The Moody Blues Newcastle City Hall 1997 to 2006

The Moody Blues Newcastle City Hall 1997 to 2006
moodiestix I went to four Moody Blues concerts at Newcastle City Hall between 1997 to 2006: in 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2006. I saw them more recently at the same venue in 2008, and have already written about that concert. The line-up changed over the years, with Patrick Moraz leaving in 1991, and Ray Thomas retiring in 2002. The band continues with the trio of “original” members Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge. Of course the only member who has been with the band from the very start in drummer Graeme. Ray is a miss in the live shows, I found his songs quite different in style to those of Justin and John. Legend of a Mind (which I always thought was called “Timothy Leary’s Dead” 🙂 was a favourite of mine, even if does sound a little dated. I greatly enjoyed all of their gigs, even though the set was becoming predictable.
moodiesprogs Typical setlist: The Voice; Tuesday Afternoon; For My Lady; English Sunset; Words You Say; Strange Times; Steppin’ in a Slide Zone; Haunted; I Know You’re Out There; Story in Your Eyes. Intermission. Your Wildest Dreams; Isn’t Life Strange; The Other Side of Life; Nothing Changes; I’m Just a Singer; Nights in White Satin; Legend of a Mind; Question. Encore: Ride My See-Saw.
I’ve foolishly missed the Moody Blues the last couple of times that they have visited Newcastle. I must make the effort to see them next time. Nothing can touch the classic albums that the Moody Blues produced in the late 60s and very early 70s.
“Timothy Leary’s dead. No, no, no, no, He’s outside looking in. Timothy Leary’s dead. No, no, no, no, He’s outside looking in. He’ll fly his astral plane, Takes you trips around the bay, Brings you back the same day, Timothy Leary. Timothy Leary.” (Thomas, 1968).

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by dawn on October 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    My brother seen this band a few times says there great i have never seen them must make the effort.

    Reply

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