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S. E. Shapiro Says, in 1-21-2010 at 19:42:21 from     

I am a fan of these people and their music for almost 40 years. This is one of the most horribly produced cd’s I’ve ever heard. The sound quality and production is akin to someone getting the approval to market their own recording that was made with a cheap cassette recorder. Whomever mastered this recording did a really, really poor job. The box is nice though. No justice was done to this group.

Rating: 1 / 5

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Micaloneus Says, in 1-21-2010 at 21:30:32 from     

Like the live Cream package, this too comes across as a MONEY thing…a big business deal. No new album, just play the old tunes for the “old” fans. Yuck! The songs are classic and sound very nice, as they should, because they tour this cabaret act all over the world. Don’t get me wrong, I love this band but I’d feel different if it was to promote new songs, but it’s all just…nostalgia.

I HAVE AN IDEA, LET’S GET LODGE, HAYWARD AND EDGE TO DO A NEW ALBUM WITH MIKE PINDER AND RAY THOMAS, OUT IN GOOD OL’ CALIFORNIA FOR ABOUT A MONTH. THEN, WHILE THEY’RE ALL TOGETHER, TAPE A FEW “REUNION” SHOWS LIKE CREAM DID IN 2005. THEN WE’RE TALKING REAL MOODIES EXCITEMENT.

On a side note, my other favorite “classic” rock band Deep Purple, do have a NEW album “Rapture of the Deep” and it truly delivers! Live in studio recordings from a legendary band on fire. Giving the musical world one of the finest albums of 2005. Bravo DP!

What will sadden me is that the media will promote this recycled memory-madness from Cream and perhaps the Moodies as well, but completely ignore the NEW and innovative Purple CD. Go figure.

Talk about the state of the “art”
Rating: 4 / 5

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P. Johnston Says, in 1-21-2010 at 21:31:48 from     

The Moody Blues are one of the best bands to grace the charts in —well, forever,but this cd doesn’t showcase that quality. The sound is awful! There are times when the drums jarringly drown out the vocals. I didn’t think it possible for the Moodies to sound like a garage band, but there are moments on this cd when that is the case. Pass on this one and go for Anthology instead.It is a far superior cd.
Rating: 3 / 5

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Charles S. Dietzel Says, in 1-21-2010 at 22:51:49 from     

Having seen the Moody Blues the same summer as this album’s tour and recording, I must say that they are a mere shadow of their former greatness. A second drummer, two keyboards, and female ooo-waaahhh singers? the rich melodic underpinnings are still there but one has to wonder what the guy on stage left is doing…playing recordings of old Mellotron tracks or Patrick Moraz’s lush instrumentation? and since when does Graeme need help with his drumming? John and Justin still rock with all the old favorites but the stage show is identical from one tour to the next with John even throwing out the same lines and Justin/John strutting around on stage in the exact same manner that they did for the same song the year before or several years ago with their Albert Hall concert. if the MBs want this old fan to be excited, bring back a single competent keyboardist, and flautist. forget the back up singers. write some dazzling new material and focus on it. pare the group down to 5 musicians again. one loves to hear the old favs, but after a while, they sound tired and thin.
Rating: 3 / 5

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Don Ray Says, in 1-22-2010 at 01:16:00 from     

The Moody Blues Blu-Ray DVD is Ok, but lacks the feeling of being there. Too bad this technology was not around when these guys were in their prime. Camera video shots were not snycronized and I thought this was a poor concert recording. It is Blu-Ray however, so it is good quality just boring to watch and listen to. 2 Thumbs down on this purchase.
Rating: 1 / 5

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