Thursday, November 26, 2009

Justin Hayward & Mike Batt
Classic Blue

©1989 Trax MODCD 1040
320 Kbps CD-RIP

This album is a compilation of personal fovourites from Justin and Mike, both incredible gifted musicians themselves. You'll find cover versions of Richard Harris' "MacArthur Park", the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven". Hayward hit the right tone most of the time and the orchestration of Batt is solid but it's not what you'd expect. It's not sparkling like some of Justin's Moody Blues work or surprising like most of Mike's solo work does. What you get is flawless redemptions of evergreens.

01. Tracks of My Tears / 02. MacArthur Park / 03. Blackbird / 04. Vincent / 05. God Only Knows / 06. Bright Eyes / 07. Whiter Shade of Pale / 08. Scarborough Fair / 09. Railway Hotel / 10. Man of the World / 11. Forever Autumn / 12. As Long as the Moon Can Shine / 13. Stairway to Heaven

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