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In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Threshold” label released “Medusa”, the second Trapeze studio album. It was recorded in 1970 at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by John Lodge.

Personnel:

  • Mel Galley– guitar, vocals
  • Glenn Hughes– bass, piano, vocals
  • Dave Holland– drums
  • Roger Quested – engineering
  • Pat Travers– illustration
  • David Rohl– photography

Track listing:

  1. Black Cloud – Mel Galley, Tom Galley
  2. Jury – Mel Galley, Tom Galley
  3. Your Love Is Alright – Mel Galley, Glenn Hughes, Dave Holland
  4. Touch My Life – Mel Galley, Tom Galley
  5. Seafull – Glenn Hughes
  6. Makes You Wanna Cry – Mel Galley, Tom Galley
  7. Medusa – Glenn Hughes
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On November 10, 1967.

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On November 10, 1967, “Deram” label released “Days of Future Passed”, the second Moody Blues album. It was recorded October – November 1967, at “Decca Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Clarke. It was band’s first concept album, with mixture of classical and rock elements, and is widely regarded as one of the first progressive rock albums at all.

Personnel:

  • Mike Pinder- mellotron, piano, tambura, vocals
  • Ray Thomas- flutes, percussion, piano, vocals
  • Justin Hayward- acoustic & electric guitars, piano, sitar, vocals
  • John Lodge- bass, vocals
  • Graeme Edge- drums, percussion, vocals
  • Peter Knight– conducting, arrangements
  • The London Festival Orchestra
  • Derek Varnals – engineering
  • Hugh Mendl– executive production, liner notes
  • Michael Dacre-Barclay
  • David Anstey – cover design, cover painting

Track listing:

  1. The Day Begins
  • The Day Begins – Peter Knight, The Moody Blues
  • Morning Glory – Graeme Edge
  1. Dawn: Dawn Is a Feeling
  • Intro – Peter Knight
  • Dawn Is a Feeling – Mike Pinder
  1. The Morning: Another Morning
  • Intro – Peter Knight
  • Another Morning – Ray Thomas
  1. Lunch Break: Peak Hour
  • Intro – Peter Knight
  • Peak Hour – John Lodge
  1. The Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?) / Time to Get Away
  • Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?) – Justin Hayward
  • (Evening) Time to Get Away – John Lodge)
  1. Evening: The Sun Set: Twilight Time
  • Intro – Peter Knight
  • The Sunset – Mike Pinder
  • Twilight Time – Ray Thomas
  1. The Night: Nights in White Satin
  • Nights in White Satin – Justin Hayward)
  • Late Lament – Graeme Edge, Peter Knight

On August 28, 1983.

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On August 28, 1983, “Threshold” label released “The Present”, the eleventh Moody Blues album. It was recorded March – December 1982, at “Strawberry Studios” in London, and was produced by Pip Williams. The Present” was band’s album with the keyboards player Patrick Moraz.

Personnel:

  • Justin Hayward –vocals, guitar
  • John Lodge – vocals,bass guitar
  • Ray Thomas – vocals,harmonica, flute
  • Graeme Edge –drums
  • Patrick Moraz –keyboards
  • Pip Williams – sequencing

Track listing:

  1. Blue World – Justin Hayward
  2. Meet Me Halfway – Justin Hayward,John Lodge
  3. Sitting at the Wheel – John Lodge
  4. Going Nowhere – Graeme Edge
  5. Hole in the World – John Lodge
  6. Under My Feet – John Lodge
  7. It’s Cold Outside of Your Heart – Justin Hayward
  8. Running Water – Justin Hayward
  9. I Am – Ray Thomas
  10. Sorry – Ray Thomas

 

On August 7, 1970.

Question of balance

On August 7, 1970, “Treshold” released “Question of Balance”, the sixth Moody Blues album. It was recorded January – June 1970, at “Decca Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Clarke.

Personnel:

  1. Justin Hayward- vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin
  2. Ray Thomas- vocals, flute, tambourine
  3. Graeme Edge- drums, percussion, whispered vocal
  4. Mike Pinder- vocals, Mellotron, Moog synthesizer, piano, maracas, acoustic guitar
  5. John Lodge- vocals, bass

Track listing:

  1. Question – Justin Hayward
  2. How Is It (We Are Here) – Mike Pinder
  3. And the Tide Rushes In – Ray Thomas
  4. Don’t You Feel Small – Graeme Edge
  5. Tortoise and the Hare – John Lodge
  6. It’s Up to You – Justin Hayward
  7. Minstrel’s Song – John Lodge
  8. Dawning Is the Day – Justin Hayward
  9. Melancholy Man – Mike Pinder
  10. The Balance – Graeme Edge, Ray Thomas

On July 26, 1968.

