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In Search Of The Lost Chord
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Album: In Search Of The Lost Chord
# Song Title   Time
1)    Departure More Info... 0:45
2)    Ride My See-Saw More Info... 3:39
3)    Dr. Livingstone, I Presume More Info... 2:59
4)    House Of Four Doors (Part 1) More Info... 4:13
5)    Legend Of A Mind More Info... 6:37
6)    House Of Four Doors (Part 2) More Info... 1:47
7)    Voices In The Sky More Info... 3:29
8)    The Best Way To Travel More Info... 3:14
9)    Visions Of Paradise More Info... 4:15
10)    The Actor Full Version More Info... 4:39
11)    The Word More Info... 0:49
12)    Om More Info... 5:48
13)    Simple Game Justin Hayward Vocal Mix More Info... 3:26
14)    The Best Way To Travel Additional Vocal Mix More Info... 4:03
15)    Visions Of Paradise Instrumental Sitar Mix More Info... 4:29
16)    What Am I Doing Here Alternate Mix More Info... 3:53
17)    The Word Mellotron Mix More Info... 1:01
18)    Om Full Version More Info... 6:07
19)    Dr. Livingstone, I Presume BBC Session - Top Gear 16/7/68 More Info... 2:57
20)    The Best Way To Travel BBC Session - Top Gear 16/7/68 More Info... 3:38
21)    A Simple Game More Info... 3:45
 
Album: In Search Of The Lost Chord
# Song Title   Time
1)    Departure More Info... 0:45
2)    Ride My See-Saw More Info... 3:39
3)    Dr. Livingstone, I Presume More Info... 2:59
4)    House Of Four Doors (Part 1) More Info... 4:13
5)    Legend Of A Mind More Info... 6:37
6)    House Of Four Doors (Part 2) More Info... 1:47
7)    Voices In The Sky More Info... 3:29
8)    The Best Way To Travel More Info... 3:14
9)    Visions Of Paradise More Info... 4:15
10)    The Actor Full Version More Info... 4:39
11)    The Word More Info... 0:49
12)    Om More Info... 5:48
13)    Simple Game Justin Hayward Vocal Mix More Info... 3:26
14)    The Best Way To Travel Additional Vocal Mix More Info... 4:03
15)    Visions Of Paradise Instrumental Sitar Mix More Info... 4:29
16)    What Am I Doing Here Alternate Mix More Info... 3:53
17)    The Word Mellotron Mix More Info... 1:01
18)    Om Full Version More Info... 6:07
19)    Dr. Livingstone, I Presume BBC Session - Top Gear 16/7/68 More Info... 2:57
20)    The Best Way To Travel BBC Session - Top Gear 16/7/68 More Info... 3:38
21)    A Simple Game More Info... 3:45
 
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  • Moody Blues: Justin Hayward (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, 12-string guitar, sitar, harpsichord, piano, Mellotron, bass, percussion, tablas); Mike Pinder (acoustic guitar, cello, autoharp, harpsichord, Mellotron, piano, bass); John Lodge (acoustic guitar, cello, bass, tambourine, snare drum, background vocals); Ray Thomas (C flute, alto flute, soprano saxophone, background vocals); Graeme Edge (piano, drums, timpani, tambourine, tablas).
  • Originally released on Deram (711).
  • Includes liner notes by John Reed.
  • Moody Blues: Justin Hayward (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, 12-string guitar, sitar, harpsichord, piano, Mellotron, bass, percussion, tablas); Mike Pinder (acoustic guitar, cello, autoharp, harpsichord, Mellotron, piano, bass); John Lodge (acoustic guitar, cello, bass, tambourine, snare drum, background vocals); Ray Thomas (C flute, alto flute, soprano saxophone, background vocals); Graeme Edge (piano, drums, timpani, tambourine, tablas).
  • Includes liner notes by Tony Clarke.
  • Recording information: Decca Studio Number One, West Hampstead, England (01/28/1968-10/12/1968).
  • 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 multitude 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.
  • Graham Edge's short spoken-word pieces provide a properly arty framework for the Moodies' blend of swooping mellotron, haunting flute, and rich, multi-tracked harmonies. The slightly Hollies-ish "Ride my Seesaw," one of the band's strongest rockers, is a highlight. Flutist/vocalist Ray Thomas provides the quirky Britishness so essential to '60s UK pop-rock with his music-hall-on-acid number "Dr. Livingstone I Presume." The soaring harmonies of "Legend of a Mind" work in praise of Timothy Leary and his "trips to astral planes." IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD is the most exotic, trippy album in the Moodies' catalog.
Professional Reviews
Uncut (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]heir multi-layered prog reached its zenith on the extended suites that were '68's IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD..."

Mojo (Publisher) (3/01, p.54) - "...Finds the band in confident mood....33 instruments were used, none more prominently than the mighty Mellotron....[the album] yielded 2 singles, 'Ride My See-Saw' and the gentle 'Voices In The Sky'..."
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