The Moody Blues – The Present (1983)

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The Moody Blues - The Present (1983)

The Moody Blues – The Present (1983)
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Decca Record, 810 119-2 | ~ 268 or 99 Mb | Scans(png) -> 44 Mb
Progressive Rock / Art-Rock

ELO fans who found in Long Distance Voyager a new Discovery can be excused for thinking there’s no Time like The Present. Just as ELO’s follow-up to the sweeping Discovery seemed tame by comparison, so The Present failed to match the grandiose arrangements of the Moodies’ previous record. It’s still a solid effort, bolstered by strong songwriting and pleasant melodies, but as good as the opening "Blue World" is, its downbeat message is no substitute for the clarion call of "The Voice." The Present seems to make a conscious effort to scale back the arena-size sound of their previous album, returning to the warmly rendered ballads of old. Patrick Moraz, whose keyboards were a revelation on Long Distance Voyager, plays a diminished role here, as Justin Hayward’s guitar takes more of the lead, suggesting a poor man’s Phil Manzanera or David Gilmour. While it charted well and provided hit singles in "Blue World" and "Sitting at the Wheel" (again, it’s John Lodge who provides the most invigorating track), The Present is a gift that listeners will need to warm up to over time. Only after several sittings do Hayward’s lush ballads like "Meet Me Halfway" and "Running Water" sink in. Following the format of their last effort, the closing tracks are given to Ray Thomas, who once more proves a compelling presence (he’s also the only good thing about "Going Nowhere"). "I Am" and "Sorry" amount to little more than love songs, but Thomas’ sense for dramatic arrangements manages to elevate the musical discussion. Given the now infrequent release of new albums by the Moody Blues, more could have been expected from The Present, but less could have been achieved (as the disappointing Keys of the Kingdom demonstrated). If it’s merely average by Moodies standards, at least The Present didn’t bode ill for the future.

by Dave Connolly, allmusic

The Moody Blues - The Present (1983)

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The Moody Blues – The Present (1983):

The Moody Blues - The Present (1983)

Tracklist:

01. Blue World [05:20]
02. Meet Me Halfway [04:08]
03. Sitting At The Wheel [05:40]
04. Going Nowhere [05:33]
05. Hole In The World [01:54]
06. Under My Feet [04:51]
07. It’s Cold Outside Of Your Heart [04:27]
08. Running Water [03:23]
09. I Am [01:40]
10. Sorry [05:02]

EAC Log
Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

EAC extraction logfile from 26. June 2013, 15:46

THE MOODY BLUES / The Present ( 810 119-2 )

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Analyzed: THE MOODY BLUES / The Present ( 810 119-2 )
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -0.35 dB -16.45 dB 1:41 09-I Am
DR12 -0.18 dB -15.35 dB 5:03 10-Sorry
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Official DR value: DR12

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Codec: FLAC

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