near you. Their first seven albums may or may not have contained the answers to life's mysteries but, watching them perform the music, one could swear they most certainly knew something one didn't.
Time and changes exposed them to be more human, especially after Mike Pinder left the band during their hiatus in 1974. A series of solo projects during that time seemed to indicate that the Moody Blues might have found the lost chord and moved on but the release of "Octave" brought them back into focus. Fans lived through the unfortunate choice of Patrick Moraz (Yes) as keyboardist. Some fans dropped off the bandwagon but many new fans took their place. The band has undergone a series of changes and have assembled a cast of supporting musicians that has managed to make their music even better.
Justin Hayward has stated that being a Moody Blue means being a Moody Blue forever. He, Lodge and Edge are the only original members who are still touring but their music never gets old. "Nights in White Satin" is still the hauntingly beautiful melody it always was. Even though they never relied on 'hits' to carry them, they do have a core list of songs that they perform religiously according to fan demand. They do venture off the beaten path to include other tracks. What's important is that the old magic is still burning for their fans who keep watching and waiting.