Caught Live +5


Artist: Moody Blues, The
Label: Decca
Year: 1977
Genre: Rock
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Title Artist Length
Gypsy The Moody Blues 4:03::The Moody Blues
Sunset, The The Moody Blues 4:33::The Moody Blues
Dr. Livingstone, I Presume The Moody Blues 3:23::The Moody Blues
Never Comes the Day The Moody Blues 5:39::The Moody Blues
Peak Hour The Moody Blues 5:13::The Moody Blues
Tuesday Afternoon The Moody Blues 4:51::The Moody Blues
Are You Sitting Comfortably? The Moody Blues 4:21::The Moody Blues
Dream, The The Moody Blues 0:58::The Moody Blues
Have You Heard? Part 1 The Moody Blues 1:22::The Moody Blues
Voyage, The The Moody Blues 3:37::The Moody Blues
Have You Heard? Part 2 The Moody Blues 2:33::The Moody Blues
Nights in White Satin The Moody Blues 5:55::The Moody Blues
Legend of a Mind The Moody Blues 7:05::The Moody Blues
Ride My See-Saw The Moody Blues 4:30::The Moody Blues
Gimme a Little Somethin' The Moody Blues 3:13::The Moody Blues
Please Think About It The Moody Blues 3:44::The Moody Blues
Long Summer Days The Moody Blues 3:12::The Moody Blues
King and Queen The Moody Blues 3:55::The Moody Blues
What Am I Doing Here? The Moody Blues 3:33::The Moody Blues


Rating: 4 stars
Purchase Date: 10/12/2017
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Caught Live + 5 is a live album by The Moody Blues, consisting of a 12 December 1969 live show at the Royal Albert Hall and five previously unreleased studio recordings from 1967 to 1968. The band's performance was a popular and critical success at the time. In his newspaper review of the event, music critic Jack Scott called the concert a "knockout victory for progressive pop," having a "rich, full sound that combined sensitivity with sheer popular punch." ... [B]eautifully controlled waves of volume kept excitement high ... They're not slaves to volume. Power was used judiciously with splendid effect, producing a clean-cut, undulating sound...[2] The recording showcases the band's versatility on different instruments, and their ability to perform complex material from their first four albums in a live setting. "Gypsy (Of a Strange and Distant Time)" is the only representative of the contemporary album To Our Children's Children's Children, likely because their method of heavy overdubbing on their records made much of the songs very difficult to successfully reproduce live. The "+5" studio tracks were re-released on their 1987 album Prelude. The 8-track tape version of this album has the distinction of being one of the few 8-tracks that is arranged exactly like the album, with no song breaks. While Caught Live + 5 managed to reach #26 during its American chart run, it missed the British listings completely, the first time this had occurred for The Moody Blues since their 1965 debut The Magnificent Moodies. The band remained unhappy with the album, and would not sanction its release on CD until 1996. This is the first Moody Blues album since Days of Future Passed not to feature cover artwork by Philip Travers. Decca Records instead used British art design group Hipgnosis.