2021 Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!In Search of the Lost Chord was another huge platinum plus smash for The Moody Blues and a stellar continuance of their progressive rock sound for the fans of this legendary English quintet. Featuring the original award winning lineup of Justin Hayward (lead vocals/guitars), John Lodge (lead vocals/bass), Ray Thomas (lead vocals/flutes), Mike Pinder (lead vocals/keyboards) and Graeme Edge (drums/vocals), In Search of the Lost Chord is undoubtedly one of their biggest selling albums and also one of the finest offerings in their huge catalog.
Buoyed by the success of the hit single Ride My See-Saw, their definitive follow up to Days of Future Passed (FRMLP1801), In Search of the Lost Chord was filled with more hypnotic rockers like the powerful Ray Thomas classic Legend of a Mind, John Lodges masterpiece House of Four Doors, plus the legendary Justin Haywards prog-rock champion Voices in the Sky.
The wonderful release also features a fine array of songs from vocalist and keyboard whiz Mike Pinder including the acid rock sounds of The Best Way to Travel and the albums stellar closer Om, as well as the ever talented Graeme Edges distinctive drum work throughout the LP and his lyrical prowess with the albums well known classics The Word and Departure.
The beauty of this album is that you could always count on a classic listen from these five gentlemen of song. Featuring Ray Thomas striking vocals and flute delivery, Justin Haywards and John Lodges guitars and vocal acumen, the magic of Mike Pinder on the keys and classic vocal, plus Graeme Edges powerful drum and singing, In Search of the Lost Chord became the album of choice for radio programmers in 1968. All in all, a hypnotic and spirited set from this very important and much loved classic rock band.
This amazing album has been out of print on vinyl for many years, that is until now...
Friday Music is very honored to continue another installment in their Moody Blues 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their masterpiece In Search of the Lost Chord. Mastered impeccably from the original Deram Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this album is truly a thrilling first time 180 Gram audiophile vinyl release.
For this special limited edition, Friday Music has also included the original full color album cover in gatefold style for the first time since it was released in 1968, complete with the great music you will always remember from this historic classic.
In Search of the Lost Chord from The Moody Blues...on impeccable first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl...exclusively from your friends at Friday Music.
Never a big Moody Blues fan, on a whim I picked up a cheaply priced used copy of In Search of the Lost Chord. I liked it a lot more than I expected to. It's a late '60s concept album, a concept I dig when done right. It's electric-guitar-driven, but it includes 33 different instruments; it sounds ambitiously Beatles-esque in some places, brimming with youthful energy and ideas of a band on the cusp of greatness. The music offers lush, eardrum-caressing vocals and brilliantly inventive moments - darned if the intensifying, 45-second album opener, 'Departure,' a poem written and recited by band drummer Graeme Edge, wasn't the perfect prelude to the classic 'Ride My See-Saw.' The LP's sound is rich and warm. The cover, by artist Phil Travers, is a striking meditation on the concept of, well, meditation.Features:
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered Impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
Mastered From Original Deram Records Tapes
First time 180g Audiophile Vinyl
Original full color album cover in gatefold jacket
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)
1. Voices In the Sky
2. The Best Way to Travel
3. Visions of Paradise
4. The Actor
5. The Word