The Moody Blues - Collected


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AMOV 1816
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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180-gram gatefold  LP

Four-page booklet with liner notes, photos

Solid selection of songs from the band's career: "Go Now," "Nights In White Satin," "Never Comes The Day," "Gypsy," "I Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Hundred," "I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock 'N Roll Band)" and many more!

The Moody Blues formed in the early 1960s in Erdington, Birmingham, England. Ray Thomas, John Lodge, and Michael Pinder had been members of El Riot & the Rebels. They disbanded when Lodge went to college and Pinder joined the army. The pair recruited guitarist/vocalist Denny Laine, band manager-turned drummer Graeme Edge, and bassist Clint Warwick. The five appeared as the Moody Blues for the first time in Birmingham in 1964.

It was the single, "Go Now" (released later that year), which launched their career. The single became a huge hit in the U.K. and landed the No. 1 spot in the charts. The band soon realized that their style of R&B-derived rock and pop was not working for them and decided to develop an original new style, featuring the symphonic sounds of the mellotron and Ray Thomas' flute.

Assigned to make a rock 'n' roll version of Antonin Dvorák's New World Symphony, Moody Blues insisted that they be given artistic freedom and be left without supervision. The result was Days of Future Passed (1967), which combined the band's tracks with orchestral interludes arranged and conducted by Peter Knight. The album plus two singles, "Nights in White Satin" and "Tuesday Afternoon", became substantial hits.

Their follow-up album was In Search of the Lost Chord (1968). The album was again a big success with hits as "Ride My See-Saw" and "Voices in the Sky". Their next album On a Threshold of a Dream (1969) featured the sensitive ballad "Never Comes a Day" and was their first No. 1 album in the U.K.

The band's music continued to become more complex and symphonic, resulting in 1969's To Our Children's Children's Children, a concept album. It closes with the fan-favorite "Watching and Waiting." To Our Children's Children's Children" was also the first release of the group's own founded label, Threshold Records.

Released in 1981, Long Distance Voyager was a success, reaching No. 1 on Billboard and Top 5 in the U.K. The album featured the hit, "The Voice", written by Hayward.

The remaining Moody Blues trio continues to tour and to this day the Moody Blues are one of classic rock's most enduring institutions, with world-wide sales of nearly 80 million albums and a following that continues to support the band. Collected by Moody Blues is a careful selection of the distinctive sound of the band, presenting the different periods the band has gone through.

Side 1
Go Now
Boulevard De La Madeleine
Nights In White Satin
Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)
Voices In The Sky
Dr. Livingstone, I Presume
Ride My See-Saw

Side 2
Legend Of A Mind
Never Comes The Day
Dear Diary
Gypsy (Of A Strange And Distant Time)
Watching And Waiting
I Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Hundred

Side 3
Candle Of Life
Melancholy Man
The Story In Your Eyes
Isn't Life Strange

Side 4
I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock 'n Roll Band)
Emily's Song
King And Queen
Had To Fall In Love
The Voice

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Great Moodys collection (minus In Your Wildest Dreams)

posted on 07/25/2022
4 Stars
Reviewer: Zach Pierce
I love this compilation. It has great songs from the 60s and early to mid 70s. The music sounds great and the equalization is very well done. The only thing that is missing is their 80s hits like “in your wildest dreams“ which I am surprised they didn’t put on this. Pick it up.

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