The Moody Blues – ‘In Search of the Lost Chord’ 50th anniversary edition

❉ This November sees the release of the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Moody Blues’ classic third album.

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.

This November sees the release of the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Moody Blues’ classic third album.

The deluxe format will be a 3CD/2DVD box set, featuring original and new stereo remixes of the album with bonus 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.

  • DVD1 (Audio) contains In Search of the Lost Chord 96kHz/24-bit 5.1 Surround, new stereo mix and original stereo mix.
  • DVD2 (Visual) comprises BBC TV ‘Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord’ (14th September 1968); ‘Ce Soir On Danse: The Moody Blues’ – ORTF French TV (13th July 1968, previously unreleased) and ‘Carte d’Or’ – ORTF French TV (29th October 1968, previously unreleased).
  • Also includes a 76-page book with extensive sleevenotes by compiler Mark Powell plus a host of rare photos and memorabilia images.

The album is also being released on:

  • Standard Vinyl – a 180-gram facsimile of the original LP with the original packaging.
  • D2C Limited Edition Vinyl – psychedelic coloured vinyl with original packaging. This format will be exclusively available from the uDiscover store.
  • 1CD – contains the new stereo mix plus bonus tracks.

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, in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and have been the recipients of numerous prestigious awards.

3CD / 2DVD BOX SET TRACKLISTING

Disc 1 (CD):

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 (CD):

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
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 (CD):

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

Disc 4 (DVD)

In Search of the Lost Chord” 96 kHz / 24-bit 5.1 Surround, new Stereo mix and re-mastered original stereo mix”

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 (Part 2)
7. Voices in the Sky
8. The Best Way to Travel
9. Visions of Paradise
10. The Actor
11. The Word
12. Om

Disc 5 (DVD):

1. Departure / Ride My See-Saw – Visual content
2. Dr. Livingstone I Presume – Visual content
3. House of Four Doors – Visual content
4. Voices in the Sky – Visual content
5. The Best Way to Travel – Visual content
6. Visions of Paradise / The Actor – Visual content
7. Om – Visual content
8. Tuesday Afternoon – BBC TV “Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord” – 14th September 1968
9. Nights in White Satin – BBC TV “Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord” – 14th September 1968
10. Bye Bye Bird – BBC TV “Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord” – 14th September 1968
11. Fly Me High – BBC TV “Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord” – 14th September 1968
12.  I’ve Got a Dream – BBC TV “Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord” – 14th September 1968
13. A Beautiful Dream – BBC TV “Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord” – 14th September 1968
14. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – BBC TV “Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord” – 14th September 1968
15. Peak Hour – BBC TV “Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord” – 14th September 1968
16. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume – BBC TV “Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord” – 14th September 1968
17. Ride My See Saw – BBC TV “Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord” – 14th September 1968

LP TRACKLISTING (Standard and D2C):

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

1CD TRACKLISTING

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


❉ The Moody Blues – ‘In Search Of The Lost Chord’ (UMC) 2nd November 2018. Pre-order HERE.

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