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The Moody Blues

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This song was a bonus track to the album, yet it turned out to be by far its most successful song. It's music and lyrics are among the intense songs from this group. The song seems to be about a man worrying about both his marriage/relationship and the world around him. (thanks, Mike - Santa Barbara, CA)
The name of the album, "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour," is taken from a mnemonic device used to aid in learning to read music. It corresponds to the notes on the lines in the treble clef, from bottom to top: E, G, B, D, F. There is also a stage play by Tom Stoppard of the same name, which was first performed in 1977. (thanks, Jeff - Bethesda, MD)
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After looking at the remarks , about the Moodies, on S.F., I'm suprise nobody recognises the excellent harmonizing they did. I think they were neck and neck w/ the Beach Boys for majestic harmonizing. This was my first single of their's . It one of their strongest lead guitar driven songs. The usual super lead vocals of Justin Hayward.
- meocyber, alma, CO
Musicmama below, I think you are trying too hard. It is clear to me that you have some reservations about a good portion of the Moody Blues selections, and yet you try to make yourself to be some kind of an expert on their music. Not possible. There is nothing wrong with this song, it is a beautiful composition, period. It is the Moody Blues every bit as much as Forever Autumn or Gypsy, why you single them out for comparison I can’t understand. In my opinion, the Moody Blues are the most overlooked band of the sixties and seventies. They are never mentioned on any greats lists of songs, albums, bands, etc, by nearly every TV, magazine, or rock critics --- in this era of ranking, x, y & z. Never even on a nomination list for R&R Hall of Fame, ever. That speaks volumes to me. These bright eyed know it alls are anything but, and that's fine with me.
- margret hamilton, St. Paul, MN
I nabbed this one offa AM radio and learned it in one day
- Joe, Grants Pass, OR
Yet another powerful, driving Moody Blues song with beautiful lyrics and imagery. Gawd, I'm glad i grew up in this era of REAL songs rather than the current era of crap and sampling.
- Guy, Woodinville, WA
Lisa from Toronto, I agree. You hit the nail on the head. This song is so great, and timeless. The tone is incredible. I had this album when I was 17 in Syracuse NY. And then proceeded to buy every album that they created. These Moody Blues were one Great Band. I saw them in concert in March 1972. Syracuse War Memorial. The first concert I ever saw. And I remember it so well. The crowd was so cool, and well behaved. Not like the unruly idiots that go to concerts lately, that have no respect. Times have changed.
Dave in Syracuse NY
Talk to me, please.
- David, Syracuse, NY
The line, "i'm frightened for your children", seems to me to be a point that puts this song a bit beyond the 'love' song. Why not say, 'our' children? I always took this song as a call to either a Higher Power -- or to Earth itself.
- Michael, Chicago, IL
One of my top 10 songs of all time. I think its about a love that can withstand the tests of time. You have been through it all and nothing and no one can come between a love like that. Oddly enough, it gets me very emotional, and I usually shed a little tear.
- Lisa, Toronto, ON
This is probably the best-known Moody Blues song after "Nights In White Satin." And, like "Nights," it seems to be loved most by those who aren't really fans of the Moody's sound. (To me, "Forever Afternoon," and "Gypsy" are much better examples of what the Moody Blues were about.)

I think now of something a conductor--Benjamin Britten, I believe--said: "People don't love music. They just like the way it sounds."

Not to say that this is a bad tune. It's quite listenable, with just a touch of angst to it. It's just that this isn't an example of what the Moodies did best.
- MusicMama, new york, NY
On the LP "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" this song is no. 2 in the playing order, seguing directly from the highly artistic number "Progression". It is hardly a "bonus" addition.
- Charles, Charlotte, NC
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