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Legendary British rock group The Moody Blues are captured live performing many of their international smash hits backed by the World Festival Orchestra. Recorded live at the famed Royal Albert Hall on May 1, 2000. 81 minutes.
2. Tuesday Afternoon
3. English Sunset
4. Words You Say
5. The Story in Your Eyes
6. I Know You're Out There Somewhere
8. Your Wildest Dreams
9. Isn't Life Strange
10. I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)
11. Nights in White Satin
12. Legend of a Mind
14. Ride My See-Saw
With graying baby boomers becoming key underwriters of viewer-supported television, a staid Public Broadcasting System grudgingly acknowledged the existence of rock & roll in the 1990s. The Moody Blues, via their somewhat heavy-handed, 1993 concert video A Night at Red Rocks, were among the first Woodstock generation acts to end up in constant rotation during affiliate pledge drives. The band's PBS follow-up, Hall of Fame, is an improvement overall. Taped at London's Royal Albert Hall early in 2000, the Moodies' more freewheeling performance this time mixes satisfying selections from their catalogue of hits from 1968 to 1972 with a few Top 40 entries released in the late '80s ("I Know You're Out There Somewhere," "Your Wildest Dreams"). The sheer pleasure of watching the core quartet of Ray Thomas, Justin Hayward, John Lodge, and Graeme Edge ease their way into Mellotron masterpieces from Days of Future Passed, as well as the trippy curiosity of "Legend of a Mind" and the dizzying pop mutations of "Ride My See-Saw," is a study in grace. Backed by the once-fictional London Festival Orchestra (credited as a key musical collaborator on Days), the band eschews grandiosity for a pointed but delicate yearning, and whips up its typically stately tone of cosmic romanticism. The frenzied joy of a mixed-age audience brings smiles to the Moodies' faces and a sometimes-unexpected vigor to their vocals--catch Ray Thomas's booming "Welllll!" during every chorus of "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)"--which helps to make this program a treat to watch repeatedly. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This DVD was of the quality that I thought it would be what I was seeking so I am happy with it.Published 4 months ago by Amazon User
Having seen The Moody Blues "live" more than once this DVD reminded me of the concerts I've been to. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Spoonman42
DTS 5.1 "son" extraordinaire
Leur meilleur album
Orchestre symphonique londonien
Même voie, même tonalité quand "70"
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Awesome concert. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it was not available as a blue ray dvd.Published on Dec 16 2012 by cameralady
Sorry, did not like the sound quality ... very different from what we remember them sounding like. Would not recommend this DVD!Published on Jan. 11 2011 by Marilyn Schultze