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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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From Justin: Highlights from Cleveland

Posted on 07/01/2002

July 2002 The last few weeks, since the British Tour, have been a frantic whirl of traveling, working, flying, driving and business. Somewhere in there I have been trying to mix what I can of the new Moodies material, which is fab! My trip to Cleveland was a real adventure, mostly because I was in…

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From Justin: Midsummers Day

Posted on 06/01/2002

June 2002 After working in the studio, finishing up the tracks that have been recorded over the last few months, and remastering the solo albums, I’m on my way to Cleveland this week for the benefit organized by my friend Mark Plotkin of the Amazon Conservation Team, and then to the Hall of Fame master…

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From Justin: Start of the British Tour 2002

Posted on 05/01/2002

May 2002 I am just starting the British Tour. As well as doing the gigs, meeting with friends and family, I’m also attempting to accommodate as many interviewers as I can. There seems to be more interest in us now than there has ever been. I’m thrilled to see that the Greatest Hits CD has…

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From Justin: Happy New Year! 2002

Posted on 01/01/2002

January 2002 Happy New Year! It looks like this year is going to be a really busy one. I’m back in the studio in a couple of weeks, first of all to sort out the guitar tracks I put down in a week of purely acoustic and electric guitars before Christmas, and then to start…

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From Justin: Christmas is coming

Posted on 11/01/2001

November 2001 I’m here in the studio again with Alberto, Danilo and John. Up until this week I’ve been working with Danilo at his house preparing the songs to record, programming and guitar playing, and now we are doing the real thing. It’s hard work and intense but very exciting and inspirational. I have lots…

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