The Present

The Present

Infobox Album |
Name = The Present
Type = Album
Artist = The Moody Blues


Released = 29 August 1983
Recorded = 1983
Genre = Rock
Length = 42:03
Label = Polydor Records
Producer = Pip Williams
Reviews =
*Allmusic:Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:njtvadskv8w6~T1] |
Last album = "Long Distance Voyager"
(1981)
This album = "The Present"
(1983)
Next album = "The Other Side of Life"
(1986)
Misc =Singles
Name = The Present
Type = Studio
single 1 = Blue World
single 1 date = August 1983
single 2 = Sitting at the Wheel
single 2 date = November 1983
single 3 = Running Water
single 3 date = March 1984

"The Present" is a 1983 album by The Moody Blues. It is the second album of the Patrick Moraz era. It had three minor hit singles, "Blue World" (#62) , "Sitting at the Wheel" (#27) and "Running Water".The album itself features strong compositions, but with a track order designed to captialize on the legacy of the more successful "Long Distance Voyager," with Justin Hayward's songs at the beginning and Ray Thomas' as finales.

Track listing

#"Blue World" (Justin Hayward) – 5:19
#"Meet Me Halfway" (Hayward/John Lodge) – 4:08
#"Sitting at the Wheel" (Lodge) – 5:40
#"Going Nowhere" (Graeme Edge) – 5:33
#"Hole in the World" (Lodge) – 1:54
#"Under My Feet" (Lodge) – 4:51
#"It's Cold Outside of Your Heart" (Hayward) – 4:27
#"Running Water" (Hayward) – 3:23
#"I Am" (Ray Thomas) – 1:40
#"Sorry" (Thomas) – 5:02

Personnel

*Justin Hayward - vocals, guitar
*John Lodge - vocals, bass guitar
*Ray Thomas - vocals, harmonica, flute
*Graeme Edge - drums
*Patrick Moraz - keyboards
*Pip Williams - sequencing

Chart positions

Album - Billboard (North America)

Singles - Billboard (North America)


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