50th Anniversay Edition for The Moody Blues' In Search of The Lost Chord

The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues' third album, In Search Of The Lost Chord, will be released in a deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition through UMC on November 2.

The album was originally released in 1968 and was a concept album concerning itself with the spiritual and philosophical concerns of the psychedelic era, featuring the hits Ride My See Saw and Voices In The Sky as well as much-loved Moody Blues songs Legend Of A Mind and The Actor.

The deluxe format will be a 3CD/2DVD box set, featuring original and new stereo remixes of the album with bonus and unreleased tracks, including a never-before-heard mono version of Legend Of A Mind. There are BBC Radio One John Peel Top Gear and Afternoon Pop Show sessions as well as mono mixes of the related Deram single A and B sides.

DVD1 (Audio) contains In Search Of The Lost Chord 96kHz/24-bit 5.1 Surround, new stereo mix and original stereo mix.

DVD2 (Visual) comprises BBC TV Colour Me Pop: In Search of the Lost Chord (14th September 1968); Ce Soir On Danse: The Moody Blues – ORTF French TV (13th July 1968, previously unreleased) and Carte d’Or – ORTF French TV (29th October 1968, previously unreleased). It also includes a 76-page book with extensive sleevenotes by compiler Mark Powell plus a host of rare photos and memorabilia images.

The album is also being released on:

Standard Vinyl – a 180-gram facsimile of the original LP with the original packaging.

D2C Limited Edition Vinyl – psychedelic coloured vinyl with original packaging. This format will be exclusively available from the uDiscover store.

1CD – contains the new stereo mix plus bonus tracks.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.