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A Night At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Lucinda B. from YAMHILL, OR
Reviewed on 4/20/2012...
I was a little disappointed in the quality of this recording. Granted, it was recorded at a live performance, but I have heard a number of concert recorded albums with better quality sound. The songs are certainly of MB's best, but I regret not holding out for an album with the pure sound and style that the group is so famous for.
Linda J. from TANEYTOWN, MD
Reviewed on 12/3/2009...
Awesome! I wore out the VHS of this. Having the CD of music only brings it all back!
A Pinnacle Of Live Recordings!
Martin A Hogan | San Francisco, CA. (Hercules) | 07/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Moody Blues have always presented fantastic concerts, even when they had not produced an album in a few years. This masterpiece was deftly recorded in one of the most acoustically natural outdoor arenas (Red Rocks is a natural geological formation in Colorado). The concert takes pieces of their best cuts from all their albums and showcases them with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. The 'Overture' is classic and an exciting beginning to this concert. Never overwhelmed by the symphony, the Moody Blues perform effortlessly. Greame Egde performs the spoken word with backing orchestration giving spirit to the evening. Every song is a highlight. There is no comparing this with the 1977 'live' release of "Caught Live + Five". This was an event. Also available here as a video on VHS."
A Moods' Summer Night's Dream
Anthony G Pizza | FL | 05/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like their American cousins, the Beach Boys (with whom they shared a manager, Tom Hulett), Britain's Moody Blues became a group maintaining its fan base through rehashing classic material in concert and on disc. From 1989-99, the group recorded two CDs of new material (not counting solo efforts) while releasing two one-disc best-ofs, a 2CD anthology, 4CD box set, and this live LP, each with the same core group songs. "Senior citizens wish they were young," indeed.But fortunately, this concert caught the band at its most energetic before PBS cameras, an enthusiastic crowd and the 100-piece Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Larry Baird's symphonic arrangements are spacious and tasteful, relieving the band of having to match the originals' classical blast. "For My Lady," "Tuesday Afternoon," and the standard "Nights In White Satin" receive harmonic depth, while Graeme Edge's drumming is more pronounced against the orchestra's swing on "The Other Side of Life," and "I'm Just A Singer." Many of these versions trump the trippier renditions on "Caught Live + 5" from professionalism alone.The group subsequently became a prized concert attraction, touring with symphonic backdrop and becoming as much a summer ampitheatre regular as Steve Miller, CSN, James Taylor or, until recently, the Beach Boys. The CD and video (which still turns up on PBS around pledge time) are a feature-length infomercial for a Moodies' concert tour. And isn't that all they wanted, anyway? Recommended."