Gold

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The Moody Blues get the two-disc treatment on the latest installment of Polydor's surprisingly thorough Gold series. Rather than just assemble the usual suspects around staples like "Tuesday Afternoon" and "Story in Your Eyes" which are here, the compilers dove deep into the group's career, providing tracks from solo recordings like "Remember Me My Friend" from Justin Hayward and John Lodge's excellent Blue Jays album and their gorgeous follow-up single, "Blue Guitar," as well as lesser-known late-'70s/early-'80s cuts from Octave, The Present, and Sur la Mer. Gold also includes some of the superior, somewhat neglected album tracks from the group's heyday, such as "Never Comes the Day," "Candle of Life," and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The Moody Blues get the two-disc treatment on the latest installment of Polydor's surprisingly thorough Gold series. Rather than just assemble the usual suspects around staples like "Tuesday Afternoon" and "Story in Your Eyes" which are here, the compilers dove deep into the group's career, providing tracks from solo recordings like "Remember Me My Friend" from Justin Hayward and John Lodge's excellent Blue Jays album and their gorgeous follow-up single, "Blue Guitar," as well as lesser-known late-'70s/early-'80s cuts from Octave, The Present, and Sur la Mer. Gold also includes some of the superior, somewhat neglected album tracks from the group's heyday, such as "Never Comes the Day," "Candle of Life," and the beautiful "Watching and Waiting," any of which could have been singles, and the last a far better track than the oft-compared "Nights in White Satin." Also significant is the dramatic improvement in the sound on these newly digitized tracks, which take full advantage of 24-bit mastering and are vastly superior even to the same cuts on 1996-vintage remastered versions of the group's first seven albums -- textures, timbres, instruments, and musical parts that were formerly buried in the mixes of the songs and only hinted at in playback are suddenly audible in sharp relief here which leads one to ask when those, plus Octave -- which was out of print as of the start of 2005 -- and the other later albums, might be due for another upgrade. Listeners looking for an easy, affordable, and comprehensive guide to the Moodies will be hard-pressed to find anything better outside of 1994's Time Traveller box set, and its sound quality can't match what one hears on this set. ~ James Christopher Monger & Bruce Eder
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2005
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 602498268353
  • Catalog Number: 000404102
  • Sales rank: 3,774

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Moody Blues Primary Artist
Justin Hayward Track Performer, Group Member
John Lodge Track Performer, Group Member
Michael Pinder Group Member
Ray Thomas Group Member
Graeme Edge Group Member
Chris Spedding Track Performer
Herbie Flowers Track Performer
Graham Gouldman Track Performer
Eric Stewart Track Performer
Lol Creme Track Performer
Kirk Duncan Track Performer
Ken Freeman Track Performer
Kevin Godley Track Performer
Barry Morgan Track Performer
Jo Partridge Track Performer
Tom Tompkins Track Performer
Graham Deakin Track Performer
Tim Tompkins Track Performer
Jim Cockey Track Performer
Technical Credits
Justin Hayward Composer, Producer
John Lodge Composer, Producer
The Moody Blues Producer
Michael Pinder Composer
Ray Thomas Composer
Jeff Wayne Producer
10cc Producer
Tony Clarke Producer
Bill Levenson Audio Production
Christopher Neil Producer
Alan Tarney Producer
Tony Visconti Producer
Pip Williams Producer
Ellen Fitton Mastering
Vartan Art Direction
Michael Putland Inlay Photography
Hugh Mendi Executive Producer
Scott Schinder Liner Notes, Essay
Hugh Mendl Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Moody Blues Gold

    I have many of their albums ( yes vinyls ) so it was good to hear them again. "Tuesday Afternoon" was a great blast from the past, as were most of the tracks. If you know who they are, you'll enjoy this CD. If you've never heard of them, well then, I just don't know what to tell you. The Moody Blues is definitely a creature of their times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Travelling Eternity Road

    We might well ask if another Moody Blues best of collection is needed. Gold does have the merit of including songs other than the usual suspects. Still, some of us would like to hear more of the other Moody voices, no offence to Justin and John. I'd especially like to hear more of Ray Thomas' songs and his lovely baritone voice. I made my own compilation of 19 of Thomas' songs from "Another Morning" on Days of Future Passed, through his "Painted Smile" suite on Long Distance Voyager, to Celtic Sonnet on Keys of the Kingdom. It makes for a great listen!

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