Moody Blues bassist and vocalist John Lodge has premiered a new live video clip for “Gemini Dream,” originally from the Moody Blues‘ 1981 album “Long Distance Voyager.” Watch the video through the YouTube player below:
The new live version is taken from Lodge‘s upcoming live album “The Royal Affair And After” will be released on December 6, 2021.
“‘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,” Lodge explains. “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.”
Pre-order / pre-save “The Royal Affair And After” here: https://orcd.co/JohnLodgeTheRoyalAffairAndAfter
“The Royal Affair And After” is to be released on December 3, 2021 on CD and digital download. The limited edition vinyl will be released on January 28, 2022.
Track Listing (CD and Digital)
1. Steppin’ in a Slide Zone
2. Saved by the Music
3. Legend of a Mind
5. Late Lament (with Graeme Edge)
6. Nights in White Satin (with Jon Davison)
7. Gemini Dream
8. Isn’t Life Strange
9. I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)
10. Ride My See-Saw (with Jon Davison)
Recorded Live on the “Royal Affair Tour,” and on the “Performs Classic Moody Blues Tour” in 2019 and 2020.