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Patrick Moraz - Live In Princeton (DVD)

Genre: Pop/Rock
Release Date: 7th April 2008

Label: Floating World
Catalogue Number: VPDVD31
Price: £10.99
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Patrick Moraz - Live In Princeton

Swiss born Patrick Moraz is probably best known in rock music circles as the man who played with two of the world's biggest rock bands firstly with Yes recording the album Relayer and touring extensively with the band between 1974 and 1976. Following this stint with Yes Patrick would go on to join another legendary band the Moody Blues. Patrick stayed with the band between the years 1978 and 1991 touring the world extensively and contributing to a number of successful albums.


Patrick has also been a member of the progressive rock band Mainhorse forming the band with bassist Jean Ristori in 1969 and releasing one self titled album in 1970. Following that his next port of call would be Refugee where he joined forces with two former members of the Nice. This band also released one critically acclaimed self titled album before Patrick left to join Yes.


Patrick's career however would it seem be pre ordained. As a child Patrick would have been considered a musical prodigy and whilst he became adept at a number of instruments it was the piano where Patrick excelled to the extent that he was named "Best Young Soloist" at the prestigious Zurich Jazz festival in 1961. Similar awards came Patrick's way in 1963 and 1965 which led him to performing with some of the great jazz artists of the time including the legendary John Coltrane at various European jazz festivals.


By the time of the release Patrick's debut solo album in early 1976 Patrick was firmly installed as the keyboard player in Yes. Following the release of Relayer all the members of Yes embarked on solo projects thus ensuring that The Story Of I received maximum coverage in the music press.

Following the release of this album Patrick returned to touring duties with Yes before leaving during the sessions for the follow up album to Relayer.


Patrick then released his second solo album in 1977(Out In The Sun) before joining with the Moody Blues a partnership that lasted until 1991. During this time and beyond Patrick has recorded and released a number of solo and collaborative albums including works with another former member of Yes drummer Bill Bruford. In late 2005 Patrick signed a new distribution deal with Voiceprint which will oversee the release of his entire back catalogue of solo albums and also include albums from Mainhorse and Refugee.


Patrick Moraz In Princeton is another live acoustic outing from Patrick Moraz. The concert took place at Westminster Choir College Princeton New Jersey in 1995 and captures Patrick's piano work perfectly. Tracks include Blue Monk and the Intro from Best Years Of Our Lives which was originally from The Story Of I.


This release will be the first time that this performance has been released on DVD although it was previously available as a VHS. The VHS however has been unavailable for some time and is now a collector's item.  As a bonus there is the promotional footage made to accompany Patrick's debut solo album  The Story Of I. This footage has not been seen since the initial release of that album and has been eagerly sought out by collectors and Patrick's huge and dedicated fan base alike.

The sound reproduction on the DVD has also been personally overseen by Patrick Moraz as with the recent series of reissued CDs and the picture quality has been noticeably improved.

Aural Contact 1 Sacrifices

Soul Eternal

Aural Contact 2 Initiation

Lost Way

Isle of View

Oral Contact: Shout!

Caprice of the Gods

Blue Monk

Intro - The Best Years of Our Lives

The Story of I
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