Today’s post features the mighty Moody Blues, backed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, playing at the Red Rock Amphitheater. It’s quite an amazing performance………I think you’ll really enjoy it. Here’s the setlist…..
Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)
For My Lady
Lean on Me (Tonight)
Lovely to See You
I Know You’re Out There Somewhere
Say It With Love
The Story in Your Eyes
Your Wildest Dreams
Isn’t Life Strange
The Other Side of Life
I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)
Nights in White Satin
Ride My See-Saw
I don’t know about you but I could listen to Justin Hayward sing the phone book…….be sure to stay tuned for a future Yesterday and Today post featuring Justin!
Today we have two great Holiday vocal performances. First up is a beautiful Beach Boys song called Morning Christmas. From what I have been able to determine, this song was pretty mostly a solo effort by Dennis Wilson, the most overlooked of the three Wilson brothers that were the foundation for the Beach Boys. Let’s listen…….
Next up is On This Christmas Morning, a beautiful song as performed by the incredible Moody Blues. I think you will like it!
My special gift to you today is Dennis Wilson’s only solo album, Pacific Ocean Blue, which was released in 1977. The album was critically acclaimed and provided Dennis with some well deserved attention after being overshadowed by his brothers Brian and Carl for most of his career. In a case of unbelievable irony, Dennis, the only Beach Boy that lived the surfing lifestyle that Brian Wilson wrote about, drowned in 1983.
RIP Dennis! Here is a tribute to Dennis prepared as part of this years 50th anniversary celebration for the Beach Boys.
This is my second of four Friday Word of the week posts focused on the root word “dream”. I like the songs in this post a lot…a little spacey, a little moody, and a great duo. Who could ask for more? As always let me know what you think.
Daydream – Robin Trower
Rainy Day, Dream Away – Jimi Hendrix Experience
Your Wildest Dreams – Moody Blues
Beyond My Wildest Dreams – Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
Still dreaming of a second term for President Obama! How about you?