Friday, June 27, 2014

The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord (1968) (Vinyl)

Year: 1968 (LP 1968)
Label: Deram Records (UK), SML.711
Style: Symphonic Rock
Country: UK
Time: 41:55
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 265 Mb

In Search of the Lost Chord is a concept album around a broad theme of quest and discovery, including world exploration ("Dr. Livingstone, I Presume"), music and philosophy through the ages ("House of Four Doors"), lost love ("The Actor"), spiritual development ("Voices in the Sky"), knowledge in a changing world ("Ride My See-Saw"), higher consciousness ("Legend of a Mind"), imagination ("The Best Way to Travel"), and space exploration ("Departure"). Space exploration would go on to become the theme of the Moodies' 1969 album To Our Children's Children's Children, inspired by and dedicated to the Apollo 11 mission. The mysterious "lost chord" of the title is revealed to be the mantra "Om" (in the last stanza of Graeme Edge's poem "The Word"). (Wikipedia)
Matrix Side A: ZAL-8270-3W, Side B: ZAL-8271-2W.

01. A1 Departure (00:49)
02. A2 Ride My See-Saw (03:38)
03. A3 Dr. Livingstone, I Presume (02:59)
04. A4 House Of Four Doors (04:13)
05. A5 Legend Of A Mind (06:40)
06. A6 House Of Four Doors (Part 2) (01:43)
07. B1 Voices In The Sky (03:37)
08. B2 The Best Way To Travel (03:10)
09. B3 Visions Of Paradise (04:17)
10. B4 The Actor (04:40)
11. B5 The Word (00:49)
12. B6 Om (05:47)