THE MOODY BLUES - SEATTLE 1979

June 16, 2012 – 4:39 am

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THE MOODY BLUES
Seattle 1979 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA; May 25, 1979. Excellent Pre-FM mastered from the original “Supergroups” LP box set sent to radio.

Octave, The Moody Blues’ 1978 album, was the last release to feature original member Michael Pinder. In place of Pinder, the Moodies recruited keyboardist Patrick Moraz, formerly of Yes. While some fans consider Octave among the “lesser” efforts of the group, the album was commercially successful and had hits such as Steppin’ In A Slide Zone and Driftwood.

As Mike Jefferson said at coffeerooms.com, “Because of his thick Swiss accent, Moraz couldn’t stand in for Pinder on vocals, but he was a virtuoso who could play a number of keyboards [which] Pinder couldn’t, which helped open up the Moodies live sound.” Moraz would stay with the group until 1990.

For a while, fans could only enjoy this Seattle 1979 show, with Moraz on keyboards, through the Supergroups In Concert series on radio. Then in 2008, Octave was reissued and it included four tracks from this show and The Day We Meet Again, live in Houston (July 12, 1978).

Thanks to hipstone for sharing the tracks at Demonoid.

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.

Disc 1
01. Steppin’ In A Slide Zone - Omitted*
Tuesday Afternoon (7.7MB)
Twilight Time (5.8MB)
The Day We Meet Again (12.3MB)
The Story In Your Eyes (5.9MB)
06. I’m Your Man - Omitted*
07. Top Rank Suite - Omitted*
Isn’t Life Strange (10.7MB)
09. Driftwood - Omitted*

* Available on the 2008 reissued Octave album.

Disc 2
I’ll Be Level With You (7.8MB)
Gypsy (Of A Strange And Distant Time) (6.0MB)
Survival (8.5MB)
The Balance (6.2MB)
I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock & Roll Band) (7.4MB)
Nights In White Satin (9.9MB)
Legend Of A Mind (19.8MB)
Question (11.0MB)
Ride My See Saw (6.3MB)

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  1. 20 Responses to “THE MOODY BLUES - SEATTLE 1979”

  2. can never ever ever have enough moodies.
    if this is on an old hard drive thats been put away it gives me a chance to hear it again. woohoo. ty

    By darth on Jun 16, 2012

  3. WONDERFUL -thank you so much. I missed an opportunity (ouch) to see them live in 1978. Their 1970’s music is just magical. The best part is I recently downloaded the Octave reissue from Amazon so I can fill out the omitted tracks. You’ve made my weekend as you have so many other times with this post. Thank you!!!!

    By Daniel Kershner on Jun 18, 2012

  4. My CD of Octave has no live bonus tracks. Oh, well. I will just enjoy what’s here. Thanks BigO.

    By aking on Jun 20, 2012

  5. the bonus tracks are -
    11. Steppin’ In A Slide Zone (Bonus Track)
    12. I’m Your Man (Bonus Track)
    13. Top Rank Suite (Bonus Track)
    14. Driftwood (Bonus Track)
    15. The Day We Meet Again (Bonus Track)

    btw.. the 12th track on the 7th sojourn remastered in 2007 is an octave outtake called island. there are 4 bonus tracks on that too. 8 originally.
    the bonus cds included with in search of of the lost chord and days of future passed reissues recently make them worth owning all over again. entire cds worth of bonus tracks. a dream come true for moodies fans. when i discovered these 2 discs..i cried. they are that wonderful.

    By darth on Jun 22, 2012

  6. aking - can u email me? if not then perhaps contact the admin and he can give u my email. he has my permission. i have something for u.

    By darth on Jun 23, 2012

  7. i have no idea if the bonus tracks on octave are actually from this seattle show or not. evidently someone believes they are. perhaps a comparison was made and they sounded impeccably similar. i know many times with the moodies their performances will sound the same. perhaps liner notes were included with the reissue that actually said these songs were from that show. then why is ‘the day we meet again’ still left here? was this song on the reissue from another source?

    aking - let me know how u like that thing i sent ya.

    By darth on Jun 23, 2012

  8. …”perhaps liner notes were included with the reissue that actually said these songs were from that show.”….

    yeah and if you ever actually paid for something you might find out doofus.

    By uncle remus on Jun 23, 2012

  9. It’s great, darth. Thank you.

    By aking on Jun 23, 2012

  10. Just Hayward is so underrated. It seems he ever gets on any guitar lists.

    By George Martini on Jun 30, 2012

  11. Justin Hayward is so underrated. It seems he ever gets on any guitar lists.

    By George Martini on Jun 30, 2012

  12. Prick!

    By Isleyrunt on Sep 9, 2012

  13. Sorry, ‘Prick’ was aimed at ‘Uncle Remus’.
    PRICK!!

    By Isleyrunt on Sep 9, 2012

  14. isley - he knows what he is. telling him wont really drive it home any deeper. u cant fix stupid. he is what he is.

    hey we need more moodies!

    how about the audio track of some tv brdcsts of things like the joe walsh crossroads special from this year?

    By darth on Sep 9, 2012

  15. pots, meet kettles

    By barth on Sep 9, 2012

  16. I won`t be posting as much anymore I`m trying to grow up.

    By less darth on Sep 9, 2012

  17. heard this bullshit before. it lasted 4mins.

    By darth on Sep 10, 2012

  18. 3 mins

    By less darth on Sep 10, 2012

  19. Nice write-up about Patrick Moraz,but what’s more impressive than PM’s UFO noises he plays on keys is John Lodge’s great talent on Bass Guitar;of ANY Moodies albums,this live recording is proof of it.
    I’m a big Otave fan,to me I think this is the best live recordings of all live Moody Blues albums.I can’t get over how well it sounds…Thank you so much!up until now,all I ever heard was the bonus tracks on Octave.

    By Drew.B on Feb 26, 2016

  20. missed this the first time round..thanks big o

    By sluggo on Feb 26, 2016

  21. What’s up with PM and all his ufo sound efects?
    Sounds horrible!

    By Drew.B on Jul 6, 2016

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