Tnahpellee | Australia | 12/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a very good album, it's very pleasant. I was surprised how crisp and down-to-earth it sounds, production wise. It's actually folk music that's very spiritual and only slightly exsperimental, though often melodic. 'I only want to love you', which may not necessarily be a love song, is my favourite track. His vocals on the song are good and it has a great melody. There's some acoustic gospel tinges on this album and there's a jazzy number (track four). The last three songs (message/seed/promise) are more psycehdelic.
The lyrics are all about Mike's spiritual journey, though some could be interpreted as love songs. None of the songs are bad."
From a true blue fan
Randall Anderson | Greenbrier, TN | 08/20/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The Moody Blues lost a key part of their sound when Pinder split from the band, and although there have been some good songs since, in my opinion they haven't been as consistently good as on their first 8 albums. But this LP reminds me of every part of every Moody Blues record that I didn't like, and I'm a HUGE fan. The lyrics here are quite good, but good music this album is NOT. It's also not well produced and the background singers are dreadful. If Michael Pinder had been hoping for this to launch his solo career it certainly tanked. This album has only two things going for it: It's rare and it has nice cover art."
Well Realized and Inspired
Michael C. Anderson | USA | 02/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album would easily have been a Moodies album, minus the female backup vocals. If you're into the most mystical, explorative traits of the Core 7, it's all here. Surprisingly, Mike voice is very alive and flourishes here. On the classic 7 a deep, mostly limited vocal presented, though intentionally. On this album he's alive, and energetic.
This album lacks a musical or editorial intro but makes up for it in the middle. The album arc feels much like Good Boy and includes a rather deep and spacey Mike poem. This is #2 behind Blue Jays for the Moodies hiatus, to me. Very colorful and deep, as Mike always is. Played it only once and was totally absorbed. Paints a picture of what could've been..."