Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (album)
|Every Good Boy Deserves Favour|
|Studio album by The Moody Blues|
|Released||23 July 1971|
|Recorded||November 1970 – March 1971 at Wessex Sound Studios, London|
|The Moody Blues chronology|
|Singles from Every Good Boy Deserves Favour|
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour is the seventh album by The Moody Blues, released in 1971.
This album featured the only track to be written by all five members of the band. The opening "Procession" was a piece that was intended to describe the history of music from the beginning of time up until the album's recording. The only three words heard in this track – "desolation," "creation," and "communication" – were similarly used (along with many other "-ation" words) in "One More Time to Live."
The album reached #1 on the British album charts, in addition to a three-week stay at #2 in the United States, and produced one top-40 single, "The Story in Your Eyes." The track "Emily's Song" was written by John Lodge for his newborn daughter. Mike Pinder wrote and sang the album's concluding track "My Song".
The album was the last to feature the Mellotron as the sole tape-driven instrument, as it would be utilized in conjunction with the Chamberlin (another device that uses recorded tape to generate sound) on the Moody Blues' next studio album, 1972's Seventh Sojourn. The album was mixed and released in both stereo and quadraphonic. In April 2007 the album was remastered into SACD format and repackaged with the two extra tracks.
In 2008 a remaster for standard audio CD was issued with the same bonus tracks.
Original Track Listing
- "Procession" (Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas) – 4:40 (spoken & sung vocals: Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Graeme Edge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas)
- "The Story in Your Eyes" (Hayward) – 2:57 (lead singer: Justin Hayward)
- "Our Guessing Game" (Thomas) – 3:34 (lead singer: Ray Thomas)
- "Emily's Song" (Lodge) – 3:41 (lead singer: John Lodge)
- "After You Came" (Edge) – 4:37 (lead singers: Ray Thomas, Mike Pinder, John Lodge, Justin Hayward)
- "One More Time to Live" (Lodge) – 5:41 (lead singer: John Lodge)
- "Nice to Be Here" (Thomas) – 4:24 (lead singer: Ray Thomas)
- "You Can Never Go Home" (Hayward) – 4:14 (lead singer: Justin Hayward)
- "My Song" (Pinder) – 6:20 (lead singer: Mike Pinder)
- "The Story in Your Eyes" (Original version) (Hayward) – 3:33
- "The Dreamer" (Hayward, Thomas) – 3:42
|1971||UK Albums Chart||1|
|Billboard 200||2|
|Danish Albums Chart||1|
|1971||"The Story in Your Eyes"||Billboard Hot 100||23|
- Justin Hayward – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, sitar
- John Lodge – vocals, bass, cello
- Ray Thomas – vocals, flute, tambourine, oboe, woodwinds, harmonica
- Graeme Edge – electric and acoustic drums, percussion
- Mike Pinder – vocals, mellotron, harpsichord, Hammond organ, piano, keyboards, Moog synthesizer
- Tony Clarke - producer
- Derek Varnals – recording engineer
- David Baker – assistant engineer
- Harry Fisher – cutting engineer
- Phil Travers – sleeve artist
- J. Randall Nelson - lyrics sheet photograph
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