Moody Blues: "Nights in White Satin" (1967)

(I do not own the rights to this song)

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end,
Letters I've written, never meaning to send.
Beauty I'd always missed with these eyes before.
Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore.

'Cos I love you, yes I love you, oh how I love you.

Gazing at people, some hand in hand,
Just what I'm going through they can't understand.
Some try to tell me, thoughts they cannot defend,
Just what you want to be, you will be in the end.

And I love you, yes I love you,
Oh how I love you, oh how I love you.

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end,
Letters I've written, never meaning to send.
Beauty I've always missed, with these eyes before.
Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore.

'Cos I love you, yes I love you,
Oh how I love you, oh how I love you.
'Cos I love you, yes I love you,
Oh how I love you, oh how I love you.


The Moody Blues: Question, Live

Live, at Royal Albert Hall.

Why do we never get an answer

When were knocking at the door?

With a thousand million questions

About hate and death and war.

Its where we stop and look around us

There is nothing that we need.

In a world of persecution

That is burning in its greed.

Why do we never get an answer

When were knocking at the door?

Because the truth is hard to swallow

Thats what the wall of love is for.

Its not the way that you say it

When you do those things to me.

Its more the way that you mean it

When you tell me what will be.

And when you stop and think about it

You wont believe its true.

That all the love youve been giving

Has all been meant for you.

Im looking for someone to change my life.

Im looking for a miracle in my life.

And if you could see what its done to me

To lose the the love I knew

Could safely lead me through.

Between the silence of the mountains

And the crashing of the sea

There lies a land I once lived in

And shes waiting there for me.

But in the grey of the morning

My mind becomes confused

Between the dead and the sleeping

And the road that I must choose.

Im looking for someone to change my life.

Im looking for a miracle in my life.

And if you could see what its done to me

To lose the the love I knew

Could safely lead me to

The land that I once knew.

To learn as we grow old

The secrets of our souls.

Its not the way that you say it

When you do those things to me.

Its more the way you really mean it

When you tell me what will be.

Why do we never get an answer

When were knocking at the door?

With a thousand million questions

About hate and death and war.

Its where we stop and look around us

There is nothing that we need.

In a world of persecution

That is burning in its greed.

Why do we never get an answer

When were knocking at the door?


The Moody Blues: Legend of a Mind

"Legend Of A Mind," by The Moody Blues, from their album "In Search of the Lost Chord". (1968) The song was written by Ray Thomas in tribute to LSD guru Timothy Leary, and includes a masterful flute solo performed by Thomas.

Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 May 31, 1996) was an American writer, psychologist, futurist, and advocate of psychedelic drug research and use. An icon of 1960s counterculture, Leary is most famous as a proponent of the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of LSD. He coined and popularized the catch phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out."

In early 1995, Leary discovered that he was terminally ill with inoperable prostate cancer.

Leary's death was videotaped for posterity at his request, capturing his final words. His last word, according to his son, Zachary Leary, was "beautiful."

Seven grams of Leary's ashes were launched into space aboard a rocket carrying the remains of 24 other people including Gene Roddenberry, Gerard O'Neill (space physicist), Krafft Ehricke (rocket scientist), and others. A Pegasus rocket containing their remains was launched on April 21, 1997, and remained in orbit for six years until it burnt up in the atmosphere.


The Moody Blues: Your Wildest Dreams

a 1986 single by the progressive rock band The Moody Blues, and it was written by the band's lead guitarist Justin Hayward. The song was first released as a single, and was later released on the Moody Blues 1986 album The Other Side of Life. It was a top-10 hit in the United States, peaking at #9, which had not happened to a Moody Blues song since "Nights in White Satin". The song also became an Adult Contemporary number-one hit, and also charted at number two on the Mainstream Rock chart.

Music video by The Moody Blues performing Your Wildest Dreams. (C) 1986 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.


Moody Blues: Tuesday Afternoons

In 1970 The Moody Blues were at their creative and commercial peak. After reinventing themselves from their R&B; roots to a much more sophisticated sound, between 1967 and 1970 they released five albums, four of which hit the Top 5 in the UK with two of them going to No.1. They enjoyed similar success in the USA where four of the albums hit the Top 20 and the other was just outside. At the end of August 1970, shortly after the release of their album A Question Of Balance, The Moody Blues took to the stage of the Isle Of Wight Festival in front of an audience estimated at over half a million.


The Moody Blues: Nights in White Satin

Live performance in 2004 on German TV, The Moody Blues present a precise live performance of one of their earliest hits.

Justin Hayward's vocals, combined with the other Moodys and orchestra are enhanced by the lovely Norda Mullen, who's breath-taking flute solo adds beautifully.