The Moody Blues – In Search Of The Lost Chord (1968) [2006 Deluxe Edition]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:17 minutes | Scans included | 697 MB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 836 MB
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.
02. Ride My See-Saw
03. Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?
04. House of Four Doors
05. Legend of A Mind
06. House of Four Doors, pt.2
07. Voices in the Sky
08. The Best Way To Travel
09. Visions of Paradise
10. The Actor
11. The Word
2006 Stereo mix remastered from the original master tapes by Alberto Parodi & Justin Hayward at Logical Box Studios, Genova, Italy.