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From Justin: Champagne reception

Posted on 06/01/2004

JUNE, 2004 I wanted to let everyone know how much I enjoyed the on-line chat at the weekend. I was asked to take part by Mark Hogue, our tour manager, as he is encouraging and assisting all those fans and friends groups who are intending to go overseas to Europe or the UK to see…

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From Justin: Bittersweet seasons

Posted on 05/01/2004

May 2004 I’m on my way to start another tour as I write this, and as usual it is bitter sweet in that it would be so nice to stay and watch Spring turn to Summer, and feel the warmth of the sun get stronger. Sweet because I love to play, and every tour just…

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From Justin: Buzzing with excitement

Posted on 02/01/2004

February 2004 I’m still buzzing from the excitement of my time in Zurich for ‘Art On Ice’. It was truly one of the best produced shows I have ever been part of. To be amongst such talented and devoted people for a week was a revelation to me. First the musicians; I played with my…

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From Justin: ‘December’ issues

Posted on 12/01/2003

December 2003 I finally got home and started to unpack my case the weekend before Christmas… and now I am still ploughing through the mail, emails and requests that have to wait while you put your life on hold for a couple of months that include a Moodies tour. After doing a lot of promotion…

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From Justin: Quick update

Posted on 10/01/2003

October 2003 As I leave for the US tour, I’m looking forward to rehearsing up some of the new songs from ‘December’. Most of the other guys are only just hearing them for the first time, so I’m asking them to play some of the parts I did on the record. The response so far…

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From Justin: Delivering ‘December’

Posted on 09/01/2003

September 2003 On Friday 22nd August I finally delivered the Moody Blues new album, the masters and the artwork, to Universal records in London. It’s called “December” and as you may already know, it’s a Christmas album. An even mix of original new songs and traditional melodies, some you will know, others may not be…

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From Justin: “Touring season is underway”

Posted on 05/01/2003

May 2003 Well, the touring season is underway again and looking at the Itinerary the West Coast gigs could be fun. I know all the wineries we have played in the past have been excellent, and you get some nice plonk to take home as well. I have already mentally packed and unpacked my case…

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From Justin: Special event

Posted on 01/01/2003

January 2003 I was thrilled last night to be part of the World premier performance of the GAIA world music project, that we performed at the Palais de Festival in Cannes as part of the Midem music festival, which is on all this week. What a great show! I do hope the video of it…

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From Justin: Properly at home

Posted on 12/01/2002

December 2002 I’ve only just got home properly, as I went back to the UK this last week to do some recording and to appear on a tv show with Mario Frangoulis (singing Nights live with him). We did the Des and Mel show with Des O’Conner who I have not met up with for…

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From Justin: Hopeless romantic

Posted on 09/01/2002

September 2002 Since I last wrote I have finished the recording with Alan Simon (as mentioned in my last letter). The song I did with him is called ‘On the Road’ (quite appropriate for my day to day life you may think, but titles can be deceptive, and its not about what you may think)….

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