Sur la Mer

Voices in the Sky
Justin Hayward
John Lodge
Graeme Edge
The Magnificent Moodies
Days of Future Passed
In Search Of The Lost Chord
On The Threshold of a Dream
To Our Children's Children's Children
A Question Of Balance
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
Seventh Sojourn
Long Distance Voyager
The Present
The Other Side Of Life
Sur la Mer
Keys of the Kingdom
A Night at Red Rocks
Caught Live Plus Five
Time Traveller:
Strange Times
Hall Of Fame
Amazing Caves
Say It With Love
Blue Jays
The War Of The Worlds
From The New World
Mellotronics and other Eight Second Sounds
Mike Pinder
Denny Laine
Clint Warwick
Long Distance Voyages: Links

Sur la Mer 1988 [click for larger image]

After the big commercial success of their 1986 release, "The Other Side Of Life," the Moody Blues followed it up with 1988's "Sur La Mer" (or "On The Sea" in French), and while it can be said that "Sur La Mer" is basically a sequel album to "The Other Side Of Life"---glossy, polished Moodies music tailor-made for the 80's---this is an excellent Moody Blues album all the same. The proof is in the high quality of the songs, all written or co-written by singer/guitarist Justin Hayward and singer/bassist John Lodge, including the charming Top 40 hit "I Know You're Out There Somewhere," the great rock of "River Of Endless Love," the light & breezy "No More Lies," the lovely acoustic pop of "Vintage Wine," the dancefloor grooves of "Miracle," and the brilliant album-closer, Justin Hayward's "Deep," an outstanding and surprisingly *sultry* Moody Blues number (amazingly, the band have never played it live, but it's a firm, all-time personal favorite Moodies song of mine). The only debit to "Sur La Mer" is, although still listed on the album as a band member, flautist Ray Thomas, like he was on "The Other Side Of Life," is completely absent (once again, the band's explanation was that Ray didn't write anything for the album). But other than that, "Sur La Mer" is a highly enjoyable Moody Blues album with wonderful songs and performances from the band. It's great stuff! And just look at the video, a sequel to In Your Wildest Dreams

1. I Know You're Out There Somewhere
2. Want To Be With You
3. River Of Endless Love
4. No More Lies
5. Here Comes The Weekend
6. Vintage Wine
7. Breaking Point
8. Miracle
9. Love Is On The Run
10. Deep

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