Gold (The Moody Blues album)

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Gold
Greatest hits album by The Moody Blues
Released 1 March 2005
Recorded 1967–2003
Genre Rock; Symphonic rock; Progressive rock; Psychedelic rock
Length 76:00/79:00
Label Polydor, Universal Music Group
Producer Tony Clarke
Pip Williams
Tony Visconti
Alan Tarney
The Moody Blues
The Moody Blues chronology
December
(2003)
Gold
(2005)
Lovely to See You: Live
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Gold is a compilation album by The Moody Blues, released in 2005 by Polydor.[2] The Moody Blues get the two-disc treatment on the latest instalment of Polydor's surprisingly thorough Gold series. Rather than just assemble the usual suspects around staples like Tuesday Afternoon and The Story in Your Eyes (which are here), the compilers dove deep into the group's career, providing tracks from solo recordings like Remember Me My Friend from Justin Hayward and John Lodge's Blue Jays album and their follow-up single, Blue Guitar, as well as lesser-known late-'70s/early-'80s cuts from Octave, The Present, and Sur la Mer.[3] Patrick Moraz is not pictured or even mentioned due to his acrimonious split from the band in 1991.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Justin Hayward, except where noted.

Disc 01
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tuesday Afternoon"     4:08
2. "Nights in White Satin"     4:24
3. "Ride My See-Saw"   John Lodge 3:42
4. "Legend of a Mind"   Ray Thomas 6:37
5. "Voices in the Sky"     3:30
6. "Lovely to See You"     2:37
7. "Never Comes the Day"     4:41
8. "Gypsy (Of a Strange and Distant Time)"     3:33
9. "Candle of Life"   Lodge 4:12
10. "Watching and Waiting"   Hayward, Thomas 4:14
11. "Question"     5:44
12. "Melancholy Man"   Michael Pinder 5:45
13. "The Story in Your Eyes"     3:04
14. "Lost in A Lost World"   Pinder 4:41
15. "New Horizons"     5:10
16. "Isn't Life Strange"   Lodge 6:08
17. "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)"   Lodge 4:16
Total length:
76:00
Disc 02
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Remember Me (My Friend) – single edit"   Hayward, Lodge 3:41
2. "Blue Guitar"     3:37
3. "Steppin' in a Slide Zone"   Lodge 5:30
4. "Had to Fall in Love"     3:41
5. "Driftwood"     4:23
6. "Forever Autumn"   Jeff Wayne, Gary Osborne, Paul Vigrass 4:14
7. "The Voice"     5:12
8. "Talking Out of Turn"   Lodge 4:56
9. "Gemini Dream"   Hayward, Lodge 4:04
10. "Blue World"     5:10
11. "Sitting at the Wheel"   John Lodge 5:34
12. "Your Wildest Dreams"     4:49
13. "I Know You're Out There Somewhere"     6:35
14. "Say It With Love"     3:53
15. "Bless the Wings (That Bring You Back)orchestral mix"     4:00
16. "Strange Times"   Hayward, Lodge 4:28
17. "December Snow"     5:10
Total length:
79:00

Personnel[edit]

Disc 01[edit]

Disc 02[edit]

Track 01: Blue Jays

  • Justin Hayward – guitar, vocals
  • John Lodge – bass, vocals
  • Kirk Duncan – piano
  • Jim Cockey – violin
  • Tom Tompkins – viola
  • Tim Tompkins – cello
  • Graham Deakin – drums

Track 02: Blue Jays with 10cc

Tracks 03-05:

  • Justin Hayward – guitar, vocals
  • John Lodge – bass, guitar, vocals
  • Michael Pinder – keyboards, vocals
  • Ray Thomas – vocals, flute, percussion, harmonica
  • Graeme Edge – drums, percussion, vocals

Track 06:

Tracks 07-16:

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

Track 17:

  • Justin Hayward – guitar, vocals
  • John Lodge – bass, guitar, vocals
  • Graeme Edge – drums, percussion, vocals

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