The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues were an English rock band active from 1964 to 2018. The original lineup included singer–guitarist Denny Laine and three mainstays: keyboardist Mike Pinder, flutist–harpist Ray Thomas, and drummer Graeme Edge. Their second single, “Go Now!” (UK No. 1), made them part of the British Invasion. After the 1965 album The Magnificent Moodies […]

Yes

Yes are an English rock band that released twenty-one studio albums between 1969 and 2014. Formed in London in 1968, their original lineup contained guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, drummer Bill Bruford, and two constant members: bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. Their early showpieces include “Looking Around,” “Survival,” “The Prophet,” and “Astral […]

Mainhorse

Mainhorse was a symphonic-psych band formed in 1969 by London-based Swiss musicians. They released a self-titled album on Polydor in 1971 and a film-theme single on Évasion in 1972. Keyboardist Patrick Moraz did brief stints in Refugee and Yes, then launched a prolific solo career. Members: Patrick Moraz (keyboards, vocals), Jean Ristori (bass, cello, vocals), […]

Refugee

Refugee was an English symphonic-rock trio that released a self-titled album on Charisma in 1974. The band was essentially a reformed Nice with keyboardist Patrick Moraz in lieu of Keith Emerson. The project ended soon after the album’s release when Moraz was invited to replace Rick Wakeman in Yes. Members: Patrick Moraz (keyboards), Lee Jackson […]

Patrick Moraz ‎– Time Code (1984)

Time Code is a synthpop/modern-rock album by Swiss keyboardist/composer Patrick Moraz, released in 1984 on Lamborghini/Passport. Tracklist: A1. “No Sleep Tonight (Includes Take Off)” (4:50) A2. “I Want U” (3:57) A3. “Beyond the Pleasure” (3:48) A4. “Life in the Underworld” (4:13) A5. “Overload” (3:27) B1. “Black Brains of Positronic Africa” (5:00) B2. “Elastic Freedom (In […]

Chris Squire ‎– Fish Out of Water (1975)

Fish Out of Water is a 1975 solo album by Yes-bassist Chris Squire, self-produced and released on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Hold Out Your Hand” (4:14) A2. “You by My Side” (5:03) A3. “Silently Falling” (11:45) B1. “Lucky Seven” (6:57) B2. “Safe (Canon Song)” (14:15) Credits: Chris Squire — bass, 12 string electric guitar, vocals, writer, […]

Patrick Moraz ‎– The Story of i (1976)

The Story of i is the debut solo album by Swiss keyboardist Patrick Moraz, released in 1976 on Charisma. Recorded during his two-year stint with Yes, the music here shares stylistic traits with Relayer, his one album with the band. Tracklist: A1. “Impact” (3:28) A2. “Warmer Hands” (3:31) A3. “The Storm” (0:53) A4. “Cachaca (Baiao)” […]

Yes ‎– Relayer (1974)

Relayer is the seventh studio album by English symphonic-rock band Yes, released in 1974 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A. “The Gates of Delirium” (21:55) B1. “Sound Chaser” (9:25) B2. “To Be Over” (9:08) Credits: Jon Anderson — lead vocals Steve Howe — acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals Chris Squire — bass guitar, vocals Patrick Moraz — […]

Patrick Moraz ‎– Out in the Sun (1977)

Out in the Sun is the second solo album by Swiss keyboardist/composer Patrick Moraz, released in 1977 on Charisma. Tracklist: A1. “Out in the Sun” (4:25) A2. “Rana Batucada” (5:30) A3. “Nervous Breakdown” (3:20) A4. “Silver Screen” (4:28) B1. “Tentacles” (3:31) B2. “Kabala” (4:55) B3. “Love-Hate-Sun-Rain-You” (4:48) B4. “Time for a Change: Time to Fly […]

Patrick Moraz

Patrick Moraz is a Swiss keyboardist and composer who emerged in the post-psych act Mainhorse, which issued a 1971 album on Polydor. He then teamed with the rhythm section of The Nice in the super-trio Refugee, which issued a self-titled album on Charisma in 1974. Months later, Yes hired him as Rick Wakeman‘s replacement for […]