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The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord: 50th Anniversary 3CD + 2DVD (Backordered)

Polydor Records

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The Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord: 50th Anniversary 3CD + 2DVD

50th Anniversary 3CD + 2DVD Deluxe Reissue Featuring Original and New Stereo Mixes Of the Album, Previously Unissued Material and Alternate Mixes, 96kHz/24-bit 5.1 Surround Mixes, and 1968 Video Broadcasts Plus 76-Page Book!

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the classic third album by the Moody Blues, 1968's In Search Of The Lost Chord is being reissued as a 3CD + 2DVD deluxe edition with the original and new stereo mixes plus previously unissued material and alternate mixes. Unreleased material comes in the form of a never-before-heard mono version of the Ray Thomas song "Legend Of A Mind," as well as a live session from influential Radio 1 DJ John Peel's Top Gear show and another from Afternoon Pop Show. Mono mixes of the related Deram A and B-sides are also included.

The first DVD in the package contains In Search of the Lost Chord in 96kHz/24-bit 5.1 Surround, as a new stereo mix and the original stereo mix. The second, visual, DVD comprises BBC TV's Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord, broadcast on September 14, 1968, two months after the album's release; Ce Soir On Danse: The Moody Blues, broadcast by ORTF French TV on July 13 that year, and Carte d'Or' – ORTF French TV, from October 29, 1968. Both of the French broadcasts are previously unreleased. The set also includes a 76-page book with extensive sleeve notes by its compiler, Mark Powell, as well as a generous selection of rare photos and memorabilia images.

In Search of the Lost Chord, based around the concept of the spiritual and philosophical concerns of the psychedelic era, is seen by many Moody Blues devotees as the group's masterpiece and provided the real commercial breakthrough for the band's new album-oriented sound. It featured the much-loved singles "Voices In The Sky," written by Justin Hayward, and "Ride My See-Saw," by fellow frontman John Lodge, among compositions by all five members of the band. The album reached No. 5 in the UK and No. 23 in the US.

Features

• 50th anniversary 3CD + 2DVD deluxe box set
• Original and new stereo mixes of the album
• Bonus and previously unissued material and alternate mixes
• Audio DVD - In Search of the Lost Chord in 96kHz/24-bit 5.1 Surround, as a new stereo mix and the original stereo mix
• Visual DVD - comprises BBC TV's Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord, broadcast on September 14, 1968, two months after the album's release; Ce Soir On Danse: The Moody Blues, broadcast by ORTF French TV on July 13 that year, and Carte d'Or' – ORTF French TV, from October 29, 1968. Both of the French broadcasts are previously unreleased
• 76-page book with extensive sleeve notes by its compiler, Mark Powell, as well as a generous selection of rare photos and memorabilia images

The Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord: 50th Anniversary Track Listing:

CD1

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

CD2

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:
7. 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)

CD3

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

DVD1

“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

DVD2

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


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