Strange Times (The Moody Blues album)

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Strange Times
Studio album by The Moody Blues
Released 17 August 1999
Recorded 1997 - 1999
Studio Mulinetti, Recco, Italy
Genre Rock
Length 57:33
Label Universal Records
Producer The Moody Blues
The Moody Blues chronology
Anthology
(1998)
Strange Times
(1999)
Hall of Fame
(2000)
Singles from Strange Times
  1. "English Sunset"
    Released: August 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Strange Times is the fifteenth album by the rock band The Moody Blues, released in 1999. By this time it suited the band to release a very airy and generally more minimal-sounding album, with a slower pace. The sound features acoustic guitar, slightly processed electric guitar, light organ, flute, and string arrangements. The exception may be the opening track "English Sunset", which is arguably one of the fastest, most emotionally charged, and synthesizer-laden Moody Blues' songs ever recorded. This was the last Moody Blues album to feature longtime flautist and vocalist Ray Thomas.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "English Sunset" (Justin Hayward) — 5:05
  2. "Haunted" (Hayward) — 4:31
  3. "Sooner or Later (Walkin' on Air)" (Hayward, John Lodge) — 3:49
  4. "Wherever You Are" (Lodge) — 3:35
  5. "Foolish Love" (Hayward) — 3:56
  6. "Love Don't Come Easy" (Lodge) — 4:33
  7. "All That is Real is You" (Hayward) — 3:33
  8. "Strange Times" (Hayward, Lodge) — 4:29
  9. "Words You Say" (Lodge) — 5:31
  10. "My Little Lovely" (Ray Thomas) — 1:45
  11. "Forever Now" (Lodge) — 4:37
  12. "The One" (Hayward, Lodge) — 3:39
  13. "The Swallow" (Hayward) — 4:58
  14. "Nothing Changes" (Graeme Edge) — 3:32

Personnel[edit]

  • Justin Hayward — vocals, guitar
  • John Lodge — vocals, bass guitar, guitar
  • Ray Thomas — vocals, flute, tambourine
  • Graeme Edge — drums, vocals
Additional personnel
  • Danilo Madonia — keyboards, organ

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1999 Billboard 200 93
UK Albums Chart 92