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THE MOODY BLUES – IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD LP – Nr MINT UK 1968 DERAM

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The Moody Blues – In Search Of The Lost Chord
(Deram Records  1968  SML711  Red/White Labels)
UK Pressing

Gatefold Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

The Moody Blues were an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1964, initially consisting of keyboardist Mike Pinder, multi-instrumentalist Ray Thomas, guitarist Denny Laine, drummer Graeme Edge, and bassist Clint Warwick. The group came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music. They made some changes in musicians but settled on a line-up of Pinder, Thomas, Edge, guitarist Justin Hayward, and bassist John Lodge, who stayed together for most of the band’s “classic era” into the early 1970s.

Their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music which established the band as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive rock. It has been described as a “landmark” and “one of the first successful concept albums”. The group toured extensively through the early 1970s, then took an extended hiatus from 1974 until 1977. Founder Mike Pinder left the group a year after they re-formed and was replaced by Swiss keyboardist Patrick Moraz in 1978. In the following decade they took on a more synth-pop sound and produced The Other Side of Life in 1986, which made them the first act to earn each of its first three top 10 singles in the United States in a different decade. Health troubles led to a diminished role for founder Ray Thomas throughout the 1980s, though his musical contributions rebounded after Moraz departed in 1991. Thomas retired from the band in 2002.

The band’s last album was the Christmas album December (2003), after which they decided to forgo recording any further albums. However, they continued to tour throughout the 2000s and later reunited periodically for events, one-off concerts, short tours and cruises, until Edge’s retirement in 2018.

The Moody Blues’ most successful singles include “Go Now”, “Nights in White Satin”, “Tuesday Afternoon”, “Question”, “Gemini Dream”, “The Voice” and “Your Wildest Dreams”. The band has sold 70 million albums worldwide, which includes 18 platinum and gold LPs. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

In Search of the Lost Chord is the third album by The Moody Blues, released in July 1968 on the Deram label.

Track listing

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. “Departure” Edge Edge (narration) 0:44
2. “Ride My See-Saw” Lodge Lodge, Thomas, Hayward, Pinder 3:38
3. “Dr. Livingstone, I Presume” Thomas Thomas 2:58
4. “House of Four Doors” Lodge Lodge 4:13
5. “Legend of a Mind” Thomas Thomas 6:37
6. “House of Four Doors (Part 2)” Lodge Lodge 1:42
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Voices in the Sky” Hayward Hayward 3:30
2. “The Best Way to Travel” Pinder Pinder 3:12
3. “Visions of Paradise” Hayward, Thomas Hayward 4:15
4. “The Actor” Hayward Hayward 4:39
5. “The Word” Edge Pinder (narration) 0:49
6. “Om” Pinder Pinder, Thomas 5:47

Personnel

Musicians

  • Mike Pinder – vocals, Mellotron, piano, harpsichord, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, cello, autoharp, tambura, spoken vocals
  • Ray Thomas – vocals, C flute, alto flute, soprano saxophone, oboe, French horn, tambourine
  • Justin Hayward – vocals, guitars, sitar, harpsichord, bass, percussion, Mellotron, piano
  • John Lodge – vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, cello, snare drum, tambourine
  • Graeme Edge – vocals, drums, timpani, tambourine, piano, percussion, tabla, spoken vocal

Technical

  • Tony Clarke – liner notes, production
  • Derek Varnals – engineering
  • Adrian Martins – assistant engineer
  • Phil Travers – cover design, cover painting

 

Weight 1.00000000 kg

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