Monday, August 31, 2009
Concert preview: The Moody Blues at the Meyerson Center (September 2 and 3)
With the Dallas Symphony included, imagine the majestic Live At Red Rocks album.
Forty five years into a brilliant career, progressive icons The Moody Blues (who will be playing with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Center on Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3) still carry on to packed theatres. Their 1967 progressive landmark Days Of Future Passed set the stage for the prog-rock evolution, especially with its use of Mike Pinder’s melodeon arrangements, and vocalist Justin Hayward’s lush voice and very “English” lyrical prose.
With the groundbreaking records to follow, including In Search Of the Lost Chord and To Our Children’s Children, the Moodies set the template for atmospheric dream pieces. “Knights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” along with upbeat AOR fodder like “Story In Your Eyes,” “Just A Singer In A Rock and Roll Band,” and “Question” keeps the band at the top of the classic rock radio heap. The remaining original members Hayward, bassist John Lodge and drummer Graeme Edge are still superlative and with a top-notch backing band, they have never sounded better. If you by chance caught them at Nokia their last time through, they proved that even with 40+ years in the bag, the Moody Blues still shine through. Plus with the Dallas Symphony included, imagine the majestic Live At Red Rocks album.
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