The Moody Blues – In Search of the Lost Chord [50th Anniversary Edition] (2018)

Posted by Green on November 6, 2018as

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3CD box set, featuring the album’s remastered original stereo mix and new stereo mix, plus rare and unreleased tracks, including a never-before-heard mono version of Legend of a Mind. There are BBC Radio One John Peel ‘Top Gear’ and ‘Afternoon Pop Show’ sessions, as well as mono mixes of the related Deram single A and B sides.
Released in July 1968, In Search of the Lost Chord is regarded by many to be the group’s masterpiece. A concept album, concerning itself with the spiritual and philosophical concerns of the psychedelic era, the group eschewed the use of an orchestra, opting instead for the Mellotron (played by keyboardist Mike Pinder) and other exotic instrumentation, with which they experimented and played themselves, including flute, sitar, tabla and cello. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, The Moody Blues have been at the forefront of the UK’s classic rock music scene for over forty years and have continued to be a mainstay of concert stages, recording studios and the airwaves to the present day. During their immensely successful career, they have sold, according to the band’s files, more than 70 million albums worldwide and they have been the recipients of numerous prestigious awards.

Disc 1:

1 Departure (The original stereo mix)
2 Ride My See-Saw (The original stereo mix)
3 Dr. Livingstone, I Presume (The original stereo mix)
4 House of Four Doors (The original stereo mix)
5 Legend of a Mind (The original stereo mix)
6 House of Four Doors (Part 2) (The original stereo mix)
7 Voices in the Sky (The original stereo mix)
8 The Best Way to Travel (The original stereo mix)
9 Visions of Paradise (The original stereo mix)
10 The Actor (The original stereo mix)
11 The Word (The original stereo mix)
12 Om (The original stereo mix)
13 Voices in the Sky (mono)
14 Dr. Livingstone, I Presume (mono)
15 Ride My See Saw (mono) – Previously unreleased on CD
16 A Simple Game
17 Legend of a Mind (mono mix) – Previously unreleased

Disc 2:

1 Departure – “In Search of the Lost Chord” (new stereo mix)
2 Ride My See-Saw – “In Search of the Lost Chord” (new stereo mix)
3 Dr. Livingstone, I Presume – “In Search of the Lost Chord” (new stereo mix)
4 House of Four Doors – “In Search of the Lost Chord” (new stereo mix)
5 Legend of a Mind – “In Search of the Lost Chord” (new stereo mix)
6 House of Four Doors (Part 2) – “In Search of the Lost Chord” (new stereo mix)
7 Voices in the Sky – “In Search of the Lost Chord” (new stereo mix)
8 The Best Way to Travel – “In Search of the Lost Chord” (new stereo mix)
9 Visions of Paradise – “In Search of the Lost Chord” (new stereo mix)
10 The Actor – “In Search of the Lost Chord” (new stereo mix)
11 The Word – “In Search of the Lost Chord” (new stereo mix)
12 Om – “In Search of the Lost Chord” (new stereo mix)
13 A Simple Game (Justin Hayward Vocal Mix / Remastered 2018)

Disc 3:

1 Dr. Livingstone, I Presume (BBC Radio One “Top Gear” Session / 1968)
2 Voices in the Sky (BBC Radio One “Top Gear” Session / 1968)
3 The Best Way to Travel (BBC Radio One “Top Gear” Session / 1968)
4 Ride My See-Saw (BBC Radio One “Top Gear” Session / 1968)
5 Tuesday Afternoon (BBC Radio One John Peel “Top Gear” session – 16th July 1968)
6 Departure (alternate mix) [Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead in September 1968]
7 The Best way to Travel (additional vocal mix) [Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead in September 1968]
8 Legend of a Mind (alternate mix) [Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead in September 1968]
9 Visions of Paradise (instrumental mix) [Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead in September 1968]
10 The Word (Mellotron mix) [Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead in September 1968]
11 Om (extended mix) [Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead in September 1968]
12 King and Queen [Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead in September 1968]
13 Gimmie a Little Something [Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead in September 1968]
14 What Am I Doing Here? (full version) [Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead in September 1968]
15 A Simple Game (Justin Hayward vocal version) [Mixed at Decca Studios, West Hampstead in September 1968]

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