The Moody Blues Gallery

Listening to the album Question of Balance in the early 1970s for the first time was an uplifting experience and their songs soon began to grow on me on repeated playings on my vinyl album turntable.
The MOODY BLUES’ were formed in 1964 in Birmingham and were a blues band and part of the Brumbeat scene during the 1960s.
In 1966 they changed their music sound and it had a more timeless, melodic, uplifting feel and it can be described as symphonic rock music along with their lyrics of peace, love, harmony.
By reading the lyrics on the inner sleeve, I soon realised they were universal words of wisdom.
I was also fascinated by the gatefold sleeve, which had become a trademark of the band and I had not seen it before on other vinyl LP albums and I came to appreciate the artwork on the cover albums created by artist Phil Travers.
I believe Phil’s art captures the essence of the Moodies music visually on their album covers and on their solo albums.
The Moody Blues were influenced by the BEATLES in the 1960s and used to perform on one or two of their songs.

After listening to their other albums at the time I became more aware of how important the Mellotron keyboard was to the Moodies sound and how atmospheric and timeless it sounded.
It sounded cosmic and it has a TIMELESS BEAUTY when played by Mike and it added magic to their songs making them more ethereal and uplifting along with the haunting flute playing from Ray Thomas and the bands voice harmonies.
I felt inspired to do a tribute to the great band by creating a series of portrait montages inspired by my listening experience.
Over the years the fans have become familiar with my Moodies artwork and have enjoyed sharing it with them through the Moody Blues Fan Club Newsletters puiblished at their base called Threshold Records in Surrey UK.
It has been a pleasure meeting some of the fans in person at their concerts and at my art studio over the years.
The Moody Blues make the world a better place.
Follow the magic of the Moody Blues, originally a Birmingham based band from 1964, by visiting their website https://www.moodybluestoday.com/
Also visit Mike Pinder’s website, who I always regard as the conscience of The Moody Blues with his words of wisdom as well as his beautiful uplifting music. http://www.mikepinder.com/

ALL IMAGES ARE ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS FOR SALE OR SOLD AS INDICATED.
PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE ON ALL IMAGES. SIZE 16IN X 12IN

Enter the “inner sanctum” of The Moody Blues below.