In Search of the Lost Chord [50th Anniversary Edition]

In Search of the Lost Chord [50th Anniversary Edition]

by The Moody Blues

CD(Anniversary Edition)

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Overview

In Search of the Lost Chord is the album on which the Moody Blues discovered drugs and mysticism as a basis for songwriting and came up with a compelling psychedelic creation, filled with songs about Timothy Leary and the astral plane and other psychedelic-era concerns. They dumped the orchestra this time out in favor of Mike Pinder's Mellotron, which was a more than adequate substitute, and the rest of the band joined in with flutes, sitar, tablas, and cellos, the playing of which was mostly learned on the spot. The whole album was one big experiment to see how far the group could go with any instruments they could find, thus making this album a rather close cousin to the Beatles' records of the same era. It is all beautiful and elegant, and "Legend of a Mind"'s chorus about "Timothy Leary's dead/Oh, no -- he's outside, looking in" ended up anticipating reality; upon his death in 1996, Leary was cremated and launched into space on a privately owned satellite, with the remains of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry (another '60s pop culture icon) and other well-heeled clients.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2018
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0602567636151
catalogNumber: 6763615
Rank: 3025

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Moody Blues   Primary Artist
Justin Hayward   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Harpsichord,Sitar,Tabla,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Mellotron,Group Member
John Lodge   Acoustic Guitar,Cello,Bass Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Snare Drums,Group Member
Ray Thomas   Flute,Alto Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Vocals,Group Member
Graeme Edge   Piano,Drums,Tabla,Tambourine,Timpani,Group Member
Mike Pinder   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Autoharp,Cello,Bass Guitar,Harpsichord,Vocals,Mellotron,Group Member

Technical Credits

Justin Hayward   Composer
John Lodge   Composer
Michael Pinder   Composer
Ray Thomas   Composer
Graeme Edge   Composer
Tony Clarke   Producer,Liner Notes
Mark Powell   Liner Notes

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