THE MOODY BLUES’ JOHN LODGE Releases "Gemini Dream" Single And Video From Upcoming Live Album
November 22, 2021, a week ago
John Lodge, legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist of The Moody Blues, and inductee of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, has released a live version of his classic hit, "Gemini Dream".
The song was recorded live in Las Vegas on The Royal Affair Tour, and appears on John’s new album, The Royal Affair And After, due for release on December 3 (vinyl on January 28), and available for pre-order here. Stream the track here, and watch the video below.
"Gemini Dream" was originally released on the 1981 Moody Blues album, Long Distance Voyager, and reached #12 in the Billboard Hot 100 charts, earning John Lodge and Justin Hayward an ASCAP award for song-writing. The song deals with the relationship between performer and audience, and you can see and hear the electric connection between John and his audience when he performs this song. John and his 10,000 Light Years Band bring an incredible energy to this recording, and it was a fan favourite on the Royal Affair Tour, never failing to get the audience up and dancing.
“‘Long time no see’… those opening words to Gemini Dream resonate even more with me today - what was true in 1981 has become true again in 2021. The song is about balancing ‘twin’ lives – touring musicians, and non-touring musicians. I finished my tour on March 8, 2020, and was in lockdown within days, but I never expected to be off the road for this long… Although this was a forced ‘sojourn’, it was a creative time, writing and recording new songs and a time well-spent with family, but as the song says, “the time is right” to get back on the road. Let’s keep that Gemini Dream alive for all of us…..and thank you for keeping the faith.” - John Lodge
Joining John on stage is his 10,000 Light Years Band; Alan Hewitt (Music Director and Keyboards), Billy Ashbaugh (Drums), Duffy King (Guitars) and Jason Charboneau (Cello) and together they capture the heart of this classic Moody Blues song, a song that is so relevant again today for John and the band as they wait to get back on the road in 2022.
Stream the track: https://orcd.co/JohnLodgeGeminiDream
Tracklisting (CD and Digital):
"Steppin’ In A Slide Zone"
"Saved By The Music "
"Legend Of A Mind"
"Late Lament" (with Graeme Edge)
"Nights In White Satin" (with Jon Davison)
"Isn’t Life Strange"
"I’m Just A Singer" (In a Rock and Roll Band)
"Ride My See-Saw" (with Jon Davison)