Steppin' in a Slide Zone
|"Steppin' in a Slide Zone"|
|Single by The Moody Blues|
|from the album Octave|
|B-side||"Had to Fall in Love" (Netherlands)
"I'll Be Level with You"
|Released||27 May 1978|
|Recorded||January – April 1978|
|Length||5:28 (Album version)
3:30 (Single version)
|The Moody Blues singles chronology|
"Steppin' in a Slide Zone" is a 1978 single by the English progressive rock band The Moody Blues. It was the first single The Moody Blues had released in five years, after the band's temporary hiatus. It was written by bassist John Lodge, and was released a month later on the album Octave. The song peaked at number 39 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 41 in Canada.
One of the most noticeable differences in the band's sound after this hiatus was that the Mellotron and Chamberlin (a similar instrument to the Mellotron) had been replaced with the more widely used synthesizer, and "Steppin' In a Slide Zone" was the first of their singles to use the synthesizer. The synthesizer would ultimately give The Moody Blues a more electronic sound which departed from the more symphonic sound of their past career.
- Justin Hayward – electric guitar, backing vocals
- John Lodge – bass guitar, lead vocals
- Mike Pinder – keyboards, backing vocals
- Ray Thomas – flute, backing vocals
- Graeme Edge – drums, percussion
- Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X