Timeless Flight: The Voyage Continues

Timeless Flight: The Voyage Continues

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by The Moody Blues
     
 

Since the turning of the 21st century, there have been at least two Moody Blues compilations issued every year, and their early catalog has been remastered and reissued with bonus material. Timeless Flight is a four-disc compilation -- also available in a shorter two-disc configuration as well as deluxe editions, one of whichSee more details below

Overview

Since the turning of the 21st century, there have been at least two Moody Blues compilations issued every year, and their early catalog has been remastered and reissued with bonus material. Timeless Flight is a four-disc compilation -- also available in a shorter two-disc configuration as well as deluxe editions, one of which tops out at 11 CDs and 6 DVDs -- that features almost all of the material from 2007's Collected, and then some. While the highlights for fans will always be the singles and standout album tracks, there are a few rarities included. All of the band's original releases are represented by multiple cuts. The surprises on disc one include the stereo 1967 mixes of the A-side of the "Love and Beauty" single, and a handful of selections from Days of Future Passed, including "Nights in White Satin," which have never appeared on CD before. Regarding this last number, given what we've been hearing on the radio for decades (a crummy, flat, mono mix) it sounds jarring and vital. Disc two features "It's Up to You," which was recorded for A Question of Balance but not released until now. Disc three offers no unreleased material, but does contain a healthy selection of tracks from The Blue Jays (including the "Blue Guitar" A-side), live cuts from their Lancaster University gig in 1975, and the top side of Justin Hayward's "Forever Autumn" single. Moodies cuts are culled from Octave, Long Distance Voyager, and The Present; there's a live version of "Running Water" and two single sides: "The Other Side of Life" and "Your Wildest Dreams." Disc four contains two previously unissued live versions of "Eternity Road" and "Question" from 1997, as well as numerous late album tracks (including some from Live at Red Rocks) and "This Is the Moment," which was previously only available on the Gloryland: World Cup USA '94 disc. It closes with "December Snow" from their seasonal offering in 2003. It's all packaged in a handsome longbox, with 42-page booklet chock-full of photos, complete song credits, and a lengthy historical liner essay by reissue producer Mark Powell. Obviously this is targeted at the most devoted Moody Blues fan, and for her or him, the gorgeous sound and striking presentation will be reason enough.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2013
Label:
Ume
UPC:
0600753432471
catalogNumber:
5343247
Rank:
77320

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Love and Beauty
  2. Dawn is a Feeling  -  London Festival Orchestra and Chorus
  3. Peak Hour  -  London Festival Orchestra and Chorus
  4. Tuesday Afternoon  -  London Festival Orchestra and Chorus
  5. The Night: Nights in White Satin  -  London Festival Orchestra and Chorus
  6. Departure
  7. Ride My See-Saw
  8. The Actor
  9. Legend of a Mind
  10. Voices In the Sky
  11. What Am I Doing Here
  12. A Simple Game
  13. In the Beginning
  14. Lovely to See You
  15. Dear Diary
  16. Never Comes The Day
  17. Are You Sitting Comfortably
  18. The Dream
  19. Have You Heard, Pt. 1
  20. The Voyage
  21. Have You Heard, Pt. 2

Disc 2

  1. Higher and Higher
  2. Gypsy
  3. Eternity Road
  4. Watching and Waiting
  5. Question
  6. And the Tide Rushes In
  7. Don't You Feel Small
  8. Dawning is the Day
  9. Melancholy Man
  10. It’s Up to You
  11. The Story in Your Eyes
  12. After You Came
  13. One More Time To Live
  14. I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)
  15. New Horizons
  16. For My Lady
  17. You and Me
  18. When You’re a Free Man

