Poor Man's Moody Blues

Album: Compact Story (1979)
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Songfacts®:

  • John Lees wrote this hauntingly beautiful love song, although its inspiration was anything but beautiful. A music journalist had alluded to Barclay James Harvest as a poor man's Moody Blues, which obviously irked the lead guitarist, so he based this on the Moody's classic "Nights in White Satin." The melody though is entirely different, and attempts to sing the words of the latter to the tune of the former do not work, which is Lees' polite way of telling this journalist what he thought of his claim.
  • The sheet music for "Poor Man's Moody Blues" was published by St.Annes Music Ltd of Manchester, copyright 1979. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • Paulo from PortoI think that there is just a version of the original song. Barclay James Harvest plays the same music with different words, but essentialy, the music is tge same. A good cover version, on my opinion of the original Nights in White Satin
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