Moody Blues/music

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Hi Tracy,

  Sorry if these questions are too repetitive. :

1.   Is the song, "Eternal Love" (from the movie, 'She'        
    available without the voice - overs ?
         (I have searched and searched.)

2.   Where to find the guitar chords for “Haunted”
         (I’ve searched and searched.)


         Thank you any help,
         barbara

Answer
Hi Barbara,

Gosh, I wish I had better news for you, but there's just no good audio out there for "Eternal Woman".  (It just sucks that such a great song was stuck in such a lousy movie...)  I know there are insanely talented audio folks out there in Moodyland (who have the right kind of equipment and software...) who might be able to get you something, but in all honesty, without a decent digital copy of the film, I doubt that it will be possible to separate the movie track from the music track without damaging the music part.  I know there are some audio geniuses on the Lost Chords message board, and no doubt, you've already spoken to a few of them.

If you're unfamiliar with Lost Chords, you can reach the owner of the list on the web here:
http://mailman.connactivity.com/mailman/listinfo/lost-chords

Or, if that doesn't work, try the email address:  lost-chords@mailman.connactivity.com


As for guitar cords for "Haunted"?  Nothing (as you know...) is there, either.  I actually get a lot of requests for transcriptions of all kinds of Moody Blues songs; most of which are for songs that were not actually singles, which makes them even harder to come by.  About the only thing I can suggest is for you to get in touch with a professional music transcriber who might be able to do that for you.  If you can't find one in your local Yellow Pages (that would be a stretch, I agree...) I would think that a local guitar shop (or the Guitar Center, if you have one near you) could recommend someone for the job.  I'd probably even try a college or university near you, and talk to someone in the music department.  They could probably help you with that, also.  It won't be cheap; that's a pretty specialized talent and skill, so it all comes down to how badly you want or need that music.

Unfortunately, sheet music and/or songbooks of the band's recordings haven't been printed for years; "Keys" was the last full album to have been transcribed, and that was more than 20 years ago now.  (Those songbooks are quite rare, I can tell you!)

I'm sorry I can't be of more help to you, Barbara.  I had secretly hoped that Justin might have included a re-recorded version of "Eternal Woman" on his last album, but it likely just didn't fit the concept.  Perhaps we'll see it included elsewhere in the future?  (Fingers crossed!)

Best of luck in your search, and thanks for using Allexperts.com!

Tracy

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I’m pretty confident that I can answer just about any question about the band or their music you may have. I’ve been a fan since 1972 and have followed their careers (collectively and as solo artists,) closely ever since. In addition, I've amassed a vast database on all things Moody - from "completest" discographies for the band and all of their solo projects, to extensive bibliographies, videographies, posterfiles, etc. I have an extensive collection of memorabilia; both group and related solo projects. My collection includes vinyl, CDs, tapes (cassette, 8-track, and reel,) posters, shirts, sheet music and songbooks, back stage passes, magazines, books and other publications, equipment, and video. If I don’t know it, I know where to find it. All you have to do is ask!

Experience

I’ve been a fan of the band since 1972. I was a contributing editor to "Higher and Higher", the Moody Blues Magazine 1994, to the magazine’s untimely demise in 2007, writing the Videography Department.

Publications
As noted previously, much of my writing has appeared in “Higher and Higher” since 1994, but I also wrote a piece that appeared in issue #1 of Mike Pinder’s newsletter “Have You Heard”.

Education/Credentials
Though I haven’t yet finished, my educational focus is on a Journalism degree.

Awards and Honors
I've also had the good fortune to have traveled to England to catch the end of the Band's Spring 2000 concert tour; a trip I've always wanted to take. I’ve supplied research information on the band to a number of sources, including the July 5, 2004 English Quiz Show “Mastermind” which featured a contestant whose expertise was also the Moody Blues. I also participated in the UK Channel 4 presentation of the “Top Ten” program's episode on Progressive Rock, that featured the Moody Blues at #3 on their list. That program aired on March 3, 2001.

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