Disc 3

  1. Isn't Life Strange
  2. Island
  3. I Dreamed Last Night
  4. Blue Guitar
  5. Who Are You Now
  6. Driftwood
  7. Steppin' In a Slide Zone
  8. The Day We Meet Again
  9. Forever Autumn
  10. The Voice  -  New World Philharmonic
  11. Gemini Dream  -  New World Philharmonic
  12. Veteran Cosmic Rocker  -  New World Philharmonic
  13. Blue World
  14. Sitting At the Wheel
  15. Running Water
  16. The Other Side of Life
  17. Your Wildest Dreams

Disc 4

  1. I Know You're Out There Somewhere
  2. Lean on Me (Tonight)
  3. Say It With Love
  4. Highway
  5. New Horizons  -  Colorado Symphony Orchestra
  6. Emily's Song  -  Colorado Symphony Orchestra
  7. Legend of a Mind  -  Colorado Symphony Orchestra
  8. This is the Moment
  9. Eternity Road  -  World Symphony Orchestra
  10. Question  -  World Symphony Orchestra
  11. English Sunset
  12. Strange Times
  13. The Swallow
  14. December Snow

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Moody Blues   Primary Artist
Peter Knight   Conductor
Justin Hayward   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
John Lodge   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Ray Thomas   Flute,Harmonica,Vocals,Group Member
Graeme Edge   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Patrick Moraz   Keyboards
Chris Spedding   Guitar
Herbie Flowers   Bass
Graham Gouldman   Bass,Vocals
Eric Stewart   Keyboards,Vocals
Jeff Wayne   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Paul Bliss   Drums,Keyboards
Bias Boshell   Keyboards
June Boyce   Background Vocals
Lol Creme   Guitar,Vocals
Kirk Duncan   Piano
Ken Freeman   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Mel Galley   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Kevin Godley   Drums,Vocals
R.A. Martin   Horn,Saxophone,Soloist
Barry Morgan   Drums
Jo Partridge   Guitar
Barry Radman   Sampling
Terry Rowley   Keyboards,Jawbone
Tom Tompkins   Flute,Viola
Graham Deakin   Drums
Sue Shattock   Background Vocals
Larry Baird   Conductor
Danilo Madonia   Keyboards
Dave Holland   Drums
Jim Cockey   Violin,Glockenspiel
Mike Pinder   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Gordon Marshall   Percussion,Drums
Justin Heyward   Group Member
Tracy Graham   Background Vocals
Tim Tomkins   Cello,Viola

Technical Credits

Peter Knight   String Arrangements
Justin Hayward   Composer,Instrumentation
John Lodge   Composer,Instrumentation
Moody Blues   Producer
Michael Pinder   Composer
Ray Thomas   Composer,Instrumentation
Graeme Edge   Composer,Instrumentation
Jeff Wayne   Composer,Producer
10cc   Producer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer,Lyricist
Chris Brunt   Engineer
Tony Clarke   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Gus Dudgeon   Engineer
Tom Garneau   Engineer
Dennis Hansen   Engineer
Greg Jackman   Engineer
Richard Kaplan   Engineer
Gary Ladinsky   Engineer
Dennis Lambert   Producer
Adrian Martins   Engineer
Christopher Neil   Producer
Gary Osborne   Composer,Lyricist
Barry Radman   Programming
Derek Varnals   Engineer
Paul Vigrass   Composer,Lyricist
Tony Visconti   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Frank Wildhorn   Composer
Pip Williams   Producer,String Arrangements
Geoff Young   Engineer
Dave Baker   Engineer
Robin Thompson   Engineer
Phil Smee   Concept
Pete Jones   Engineer
Larry Baird   String Arrangements
Danilo Madonia   Programming,Engineer,Orchestration
Alberto Parodi   Engineer
Paschal Byrne   Mastering
Hugh Mendl   Executive Producer
Richard Masters   Producer
Mike Pinder   Composer,Instrumentation
Mark Powell   Producer,Band Liason
Pete Carlsen   Engineer
Justin Heyward   Instrumentation
Kathryn Gilfeather   Marketing
Liam Lydon   Licensing
Mark Wood   Marketing

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