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The Moody Blues - Octave FLAC album

Performer: The Moody Blues
Genre: Rock
Title: Octave
Country: UK
Released: 1978
FLAC version ZIP size: 1579 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1681 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1618 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 798

The Moody Blues are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1964, initially consisting of keyboardist Mike Pinder, t Ray Thomas, guitarist Denny Laine, drummer Graeme Edge, and bassist Clint Warwick. The group came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music. They made some changes in musicians but settled on a line-up of Pinder, Thomas, Edge, guitarist Justin Hayward, and bassist John Lodge, who stayed together for most of the band's "classic era" into the early 1970s.

The Moody Blues' resumed work together after a four-year hiatus and delivered Octave in 1978, which quickly became a hit but has also proved to be a very problematic album. Picking up where he left off on Seventh Sojourn, bassist/singer John Lodge generated a hit single (and also a solid album opener) with the surprisingly edgy (for this band) rocker "Steppin' in a Slide Zone

Moody Blues - Octave (UK 1978 Gatefold) - Vinyl LP Album Record. I'm not entirely sure why THE MOODY BLUES thought they ought to make this album. The late seventies were dominated by punk and disco, and the AOR of the 1980s, which they exploited with a vengeance, had not yet arrived. I do know they were not happy with the result, and neither am I.

Only 16 left in stock (more on the way). Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). As is usual with the first song on a Moody Blues album, there is a special effect & used for introduction. However, "Steppin' In A Slide Zone" falls short as a single with a repetitive chorus and forced melody. In fact, some of the songs sound terribly dated, which is unusual for the Moody Blues earlier albums.

Is Octave the best album by The Moody Blues? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. Listen to Octave on YouTube. The Moody Blues - Had to fall in Love. Moody Blues - The Day We Meet Again. THE MOODY BLUES Octave 09 One step into the Light.

Octave, the Moody Blues' eighth concept album, first released in 1978. Although not as comprehensively filled with stunning musical masterpieces as some of their earlier (and later) endeavours, Octave contains one of the best, if not THE best, Justin Hayward compositions of his illustrious and lengthy career, "Driftwood". Seventh Sojourn was always going to be a difficult album to follow, but this one track more than makes up for the short-comings of the remaining nine songs (if you consider them to be deficient!)

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Steppin' In A Slide Zone
Written-By – John Lodge
A2 Under Moonshine
Strings [Arranged & Conducted By] – Dr. Terry James*Written-By – Ray Thomas
A3 Had To Fall In Love
Written-By – Hayward*
A4 I'll Be Level With You
Written-By – G. Edge*
A5 Driftwood
Horns [Arranged & Played By], Saxophone [Solo Arranged & Played By] – R.A. Martin*Written-By – Hayward*
B1 Top Rank Suite
Saxophone [Arranged & Played By] – R.A. Martin*Written-By – Hayward*
B2 I'm Your Man
Strings [Arranged & Conducted By] – Dr. Terry James*Written-By – Ray Thomas
B3 Survival
Strings [Arranged & Conducted By] – Jimmie HaskellWritten-By – John Lodge
B4 One Step Into The Light
Written-By – Mike Pinder
B5 The Day We Meet Again
Written-By – Hayward*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Decca Record Company Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Talencora Ltd.
  • Published By – Johnsongs
  • Published By – Tomo's Tunes
  • Published By – Justunes
  • Published By – Gredge Music
  • Published By – Leeds Music


  • Cover [Co-Ordination] – Richard Roth
  • Producer – Tony Clarke
  • Recorded By [Recording Engineer] – Chris Brunt, Dennis Hansen, Gary Ladinsky, Pete Carlsen, Richard Kaplan

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 6376 125.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 6376 125.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): AA 6376 125 1Y 2 Ⓟ 1978 670 11 06
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): AA 6376 125 2Y 2 Ⓟ 1978 670 11 06
  • Rights Society (Boxed): STEMRA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TXS 129 The Moody Blues Octave ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Decca TXS 129 UK 1978
PS8 708 The Moody Blues Octave ‎(8-Trk, Album, Club) London Records PS8 708 US 1978
PS8 708 The Moody Blues Octave ‎(8-Trk, Album, Club) London Records PS8 708 US 1978
PS 708 The Moody Blues Octave ‎(LP, Album) London Records PS 708 Canada 1978
PS8-708 The Moody Blues Octave ‎(8-Trk, Album) London Records PS8-708 US 1978