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Among the Stars
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Jim H. from ELLICOTT CITY, MD
Reviewed on 1/28/2007...
Slightly later music from one of the original Moody Blues !
Among the Stars is Out of This World!
Reviews No More | 08/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is my first Mike Pinder solo album, but I don't think it will be my last. He wasn't always my favorite songwriter in the Moody Blues, but I have always respected the spirituality and thoughtfulness of his compositions. Here Mr. Pinder combines his old convictions with family friendliness, and the result is a wonderful collection of clean, adult contemporary songs rich in melody and fantastic production values.
It's hard to pick out a favorite track when everything on it is exceptional, but if I had to limit my choices? "Hurry On Home," which is the next best thing to smooth jazz, especially with that sultry sax; "When You're Sleeping," which was obviously written for one of his children; my absolute favorite, "Fantasy Flight" which has a definite Moodies feel to it; the beautiful instrumental "Waters Beneath the Bridge," and the final social commentary/new age platform of "The World Today."
See? It IS too hard to narrow it down, especially since the skip button never enters my mind when I put it on. All the songs are great, and they have a lot of thoughtfulness to them without being too preachy or introspective. Another nice one for a relaxing to, I'd give Among the Stars 10. Nice job, Mike!"
Not To Be Missed
Michael C. Anderson | USA | 02/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Meaningful, mystical and yet, family oriented. The stuff on this record sounds like what Mike might've contributed to The Moodies during Other Side, Sur La Mer and Keys. In fact, when I place some of these tracks in compilations from that period they fit, and meld wonderfully.
Mike just needs to give us fans a new song album, his style, writing and performances are always to behold."