The Voyage (song)

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This article is about the Moody Blues instrumental. For the Ayumi Hamasaki song, see Voyage (song).
"The Voyage"
Song by The Moody Blues from the album On the Threshold of a Dream
Released 25 April 1969
Recorded 19–21 January 1969
Genre Symphonic rock
Length 4:11
Label Deram Records
Writer Mike Pinder
Producer Tony Clarke
On the Threshold of a Dream track listing
Side one
  1. "In the Beginning"
  2. "Lovely to See You"
  3. "Dear Diary"
  4. "Send Me No Wine"
  5. "To Share Our Love"
  6. "So Deep Within You"
Side two
  1. "Never Comes the Day"
  2. "Lazy Day"
  3. "Are You Sitting Comfortably?"
  4. "The Dream"
  5. "Have You Heard (Part 1)"
  6. "The Voyage"
  7. "Have You Heard (Part 2)"

"The Voyage" is an instrumental song by the progressive rock band The Moody Blues. It is the second song in a three-part suite that concludes their 1969 album On the Threshold of a Dream. "The Voyage" was composed by Mike Pinder, who was inspired to write it by Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra.

On the album, "The Voyage" is between both parts of the song "Have You Heard." The instrumental piece includes instruments such as cello, flute, mellotron, organ, and piano.

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The Voyage by Johnny Duhan[edit]

Galway based singer songwriter Johnny Duhan former member of Grannie's Intentions has also written a song entitled "The Voyage" This song has been covered innumerable times but most notably by Christy Moore. The song has become a favourite at weddings as in Duhan's version the voyage is that of marriage. The chorus " When we started the voyage there was just me and you, now look around us we have our own crew" has come to celebrate and represent not only the union but the raising of a family. You can hear an exclusive interview with Johnny and a performance of his song "The Voyage" at http://www.podcasts.ie/featured-musicians/johnny-duhan/