John Lodge, one of the founding members of the Moody Blues, will release only his second solo album, 10,000 Light Years Ago, on May 5 via Esoteric Antenna.
The new set comes 38 years after his solo debut, Natural Avenue, in 1977.
The new album includes guest appearances by Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues on the track Simply Magic. Also guesting is legendary guitarist Chris Spedding.
Lodge said of the album “Back in the 60s, when the dreams of a ‘new generation’ were being born, The Moody Blues wrote a stage show which became the album Days of Future Passed. The theme encompassed the past, present and future experiences of our lives. When Days of Future Passed was successful, I knew that our decision to stick to our principles by writing and recording music we felt driven to create, was the right one. Upon reflection, I suppose that in my work with The Moody Blues, and in my solo work, I have continued to stick to that principle.
“I think that this theme has continued in the music of The Moody Blues and in my music, and it’s a musical record of our generation travelling through life. With 10,000 Light Years Ago, I have continued this theme of constant evolution, as everything in the future remains in reach, and although the past is behind us, it once was our future.”
The title track (cover above) will be released digitally on April 14.
In My Mind
Those Days in Birmingham
Get Me Out of Here
Love Passed Me By
Lose Your Love
10,000 Light Years Ago
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