10th Album by The Moody Blues Features "Gemini Dream" and "The Voice!"
Long Distance Voyager, the 10th album by The Moody Blues, was their first to feature keyboardist Patrick Moraz (from Refugee and Yes). Moraz replaced co-founder Mike Pinder who had left the group in 1978 after Octave. Upon its release in 1981, Long Distance Voyager became the group's second #1 album in the U.S.
The songs on Long Distance Voyager were recorded at the band's own Threshold Studios. The songs were recorded and mixed by Greg Jackman, while Pip Williams was the album's producer. Supplementing the Moody BluesJustin Hayward, John Lodge, Ray Thomas, Graeme Edge, and Patrick Morazwas a string section performed by the New World Philharmonic, which Pip Williams arranged.
Long Distance Voyager is only partially a concept album, as only half of the songs relate to the "voyager" referred to in the album's title. The final three tracks comprise a mini-suite that combines themes of carnival jesters and the chaos experienced backstage at a rock show.
"Many of these songs rank with the band's best...This album should make anybody's short list of Moodies goodies." -Dave Connolly, allmusic.com
• 180g Vinyl
• All aspects of the original LP artwork faithfully reproduced
• Limited time download card
• Made in Czech Republic
1. The Voice
2. Talking Out Of Turn
3. Gemini Dream
4. In My World
6. 22,000 Days
8. Painted Smile
9. Reflective Smile
10. Veteran Cosmic Rocker