Strange Times is the fifteenth album by the rock band The Moody Blues, released in 1999. 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 considered[by whom?] 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.