As life goes drifting by Like a breeze she’ll gently sigh

For My Lady – The Moody Blues (1972) 192khz/24bit FLAC 4K Video

“For My Lady” was the third track on the 1st side of The Moody Blues’ eighth studio album, Seventh Sojourn, which was released in October 1972. This is one of my favorite tracks from the fantastic Seventh Sojourn album.

This video was one of those start and finish in one setting efforts. Although I had a video version started years ago, so long ago that I couldn’t remember what was going on it , so I just grabbed a few of the first images and video clips that I thought might fit….some of the choices would be easy to marginally improve, but I was determined to make what I had work. I hope you enjoy the deelio! Thanks for checking it out!

The opening track, Mike Pinder’s “Lost in a Lost World” laments the brutality of revolution and references racial tension. Several songs contain overt political references. “You and Me,” like “Question” from two years earlier, alludes to ongoing wars and conflicts, including Vietnam. However, although the album showcases political concerns, in the 1990 documentary The Moody Blues: Legend of a Band, bassist John Lodge described “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)” as a response to fans who mistakenly read guru-like wisdom into the Moodies’ lyrics. Instrumentally, singer/keyboardist Mike Pinder, in addition to the Mellotron, used a similar keyboard device called the Chamberlin.

eventh Sojourn reached #5 in the United Kingdom, and became the band’s first American chart topper, spending five weeks at #1 to close out 1972.

Two hit singles came from this album: “Isn’t Life Strange” (#13 UK, #29 US) and “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)” (#36 UK, #12 US). However, both songs were overshadowed by the re-release of “Nights in White Satin,” which had been first released in 1967. Whereas both singles from Seventh Sojourn made the top 40, “Nights In White Satin” bested both, hitting #9 in the UK and #2 in the United States and gaining the highest American chart position for a Moody Blues single.

As this album proved difficult to record, with a 1973 follow-up quickly shelved after inception, the group decided to go on hiatus after their tour of Asia in 1974 (Mike Pinder’s last tour with the group), before reuniting in 1977 for Octave (1978) and its subsequent tour, albeit without Pinder.

In April 2007 the album was remastered into SACD format and repackaged with four extra tracks. “Island”, the fourth bonus track, was recorded in 1973 and is an incomplete recording of one of the songs that were intended to be released on the aforementioned follow-up record.

In 2008 a remaster for standard audio CD was issued with the same bonus tracks.

[Lyrics]
My boat sails stormy seas
Battles oceans filled with tears
At last my port’s in view
Now that I’ve discovered you
Oh I’d give my life so lightly
For my gentle lady
Give it freely and completely
To my lady
As life goes drifting by
Like a breeze she’ll gently sigh
And slowly bow her head
Then you’ll hear her softly cry.
Oh I’d give my life so lightly
For my gentle lady
Give it freely and completely
To my lady
Words that you say when we’re alone
Though actions speak louder than words
But all I can say is I love you so
To drive away all my hurt
Oh I’d give my life so lightly
For my gentle lady
Give it freely and completely
To my lady
Set sail before the sun
Feel the warmth that’s just begun
Share each and every dream
They belong to everyone.
Oh I’d give my life so lightly
For my gentle lady
Give it freely and completely
To my lady

For the fools and the dreamers….from Justin Hayward & John Lodge’s 1975 album Blue Jays…”Blue Guitar”.

Blue Guitar – Justin Hayward & John Lodge (1975) 2013 FLAC Remaster 1080p Video

“Blue Guitar” was released in September 1975 as the second (non-album) single from Justin Hayward and John Lodge’s Blue Jays album which was released in March of that year. It was included on the CD release of the album in 1987 as a bonus track (also the 2004 remaster of the album). This video incorporates the version from the Moody Blues’ 2013 remastered box set, Timeless Flight, as I believe this version to be the best sounding.

Blue Jays is fine and beautiful album by Justin Hayward and John Lodge. It sounds very much like the Moodies, and is in fact rates with some of their best work. This was one of those songs I heard infrequently on the radio and I remember looking for the album…and of course it wasn’t to be found. In those days it was not only difficult to get information on songs, but at least in my part of the world, it was extremely hard to find this kind of single. I was so happy to find the track included on the CD so I was finally able to have this beauty in my collection.

The song was actually recorded by Justin and 10cc, and I guess John didn’t have much to do with it….but it definitely fits perfectly on the Blue Jays album, so my vid motif with that record also features John.

I was hoping to finish some of my Moody videos that I’ve already started, but this one hit me out of the blue 😉 and I knew what I wanted to try with it. Is there any serious doubt that Justin Hayward of the absolute greatest singers in rock history? Indeed he is.

The song reached #8 in the UK and #94 in the US….in the alternate music reality where great music gets it’s due….it reached #1 worldwide! LOL! Anyway….hope you enjoy the video effort for the gorgeous song.

[Lyrics]
Blue guitar
Fortune of my ways
Making of my days
New chord
Counting up the ways
Happiness is lazy

If you don’t know the song
If you can’t put the words to the tune
Tell the rhyme from the reason
What should it matter
To the fool or the dreamer

New hope
Travellers in a storm
Finding love is warm
New day
The world has just begun
Our eyes have seen the sun

If you don’t know the way
If you can’t see the wood for the trees
Taste the wine from the water
Well what should it matter
To the fool or the dreamer

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