- Side one earned a Double Plus (A++) grade and side two was even better, nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++)!
- This copy has some of the tubiest, richest, yet clearest Moody Blues sound we’ve heard
- Huge and spacious with strong midrange presence – this is the way the band should sound, alive and kickin’!
- Includes the big hit Question, one of the all time greats by the band, which sounds fantastic here of course
Note that the sound on side one seems to get better as it goes, a phenomenon we have noticed often in the past.
What to Listen for
Achieving just the right balance of “Moody Blues Sound” and transparency is no mean feat. You have to be using the real master tape for starters. Then you need top end extension, a very rare quality on these imports, and finally, good bass definition to keep the bottom end from blurring and bleeding into the midrange. No domestic copy in our experience has ever had these three qualities, and only the best of the British imports (no Dutch, German or Japanese need apply) manages to get all three on the same LP. (more…)