5.4 What songs or albums have had different working titles or nicknames?

"The Day Begins" - "Morning Glory" in the songbook Greatest Moods of the Moody Blues.

"Another Morning" - "In a Child's World" - On a TV show prior to the release of Days of Future Past, the band introduces the song with this alternate title.

"Tuesday Afternoon" - "Forever Afternoon" - an alternate title on the copyright
- "Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)" - alternate title appears on the album Days of Future Passed. In interviews Justin says the alternates were the record company's doing and that the song has always been titled "Tuesday Afternoon")

"Nights in White Satin" - "Knights I Have Sat In" - a band nickname

"The Actor" - "The Tractor" - a band nickname Graeme mentioned in an interview

"Resolvement" - a title given to the orchestral bit after "Late Lament" in the songbook Greatest Moods of the Moody Blues. This piece was not given a separate title on the album Days of Future Passed.

"The Best Way to Travel" - "Thinking is the Best Way to Travel" - an alternate title on the copyright.

Dear Diary Working album title for On the Threshold of a Dream. Ray mentioned in a radio interview that his song was to have been the title track until the name changed.

"The Voyage" - "On the Threshold of a Dream" - an alternate title on the copyright.

To Our Children's Children's Children - Legacy - a working title recalled by Mike in an interview with Higher & Higher magazine
- For Our Children's Children's Children - notation on original master tape label as reported in Higher & Higher magazine
- Dedicated to Our Children's Children's Children - on an ad prior to the album release as shown in Higher & Higher magazine

"Gypsy" - "Gypsy Comet" - from notes on the original master tape label as shown in Higher & Higher magazine

"Sun Is Still Shining" - "Universe" - from notes on the original master tape label as shown in Higher & Higher magazine

"And the Tide Rushes In" - "This Side" - a working title listed on recording cue sheets and early track listings for A Question of Balance, as reported in Higher & Higher magazine

"Minstrel's Song" - "Listen to the Man" - a working title listed on the master tapes as reported in Higher & Higher magazine

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - originally titled The Seven Ages of Man as reported in Higher & Higher magazine

"Isn't Life Strange?" - "Is Your Wife Strange?" - a band nickname

"Noches de Blanco" - "Noches de Seda" - alternate titles on the copyright for the Spanish version of "Nights in White Satin"

"I'm Just a Singer in a Rock 'n' Roll Band" - "I'm Just a Singer in a Rotten Old Band" - band nickname Graeme Edge revealed in a radio interview promoting the Fall 2005 tour.

"Forever Autumn" - "Forever Awful" - a band nickname Justin mentioned in an interview.

"Blue Guitar" - "You Are" According to an article in Higher & Higher magazine the song title and lyrics were originally "You Are" and were later adjusted to be "Blue Guitar".

Lonliness of the Long Distance Voyager - early title for Long Distance Voyager according to an article in Higher & Higher magazine

"Gemini Dream" - "Touring the USA" was John's working title, and
- "Backstage Pass" was Justin's working title for this joint composition, according to an article in Higher & Higher magazine, and
- "Jim 'n I" is a band nickname fans have reported from on-stage set lists

"The Voice" - "Fat Arthur" or "I'll Think of That After" - Producer Pip Williams tells the story in an article for Higher & Higher magazine that when asked for a song title during recording, Justin said, "I'll think of that after" which, along with the nickname "Fat Arthur" became the working title of the song until it was time to print the album covers.

"Hole in the World" and "Under My Feet" - "Hole in My Feet" - a band nickname reported by Pip Williams in Higher & Higher magazine

"I Am" - "Short Walter Never Grew Roses" or "Short Walter" - a band nickname reported by Pip Williams in Higher & Higher magazine, a play on the song's first line

"I Know You're Out There Somewhere" - "I Know You're Out There, So What?" - a band nickname Justin mentioned in an interview.

"The Other Side of Life" - "TOSOL" (pronounced "tossel") - a band nickname, and perfectly recognizable to the acronym-prone online community

"No More Lies" - "No, More Lies" - a band nickname Justin mentioned in an interview

"Want to Be with You" - "Want to Be with Hugh" - a band nickname Justin and John mentioned in an interview

"Hope and Pray" - "Hope You Pray" - an alternate title on the copyright

"Never Blame the Rainbows for the Rain" - "Never Blame the Rainbow on the Rain" - an alternate title on the copyright.

"Broken Dream" - "Helpless" - an alternate title on the copyright.

"It's Not Too Late" - "It Snot Too Late" - a band nickname fans have reported from an on-stage set list from Justin Hayward's tour supporting The View From the Hill

English Sunset - an early title for the album Strange Times, mentioned by Justin Hayward in an interview on the DVD An Audience with Justin Hayward at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

"Wherever You Are" - "These Times" - listed on a Universal promo flyer prior to the release of Strange Times

"Forever Now" - "Live Forever" - listed on a Universal promo flyer prior to the release of Strange Times and on early cassette releases of Strange Times

"The One" - "The One Again" - listed on a Universal promo flyer prior to the release of Strange Times and on early cassette releases of Strange Times

"Sooner or Later (Walking on Air)" - "Walkin' on Air" - an alternate title on the copyright

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