Night Flight (Justin Hayward album)

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Night Flight
Studio album by Justin Hayward
Released June 13, 1980
Recorded 1979
Genre Rock and roll
Length 44:18 (album)
52:57 (UK reissue)
Label Decca Records
Producer Jeff Wayne
Justin Hayward chronology
Songwriter
(1977)
Night Flight
(1980)
Moving Mountains
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Night Flight is a studio album by Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward, released on Decca Records in 1980. It was reissued on CD in September 1989.

The album came about as a result of Hayward's involvement in Jeff Wayne's musical adaptation of War of the Worlds. Wayne produced and arranged the album, which proved to be one of the lengthiest recording experiences of Hayward's career. The music was mostly pop and dance oriented, and most of the tracks were romantic love songs. It was not a favourite with Moody Blues fans, and was not a commercial success.

The title track was the last to be recorded for the album.

In April 2004, the album was remastered and released on CD with two extra tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Night Flight" (Jeff Wayne, Paul Vigrass) - 5:24
  2. "Maybe It's Just Love" (Mike Silver) - 4:49
  3. "Crazy Lovers" (Justin Hayward) - 5:31
  4. "Penumbra Moon" (Billy Nicholls) - 4:12
  5. "Nearer to You" (Justin Hayward) - 3:42

Side Two[edit]

  1. "A Face in the Crowd" (Justin Hayward) - 4:01
  2. "Suitcase" (Justin Hayward) - 3:37
  3. "I'm Sorry" (Daryl Hall, John Oates, copyright 1972) - 3:11
  4. "It's Not On" (Jeff Wayne, Gary Osborne) - 4:10
  5. "Bedtime Stories" (Colin Still) - 5:45

2004 Expanded Edition Tracks (UK)[edit]

  1. "Bedtimes Stories (single version)" (Colin Still) - 4:09
  2. "Forever Autumn (Live)" (Wayne, Virgrass, Osborne) - 4:26

Personnel[edit]

Brass arrangements by Jeff Wayne and Steve Gray. Engineered by Geoff Young with technical assistance from Graham Meek. Assistant engineers: Paul Taylor, Craig Thompson and Norman Goodman.

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1980 UK Albums Chart 41
1980 Billboard 200 166

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