Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Song #221: "Never Comes The Day"--The Moody Blues (1969)

It's the fifth of twenty entries in our Top 500 Countdown by my favorite group of all time, The Moody Blues.

This song got screwed. Plain and simple.

Released as a single, it was shredded down to 2:42. How, I don't know. I've never heard the "radio edit" single, and don't want to. I don't see how it made any logical, musical sense. This song must stay intact as a complete package.

It's also not a "radio-friendly" song, anyway. This is a classic album cut from the Moodies, and it is an absolute classic in concert. Justin Hayward continues, even today, 47 years after the original recording, to nail the bridge-like ending of each verse. The crowd loves singing along with the chorus, and the choral jam, and the build-up to it, is so much fun.

The original version is posted below.

The Moody Blues occupy 15 places in our Top 220 songs. Do they occupy the #1 spot? We'll find out on June 23rd.  :)

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