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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The most romantic album to come out of the Moody Blues' orbit, and the biggest success of their five-year hiatus. Hayward has the more distinctive body of songs, but their strength as a unit lies in their vocal pairing, which is as strong here as it ever was with the group. The pair play the guitars and basses, backed by a group that includes members of the Threshold-signed band Providence. Hayward wrote or co-wrote seven of the original album's ten songs, and most of it is fairly impressive as soft romantic rock, although "Nights Winters Years" is a little bit too melodramatic. Lodge has one of the better rockers to come out of the group's orbit, however, in "Saved By the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The most romantic album to come out of the Moody Blues' orbit, and the biggest success of their five-year hiatus. Hayward has the more distinctive body of songs, but their strength as a unit lies in their vocal pairing, which is as strong here as it ever was with the group. The pair play the guitars and basses, backed by a group that includes members of the Threshold-signed band Providence. Hayward wrote or co-wrote seven of the original album's ten songs, and most of it is fairly impressive as soft romantic rock, although "Nights Winters Years" is a little bit too melodramatic. Lodge has one of the better rockers to come out of the group's orbit, however, in "Saved By the Music," which is also a surprisingly spiritual song. The production by Tony Clarke echoes the best Moody Blues sound. The bonus track, "Blue Guitar," is an added attraction to the CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/2004
  • Label: Polygram Uk
  • UPC: 042288288220
  • Catalog Number: 882882
  • Sales rank: 54,050

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 This Morning (5:57)
  2. 2 Remember Me (My Friend) (5:28)
  3. 3 My Brother (3:28)
  4. 4 You (4:35)
  5. 5 Nights Winters Years (3:37)
  6. 6 Saved by the Music (6:09)
  7. 7 I Dreamed Last Night (4:28)
  8. 8 Who Are You Now (2:29)
  9. 9 Maybe (5:37)
  10. 10 When You Wake Up (5:24)
  11. 11 Blue Guitar (3:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Justin Hayward & John Lodge Primary Artist
Peter Knight Conductor
John Lodge Bass
Kirk Duncan Piano
John Hayward Guitar
Tom Tompkins Viola
Graham Deakin Drums
Tim Tompkins Cello
Jim Cockey Violin
Justin Hayward Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Justin Hayward Composer
John Lodge Composer
10cc Producer
Tony Clarke Producer
Derek Varnals Engineer
Dave Baker Engineer
Phil Travers Illustrations
Mark Powell Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Reissue Research
Paschal Byrne Remastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Moody Blue Jays

    This album should be in every Moody Blues fan's collection. When I got this album back in 1975 it really filled the space between Seventh Sojourn and Octave. Everyone got the play on words in the title, the two Moody Blue Jays being Justin & John. And contrary to the impression given by Bruce Eder's All Music Guide review, Blue Jays is not a Justin album with John tacked on. It is a genuine collaboration, with Moody Blues producer Tony Clarke at the helm. (See the notes in the booklet for the 1987 CD release.) Check out the mid-70s solo efforts by the other Moodies too, there's some good stuff there!

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