Moody Blues – The Other Side Of Life

Moody Blues - The Other Side Of Life Like Long Distance Voyager, this album is a rare case of the Moodies concentrating on style over substance, with keyboardist Patrick Moraz starting to contribute to the songwriting some. The best song is, by miles, “I Just Don’t Care”, a much more traditional Moody Blues love song that wouldn’t have been out-of-place in their ’60s repertoire, and of course everyone remembers “Your Wildest Dreams”, or at least the video from it.

Something else interesting I’ve noticed about this album is the design of the back cover and CD booklet – 3 out of 4everything is slanted leftward in a sort of reverse-italic style. This in itself is unremarkable, but it’s odd when you look at the similar stylings on the 1986 album by ELO, another band from Birmingham – their album sleeve and inner sleeve also sported a reverse italic motif. I think there’s a conspiracy at work here somewhere.

Order this CD

  1. Your Wildest Dreams (4:50)
  2. Talkin’ Talkin’ (3:55)
  3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Over You (4:50)
  4. I Just Don’t Care (3:25)
  5. Running Out Of Love (4:25)
  6. The Other Side of Life (6:50)
  7. The Spirit (4:14)
  8. Slings and Arrows (4:29)
  9. It May Be A Fire (4:56)

Released by: Threshold
Release date: 1986
Total running time: 41:54