THE MOODY BLUES - Time Traveller (1994)
This five-disc set effectively chronicles the long, varied career of the Moody Blues. The history of the Moody Blues as most fans know them began with the arrival of Justin Hayward and the release of DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED. This pioneering effort was one of the first progressive rock albums. A concept piece featuring a suite of songs linked together both musically and thematically, it also broke ground in its adept marriage of rock group and orchestra. The orchestral sound was expanded even further by Mike Pinder's use of Mellotron. This album, well-represented here, not only set the Moodies on a path they would follow for years, but also proved enormously influential to subsequent prog-rockers like King Crimson and Yes. As the band progressed, their sound expanded to include pop, psychedelia, folk, and hard rock. The key element of their sound, though, remained the orchestrated ballad. The band's '80s comeback, a phase successfully chronicled here, found former Yes member Patrick Moraz replacing Pinder, and the band stripping down its sound for a more radio-friendly, synth-laden sound. Aside from the mid-'60s Denny Laine period, all the band's phases are covered here, and a handsome, detailed booklet is included in the bargain.
The Moody Blues: Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Ray Thomas, Mike Pinder, Patrick Moraz, Graeme Edge.
"Time Traveller" is a five-disc compilation album by The Moody Blues. It includes songs from Days of Future Passed through Keys of the Kingdom, as well as previously unreleased tracks. The fifth disc consists of live recordings.
DISC 1: 01. Fly Me High 02. Love And Beauty 03. Cities 04. Tuesday Afternoon 05. Nights In White Satin 06. Ride My See-Saw 07. Legend Of A Mind 08. House Of Four Doors 09. Voices In The Sky 10. The Best Way To Travel 11. The Actor 12. In The Beginning 13. Lovely To See You 14. Dear Diary 15. Never Comes The Day 16. Are You Sitting Comfortably 17. The Dream 18. Have You Heard Part1 19. The Voyage 20. Have You Heard Part2
DISC 2: 01. Higher And Higher 02. Gypsy 03. Eyes Of A Child 04. Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Hundred 05. Beyond 06. Out And In 07. Candle Of Life 08. Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Million 09. Watching And Waiting 10. Question 11. Don't You Feel Small 12. It's Up To You 13. Minstrel's Song 14. Dawning Is The Day 15. Melancholy Man 16. Procession 17. The Story In Your Eyes 18. One More Time To Live 19. You Can never Go Home 20. My Song
DISC 3: 01. Lost In A Lost World 02. New Horizons 03. For My Lady 04. Isn't Life Strange 05. You And Me 06. I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) 07. This Morning 08. Remember Me, My Friend 09. My Brother 10. Saved By The Music 11. I Dreamed Last Night 12. When You Wake Up 13. Blue Guitar 14. Steppin' In A Slide Zone 15. Driftwood 16. The Day We Meet Again
DISC 4: 01. Forever Autumn 02. The Voice 03. Talking Out Of Turn 04. Gemini Dream 05. Blue World 06. Sitting At The Wheel 07. Running Water 08. Your Wildest Dreams 09. The Other Side Of Life 10. I Know You're Out There Somewhere 11. No More Lies 12. Say It With Love 13. Bless The Wings (That Bring You Back) 14. Lean On Me (Tonight) 15. Highway
DISC 5 - BONUS DISC: 01. This Is The Moment 02. The Story In Your Eyes (Live) 03. Voices In The Sky (Live) 04. New Horizons (Live) 05. Emily's Song (Live) 06. Bless The Wings (That Bring You Back) (Live) 07. Say It With Love (Live) 08. Legend Of A Mind (Live) 09. Gemini Dream (Live)
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