Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Talking Out of Turn" by The Moody Blues

Song#:  0809
Date:  11/07/1981
Debut:  88
Peak:  65
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  The Moodies' #1 LP "Long Distance Voyager" produced a pair of Top 20 singles with "Gemini Dream" (#12) and "The Voice" (#15). They tried for a third with this next single, but it couldn't break into the top half of the chart.

ReduxReview:  I like this song a lot, but was a little surprised it was chosen for a single. Maybe after two upbeat lead-off singles, they wanted to showcase a mid-tempo ballad. It's not a bad choice, but I think the superior "Meanwhile" from the album would have clicked better. Still, this is a very good tune and the full version with the orchestral outro is a highlight from the album.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  After their tour in support of the 1972 LP "Seventh Sojourn," the Moodies took an extended break that lasted until 1978's "Octave." During the hiatus, several members worked on their own projects. One such project had members Justin Hayward and John Lodge collaborating on an album. The result was titled "Blue Jay" and in 1975 it reached #16 on the album chart. Helping the album along was the single "I Dreamed Last Night," which reached #47 that year.


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