The Other Side of Life

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The Other Side of Life
Studio album by The Moody Blues
Released28 April 1986
Recorded1985 - Good Earth Studios, Soho, London
GenreSynthpop
Length42:06
LabelPolydor Records
ProducerTony Visconti
The Moody Blues chronology
Voices in The Sky: The Best of The Moody Blues
(1984)
The Other Side of Life
(1986)
Prelude
(1987)
Singles from The Other Side of Life
  1. "Your Wildest Dreams"
    Released: April 1986
  2. "The Other Side of Life"
    Released: August 1986
 
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For the grindcore split EP, see The Other Side of Life (EP).
The Other Side of Life
Studio album by The Moody Blues
Released28 April 1986
Recorded1985 - Good Earth Studios, Soho, London
GenreSynthpop
Length42:06
LabelPolydor Records
ProducerTony Visconti
The Moody Blues chronology
Voices in The Sky: The Best of The Moody Blues
(1984)
The Other Side of Life
(1986)
Prelude
(1987)
Singles from The Other Side of Life
  1. "Your Wildest Dreams"
    Released: April 1986
  2. "The Other Side of Life"
    Released: August 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone(Average)[2]

The Other Side of Life is the twelfth studio album by British rock band The Moody Blues, released in 1986.

It is the third album of the Patrick Moraz era, and the first for flautist and vocalist Ray Thomas not to play a major role. The music on The Other Side of Life marked the beginning of dominant synthesiser, sequencer, and drum machine use by the band, to the point that the entire album could be classified as a "synthpop" record, a surprising stylistic change for a band that had pioneered symphonic rock.

The Other Side of Life contains the major hit, "Your Wildest Dreams", which, like "Nights in White Satin" before it, was a Top-10 hit in the United States. It also contains the song "Rock 'n' Roll over You", which came to prominence during the ice-chopping scene in The Karate Kid, Part II.

Original Track Listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Your Wildest Dreams" (Justin Hayward) - 4:50
  2. "Talkin' Talkin'" (Hayward, John Lodge) - 3:55
  3. "Rock 'n' Roll over You" (Lodge) - 4:50
  4. "I Just Don't Care" (Hayward) - 3:25
  5. "Running Out of Love" (Hayward‚ Lodge) - 4:25

Side Two[edit]

  1. "The Other Side of Life" (Hayward) - 6:50
  2. "The Spirit" (Graeme Edge, Patrick Moraz) - 4:14
  3. "Slings and Arrows" (Hayward, Lodge) - 4:29
  4. "It May Be a Fire" (Lodge) - 4:56

Credits[edit]

The Moody Blues[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

YearChartPosition
1986Billboard 2009[3]
UK Albums Chart24[4]

Singles[edit]

[3]

YearSingleChartPosition
1986"The Other Side of Life"Billboard Hot 10058
"Your Wildest Dreams"9
"The Other Side of Life"Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks11
"Your Wildest Dreams"2
"The Other Side of Life"Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks18
"Your Wildest Dreams"1

Certifications[edit]

CountryOrganizationSales
USRIAAPlatinum[5]

References[edit]