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It might surprise those coming in late to their story that the original double-LP version of this album from 1974 was the first compilation devoted to the Moody Blues' work. That's seven years after their switch from R+B-based British Invasion rock + roll to psychedelic music, and ten years into their overall history, an awfully long time for a successful band to avoid the compilation route. That fact alone speaks volumes for how healthy their album sales were -- only the group's decision to take a hiatus seems to have prompted the assembling of this collection. The Moody Blues had actually had enough hits and charting singles between England and America since 1967 so that a good best-of could have been assembled, but the makers went far beyond that, encompassing LP tracks that had become favorites on FM radio between 1967 and 1973 and also ignoring the actual release order of anything here. So instead of a tour through their history, listeners get a kind of collage of most of their best work, the songs nicely representative of the various members' most important contributions to the group's work.


Label-Threshold

Sel #-2THS12/13

Country-US

Year-1974

Vinyl-VG+

Cover-Gatefold cover is VG

Tracklist
A1 Question 5:39
A2 The Actor 4:11
A3 The Word (Poem) 0:51
A4 Eyes Of A Child 2:34
A5 Dear Diary 3:47
A6 Legend Of A Mind 6:37
B1 In The Beginning 2:06
B2 Lovely To See You 2:35
B3 Never Comes The Day 4:39
B4 Isn't Life Strange 6:32
B5 The Dream (Poem) 0:52
B6 Have You Heard? (Part One) 1:23
B7 The Voyage 4:08
B8 Have You Heard? (Part Two) 2:08
C1 Ride My See Saw 3:32
C2 Tuesday Afternoon 4:04
C3 And The Tide Rushes In 2:54
C4 New Horizons 5:06
C5 Simple Game 3:18
C6 Watching And Waiting 4:21
D1 I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) 4:11
D2 For My Lady 3:54
D3 The Story In Your Eyes 2:45
D4 Melancholy Man 5:05
D5 Nights In White Satin 4:33
D6 Late Lament 2:33
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