The Moody Blues - In Search of the Lost Chord


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 multiple 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.

1. Departure
2. Ride My See Saw
3. Dr Livingstone I Presume
4. House of Four Doors
5. Legend Of A Mind
6. House of Four Doors
7. Voices In The Sky
8. Best Way To Travel
9. Visions Of Paradise
10. The Actor
11. The Word
12. Om

Customer Reviews (2.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 05/10/2009
2 Stars
Reviewer: Ed Mitchell
Although I am a HUGE Moodies fan, this pressing was not what I had expected. I am not even sure if this was taken from the original analog tapes. My guess this was a digital master. Whats the point if it was!@#. I could have listened to my re-masterd CD edition and had better results than this LP. Stick to the MOFI editions of the Moodies. They are worth the money. This is not.

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