December is the one Moodies album I don't have.
I need to get it.....
I sold a lot of stereo systems at Lafayette Radio years ago playing Octave on vinyl on various systems when it originally came out. Octave was well recorded as well and had a collection of songs that was not the Moddies best overall, but still a very nice collection of songs, tunes that many could relate to and many had never heard on a decent system.
The lead in to "Stepping in a Slide Zone", the first song on the album, really caught people's attention right out of the gate and led to a lot of sales.
My other secret weapon recording I used a few years later to sell many systems was the Jeff Lynn production of "War of the Worlds". The familiar story, the voice of Richard Burton narrating, and the nicely recorded soundtrack caught peoples attention right away.
When Justin Hayward broke in singing "Forever Autumn", the wallets really opened up!