Record Collector (magazine) - p.923 stars out of 5
-- "Mike Pinder's key wizardry complements Graeme Edge's mad beat on 'Tortoise & The Hare'..."
The Moody Blues: Justin Hayward (vocals, guitar); Ray Thomas (vocals, flute); Mike Pinder (Mellotron); John Lodge (bass instrument); Graeme Edge (drums).
Audio Mixers: Justin Hayward ; Danilo Madonia; Alberto Parodi.
Liner Note Author: Michael Heatley.
British art-rock pioneers the Moody Blues are captured in concert at their peak here, in a performance from the momentous Isle of Wight festival. Proving that there was a powerful live unit beneath those big orchestral arrangements, the album displays several sides of the band's musical personality. From the psychedelic pop of "Legend of a Mind" to the proto-prog epic "Nights in White Satin" and the concise rocker "Question," this is a multifaceted sound in full flight, buoyed by keysman Mike Pinder's distinctive Mellotron work.