The Moody Blues Live at the Isle of Wight 1970

August 26 CD Release Captures One Of The All-Time Classic Rock Moments! Expect DVD in 2009! 

New York, NY (July 8, 2008)—Eagle Rock Entertainment will release one of the all-time Classic Rock sets when on August 26, Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970 on CD by The Moody Blues, hits stores nationwide [pre-book date August 6, Retail Sales Price $13.98]. Expect a DVD of the same set in 2009. 

Bassist John Lodge, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Justin Hayward, Keyboardist Michael Pinder, drummer Graeme Edge and Singer/Songwriter Flautist Ray Thomas were riding high in 1970 when they took the stage at one of Rock’s most cherished festivals. They had reinvented themselves from their R’n’B roots (after having had a major hit with a cover version of an obscure ‘50s American soul song by Bessie Banks called “Go Now”) into being what was then called an “Art Rock” band, paving the way for the whole Progressive Rock movement yet to come. Fusing classical music with hard rock made them pioneers of the era and albums such as 1967’s Days Of Future Passed, 1968’s In Search Of The Lost Chord and 1969’s To Our Children’s Children’s Children transcended the band into icon status. 

Touring in 1970, at their creative and commercial peak, in support of that year’s A Question Of Balance, they were amongst the biggest rock stars in the world. Naturally, the biggest stage at the time was this August 1970 week-long fest off the coast of England, an event listed in the Guinness Book Of World Records as still being the biggest rock festival of all time with an attendance of over 600,000 people grooving to Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Who, Joan Baez, Free, Cactus, Chicago, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis, Donovan, ELP, Richie Havens, Terry Reid, Jethro Tull, Kris Kristofferson, Tiny Tim, Melanie, Procol Harum, Ten Years After, Supertramp, Tony Joe White, Joni Mitchell, John Sebastian, Sly & The Family Stone and many more. 

Track Listing 
1) Gypsy 
2) Sunset 
3) Tuesday Afternoon 
4) Minstrel’s Song 
5) Never Comes The Day 
6) Tortoise And The Hare 
7) Question 
8) Melancholy Man 
9) Are You Sitting Comfortably 
10) The Dream 
11) Have You Heard 
12) Nights In White Satin 
13) Legend Of A Mind 
14) Ride My See Saw 

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