Magnificent moodies 1966
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Moody Blues was founded in 1964 by Michael Pinder and Ray Thomas. They initially performed a rhythm and blues-based sound in Birmingham. Their debut album hit the streets in 1965.
The style of music on "Magnificent Moodies" differs greatly from what most people expect from a Moody Blues album. The sound is R'n'B influenced and rather naive and simple. The songs are all single length (2-3 minutes long). The song titles reflect the lyric themes very obviously.
"I'll Go Crazy/ Something you got" are good examples of the early sound with the tortued vocals of Laine and "I don't mind" featuring the vocal/piano powers of Mike Pinder. While "From the Bottom of my heart" and "Stop" two great Pinder/Laine originals, allow for the recognition of the maturing writing talents and vocal harmonies which would later become hallmarks of the band.
This edition of the album also includes 14 bonus tracks from the same era.
Laine and Warwick left the group in 1966, and were replaced by guitarist Justin Hayward and bassist John Lodge, as the band inspired and evolved the progressive rock style.
- Michael Pinder / keyboards and vocals
- Ray Thomas / bass, flute, vocals
- Graeme Edge / drums
- Denny Laine / guitar, vocals
- Elaine Caswell / percussion
- Clint Warwick / bass
Track List :
01. I'll Go Crazy - 2:11
02. Something You Got - 2:52
03. Go Now! - 3:14
04. Can't Nobody Love You - 4:03
05. I Don't Mind - 3:27
06. I've Got A Dream - 2:52
07. Let Me Go - 3:13
08. Stop - 2:05
09. Thank You Baby - 2:30
10. It Ain't Necessarily So - 3:21
11. True Story - 1:45
12. Bye Bye Bird - 2:50
13. People Gotta Go (Bonus) - 2:32
14. Steal Your Love Away (Bonus) - 2:15
15. Lose Your Money (But Don't Lose Your Mind) (Bonus) - 2:00
16. It's Easy Child (Bonus) - 3:13
17. I Don't Want To Go On Without You (Bonus) - 2:46
18. Time Is On My Side (Bonus) - 3:03
19. From The Bottom Of My Heart (I Love You) (Bonus) - 3:28
20. And My Baby's Gone (Bonus) - 2:21
21. Everyday (Bonus) - 1:49
22. You Don't (All The Time) (Bonus) - 2:21
23. Boulevard De La Madelaine (Bonus) - 2:56
24. This Is My House (But Nobody Calls) (Bonus) - 2:35
25. Life's Not Live (Bonus) - 2:35
26. He Can Win (Bonus) - 2:25