Last time we discussed A Question of Balance, and tonight we discuss their next album. Released on 19710723, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour was the seventh album by The Moody Blues, and the sixth one with the Edge, Hayward, Lodge, Pinder, and Thomas lineup. As we shall see next time, by then they had pretty much determined that the original lineup were really quite a different band than the one that was created when Hayward and Lodge joined.
Although not my favorite album by them, it has some really high parts (punintentional). It charted at #1 in the UK and at #2 in the US, not a trivial accomplishment considering the great music of the period. Once again Tony Clarke produced it and Phil Travers supplied the cover art for the record.
The album is unusual in several respects. First of all, the title itself, according to Wikipedia, is a mnemonic memory aide for the treble clef: E, G, B, D, F. Secondly, the cut “Emily’s Song” was written by Lodge for his new daughter. Finally, it is contains the only work written by all five band members.