The Moody Blues - A Question Of Balance (1970)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Treshold 983 770-6, SACD Red Book layer | rem: 2006 | 495Mb
Question of Balance, the Moody Blues first real attempt at a harder rock sound, still has some psychedelic elements, but they're achieved with an overall leaner studio sound. The group was trying to take stock of itself at this time, and came up with some surprisingly strong, lean numbers (Michael Pinder's Mellotron is surprisingly restrained until the final number, "The Balance"), which also embraced politics for the first time (Question seemed to display the dislocation that a lot of younger listeners were feeling during Vietnam).