The Best of the Moody Blues

The Best of the Moody Blues

by The Moody Blues The Moody Blues

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Overview

This single-CD compilation doesn't do too much more than scratch the surface of the band's sound at its most popular points, but it does do one thing that no prior Moody Blues compilation ever did -- it includes "Go Now," which, as the notes point out, is still the group's top-charting single in England. What it doesn't do is get "Go Now" in really good sound (no one seems to have a proper master source) or include their even better follow-up single, "From the Bottom of My Heart." Still, this body of work is pleasing and, thanks to its extension back to the original lineup, even a little bit informative, and it was the first Moody Blues compilation to be mastered in 20-bit audio. The dominant personality is Justin Hayward, who has provided the band with most of its hits, followed somewhat distantly by John Lodge, whose songs began to shine as the '70s dawned -- a pair of Hayward/Lodge songs and one solo Hayward release fill out the 17 tracks, which showcase the soulful, the mystical, and the psychedelic aspects of their music in equal parts. It's a good intro to their history, and anyone who wants more can jump to the Time Traveller box.


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Product Details

Release Date: 01/28/1997
Label: Polydor / Umgd
UPC: 0731453580022
catalogNumber: 535800
Rank: 3553

Tracks

  1. Go Now
  2. Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)
  3. Nights in White Satin
  4. Ride My See-Saw
  5. Voices in the Sky
  6. Question
  7. The Story in Your Eyes
  8. Isn't Life Strange
  9. I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock & Roll Band)
  10. Blue Guitar
  11. Steppin' in a Slide Zone
  12. Forever Autumn
  13. The Voice
  14. Gemini Dream
  15. Blue World
  16. Your Wildest Dreams
  17. I Know You're out There Somewhere

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