The Moody Blues: In Search of the Lost Chord

The Moody Blues: In Search of the Lost Chord

Album #59 - July 1968

Episode date - May 31, 2017

The Top 500 of The Top 40
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    On their third album, the Moody Blues hit upon the stylistic format that would define the remainder of their career.

    “In Search of the Lost Chord” is a template for all Moody Blues albums that followed, layering dime-store philosophy over rich melodies with mellotron-based song structures that all segue into one another. All five bandmembers contribute to the songwriting, with most songs credited to a single member. Despite this, the songwriting is fairly cohesive, making it difficult to discern differences in their styles.

    Subsequent albums would all be packaged similarly as well, with gatefold sleeves and elaborate cover art. Each of the band’s albums that followed “In Search of the Lost Chord” has it own charm, but this album stands out because it provided the basis for the next twenty some-odd years.

    Tracks include:

    Departure

    Ride My See Saw

    Dr. Livingstone, I Presume

    House of Four Doors

    Legend of a Mind

    House of Four Doors, Part 2

    Voices in the Sky

    The Best Way to Travel

    Visions of Paradise

    The Actor

    The Word

    Om

    July 1968 - Billboard Charted #

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