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In Search of the Lost Chord [US 2008 Bonus Tracks]


  • 1. Departure
    2. Ride My See-Saw
    3. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume
    4. House of Four Doors, Pt. 1
    5. Legend of a Mind
    6. House of Four Doors, Pt. 2
    7. Voices in the Sky
    8. Best Way to Travel, The
    9. Visions of Paradise
    10. Actor, The
    11. Word, The
    12. Om
    13. Simple Game, A - (Justin Hayward Vocal Mix, remix, previously unreleased)
    14. Best Way to Travel, The - (Additional Vocal Mix, remix, previously unreleased)
    15. Visions of Paradise - (mix, remix, previously unreleased)
    16. What Am I Doing Here? - (remix, previously unreleased)
    17. Word, The - (Mellotron Mix, remix)
    18. Om - (previously unreleased)
    19. Doctor Livingstone, I Presume - (live)
    20. Thinking Is the Best Way to Travel - (live)
    21. Simple Game, A
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5307069

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Moody Blues: Justin Hayward (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, 12-string guitar, sitar, harpsichord, piano, Mellotron, bass, percussion, tablas); Mike Pinder (acoustic guitar, cello, autoharp, harpsichord, Mellotron, piano, bass); John Lodge (acoustic guitar, cello, bass, tambourine, snare drum, background vocals); Ray Thomas (C flute, alto flute, soprano saxophone, background vocals); Graeme Edge (piano, drums, timpani, tambourine, tablas).
    Originally released on Deram (711).
    Includes liner notes by John Reed.
    Moody Blues: Justin Hayward (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, 12-string guitar, sitar, harpsichord, piano, Mellotron, bass, percussion, tablas); Mike Pinder (acoustic guitar, cello, autoharp, harpsichord, Mellotron, piano, bass); John Lodge (acoustic guitar, cello, bass, tambourine, snare drum, background vocals); Ray Thomas (C flute, alto flute, soprano saxophone, background vocals); Graeme Edge (piano, drums, timpani, tambourine, tablas).
    Includes liner notes by Tony Clarke.
    Recording information: Decca Studio Number One, West Hampstead, England (01/28/1968-10/12/1968).
    After helping lay the groundwork for concept albums and progressive rock with 1967's orchestra-enhanced suite DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED, the Moodies retrenched for the follow-up. They abandoned the orchestra but kept their sound as rich as before by playing a multitude of instruments themselves, including everything from sitar to cello to oboe. At the time, it was remarkable enough for these instruments to appear on a rock record, much less to be played by the band itself. The string-laden conceptual pieces of DAYS were replaced by shorter, more concise songs that leaned more toward Beatlesque pop and displayed a pronounced Eastern influence.
    Graham Edge's short spoken-word pieces provide a properly arty framework for the Moodies' blend of swooping mellotron, haunting flute, and rich, multi-tracked harmonies. The slightly Hollies-ish "Ride my Seesaw," one of the band's strongest rockers, is a highlight. Flutist/vocalist Ray Thomas provides the quirky Britishness so essential to '60s UK pop-rock with his music-hall-on-acid number "Dr. Livingstone I Presume." The soaring harmonies of "Legend of a Mind" work in praise of Timothy Leary and his "trips to astral planes." IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD is the most exotic, trippy album in the Moodies' catalog.

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir multi-layered prog reached its zenith on the extended suites that were '68's IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (3/01, p.54) - "...Finds the band in confident mood....33 instruments were used, none more prominently than the mighty Mellotron....[the album] yielded 2 singles, 'Ride My See-Saw' and the gentle 'Voices In The Sky'..."
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