In_search_of_the_lost_chord

On July 26, 1968, “Deram” label released “In Search of the Lost Chord”, the third Moody Blues album. It was recorded January – June 1968, at “Decca Studios” in West Hampstead, in London, and was produced by Tony Clarke. In the “Q”  and  “Mojo” “Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock”, “In Search of the Lost Chord” was ranked at number 37 in the list of “40 Cosmic Rock Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Mike Pinder– vocals, mellotron, piano, harpsichord, acoustic guitar, bass, cello, autoharp, tambura, spoken vocals
  • John Lodge– vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, cello, snare drum, tambourine
  • Graeme Edge- vocals, drums, timpani, tambourine, piano, percussion, tabla, spoken vocal
  • Ray Thomas– vocals, C flute, alto flute, soprano saxophone, oboe, French horn, tambourine
  • Justin Hayward– vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar,  sitar, harpsichord, bass, percussion, mellotron, piano

Track listing:

  1. Departure – Graeme Edge
  2. Ride My See – Saw – John Lodge
  3. Livingstone, I Presume – Ray Thomas
  4. House of Four Doors – John Lodge
  5. Legend of a Mind – Ray Thomas
  6. House of Four Doors (Part 2) – John Lodge
  7. Voices in the Sky – Justin Hayward
  8. The Best Way to Travel – Mike Pinder
  9. Visions of Paradise – Justin Hayward, Ray Thomas
  10. The Actor – Justin Hayward
  11. The World – Graeme Edge
  12. Om – Mike Pinder

 

On July 23, 1971.

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On July 23, 1971, “Treshold Records” released “Every Good Boy Deserves Favour”, the seventh Moody Blues album. It was recorded November 1970 – March 1971, at “Wessex Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Tony Clarke.

Personnel:

  • Justin Hayward– vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, sitar
  • John Lodge– vocals, bass, cello
  • Ray Thomas  vocals,  flute,  tambourine,  oboe,  woodwinds,  harmonica
  • Graeme Edge– electric and acoustic drums, percussion
  • Mike Pinder– vocals, mellotron, harpsichord, Hammond organ, piano, keyboards, Moog synthesizer
  • Derek Varnals – recording engineer
  • David Baker – assistant engineer
  • Harry Fisher – cutting engineer
  • Phil Travers – sleeve artist
  • Randall Nelson – lyrics sheet photograph

Track listing:

  1. Procession – Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas
  2. The Story in Your Eyes – Justin Hayward
  3. Our Guessing Game – Ray Thomas
  4. Emily’s Song – John Lodge
  5. After You Came – Graeme Edge
  6. One More Time to Live – John Lodge
  7. Nice to Be Here – Ray Thomas
  8. You Can Never Go Home – Justin Hayward
  9. My Song – Mike Pinder

On May 15, 1981.

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žOn May 15, 1981, “Threshold” label released “Long Distance Voyager”, the tenth Moody Blues album. It was recorded February 1980 – April 1981, at “Threshold Studios” and “RAK Studios”, and was produced by Pip Williams.  It was the bands’s first album to feature keyboardist Patrick Moraz who replaced co-founder Mike Pinder.

Personnel:

  • Justin Hayward– vocals, guitars
  • John Lodge– vocals, bass
  • Ray Thomas– vocals, flutes, harmonicas
  • Graeme Edge– drums
  • Patrick Moraz– keyboards
  • J. Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Pip Williams–string arrangements
  • The New World Philharmonic – string section
  • Greg Jackman – recording engineer, mixing
  • Melvyn Abrahams – mastering
  • Cream – sleeve design, artwork

Track listing:

  1. The Voice – Justin Hayward
  2. Talking Out of Turn – John Lodge
  3. Gemini Dream – Justin Hayward, John Lodge
  4. In My World – Justin Hayward
  5. Meanwhile – Justin Hayward
  6. 22,000 Days – Graeme Edge
  7. Nervous – John Lodge
  8. Painted Smile – Ray Thomas
  9. Reflective Smile – Ray Thomas
  10. Veteran Cosmic Rocker – Ray Thomas