Natural Avenue

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Natural Avenue
Studio album by John Lodge
Released January 28, 1977
Recorded 1976
Genre Rock
Length 45:26 (album)
49:28 (Original CD)
53:45 (Reissue CD)
Label Threshold/Decca
Producer Tony Clarke
John Lodge chronology
Blue Jays
(1975)
Natural Avenue
(1977)
10,000 Light Years Ago
(2015)

Natural Avenue is an album by John Lodge of The Moody Blues. It received a favourable review from Robert Hillburn in the Los Angeles Times.

It was later re-released on CD in 1987 with one bonus track, "Street Café" (originally released as a single in 1980).

It was released again on Threshold in May 1996 with the additional bonus track "Threw It All Away (the B-side of the "Street Café" single)

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Intro to Children of Rock 'n Roll" (John Lodge) - 1:04
  2. "Natural Avenue" (John Lodge) - 3:56
  3. "Summer Breeze" (John Lodge) - 5:22
  4. "Carry Me" (John Lodge) - 5:42
  5. "Who Could Change" (John Lodge) - 6:04

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Broken Dreams, Hard Road" (John Lodge) - 4:33
  2. "Piece Of My Heart" (John Lodge) - 3:56
  3. "Rainbow" (John Lodge) - 3:53
  4. "Say You Love Me" (John Lodge) - 6:25
  5. "Children Of Rock 'n Roll" (John Lodge) - 4:31

1987 CD Bonus Track[edit]

  1. "Street Café" (John Lodge) - 4:02

1996/2014 Reissue CD Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "Street Café" (John Lodge) - 4:02
  2. "Threw It All Away" (John Lodge) - 4:17

"Street Café" Produced By Tony Clarke
"Threw It All Away" Produced By Pip Williams & Tony Clarke

Personnel[edit]

  • John Lodge - 6- and 12-string acoustic guitars (1-7, 9, 10), bass (2-10), harmonica (2), vocals
  • Steve Simpson - Spanish guitar (1, 9), 6-string acoustic guitars (1, 3-6, 10), electric guitar (2, 6), vocals
  • Kenney Jones - drums & percussion (2-10)
  • Mick Weaver - piano & organ (2-6, 8-10), electric piano (7), celeste (7)
  • Mel Collins - soprano saxophone (2)
  • Martin Dobson - alto saxophone (2)
  • Jimmy Jewel - saxophone (3, 6)
  • Brian Rogers Orchestra - (3-10)
  • Chris Spedding - electric guitar (5, 7-10)
  • Dennis Lopez - percussion (5)
  • Gary Osborne - vocals
  • John Richardson - vocals
  • Allan Williams - vocals
  • Billy Lowrie - vocals

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1977 UK Albums Chart 38
1977 Billboard 200 121