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“Steppin’ in a Slide Zone” by the Moody Blues

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    “Steppin’ in a Slide Zone” by the Moody Blues is a progressive rock song.

    Song Title: Steppin’ in a Slide Zone
    Artist: the Moody Blues
    Album: Octave
    Genre: progressive rock
    Composer: Copyright © 1978 John Lodge
    Lead Vocals: John Lodge
    Backing Vocals: Justin Hayward, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas
    Electric Guitar: Justin Hayward
    Keyboards: Mike Pinder
    Bass Guitar: John Lodge
    Drums: Graeme Edge
    Percussion: Graeme Edge
    Flute: Ray Thomas
    Producer: Tony Clarke
    Recorded: January - April 1978
    Released: 27 May 1978
    Label: Decca Records
    Number of listens: 8802

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Steppin’ in a Slide Zone” is a 1978 single by the English progressive rock band The Moody Blues. It was the first single The Moody Blues had released in five years, after the band’s temporary hiatus. It was written by bassist John Lodge, and was released a month later on the album Octave.

    One of the most noticeable differences in the band’s sound after this hiatus was the fact that the Mellotron and Chamberlin (a similar instrument to the Mellotron) had been replaced with the more widely used synthesizer, and “Steppin’ In a Slide Zone” was the first of their singles to use the synthesizer. The synthesizer would ultimately give The Moody Blues a more electronic sound which departed from the more symphonic sound of their past career.

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