This Is The Moody Blues

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This Is The Moody Blues
Compilation album by The Moody Blues
Released 8 October 1974
Recorded 8 October 1967 – 15 August 1972
Genre Progressive Rock
Length 94:18
Label Threshold Records
Producer Tony Clarke
The Moody Blues chronology
Seventh Sojourn
(1972)
This Is The Moody Blues
(1974)
Caught Live + 5
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1] 4.5/5 stars

This Is The Moody Blues is a two LP (later two CDs) compilation album by The Moody Blues, released in late 1974 while the band was on a self-imposed sabbatical. Though all of the songs were previously released on albums (with the exception of "A Simple Game" which was a 1968 B-side), several of them are heard here in distinctly-different mixes.

This Is The Moody Blues was a commercial and critical success, reaching #14 in the United Kingdom and #11 in the United States before 1974 was out.

Original Track Listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Question" (Justin Hayward) (originally featured on A Question of Balance) - 5:39
  2. "The Actor" (Hayward) (originally featured on In Search of the Lost Chord) - 4:11
  3. "The Word" (Graeme Edge) (originally featured on In Search of the Lost Chord) - 0:51
  4. "Eyes of a Child" (John Lodge) (originally featured on To Our Children's Children's Children) - 2:34
  5. "Dear Diary" (Ray Thomas) (originally featured on On the Threshold of a Dream) - 3:56
  6. "Legend of a Mind" (Thomas) (originally featured on In Search of the Lost Chord) - 6:37

Side Two[edit]

  1. "In the Beginning" (Edge) (originally featured on On the Threshold of a Dream) - 2:06
  2. "Lovely to See You" (Hayward) (originally featured on On the Threshold of a Dream) - 2:35
  3. "Never Comes the Day" (Hayward) (originally featured on On the Threshold of a Dream) - 4:39
  4. "Isn't Life Strange" (Lodge) (originally featured on Seventh Sojourn) - 5:32
  5. "The Dream" (Edge) (originally featured on On the Threshold of a Dream) - 0:52
  6. "Have You Heard (Part 1)" (Mike Pinder) (originally featured on On the Threshold of a Dream) - 1:23
  7. "The Voyage" (Pinder) (originally featured on On the Threshold of a Dream) - 4:08
  8. "Have You Heard (Part 2)" (Pinder) (originally featured on On the Threshold of a Dream) - 2:08

Side Three[edit]

  1. "Ride My See-Saw" (Lodge) (originally featured on In Search of the Lost Chord) - 3:32
  2. "Tuesday Afternoon" (Hayward) (originally featured on Days of Future Passed) - 4:04
  3. "And the Tide Rushes In" (Thomas) (originally featured on A Question of Balance) - 2:54
  4. "New Horizons" (Hayward) (originally featured on Seventh Sojourn) - 5:06
  5. "A Simple Game" (Pinder) (not previously released on album, B-side to UK "Ride My See-Saw" single) - 3:18
  6. "Watching and Waiting" (Hayward, Thomas) (originally featured on To Our Children's Children's Children) - 4:21

Side Four[edit]

  1. "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)" (Lodge) (originally featured on Seventh Sojourn) - 4:11
  2. "For My Lady" (Thomas) (originally featured on Seventh Sojourn) 3:54
  3. "The Story in Your Eyes" (Hayward) (originally featured on Every Good Boy Deserves Favour) - 2:45
  4. "Melancholy Man" (Pinder) (originally featured on A Question of Balance) - 5:05
  5. "Nights in White Satin" (Hayward) (originally featured on Days of Future Passed) - 4:33
  6. "Late Lament" (Edge, Peter Knight) (originally featured on Days of Future Passed) - 2:33

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1974 UK Albums Chart 14
Billboard 200 11

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Discography[edit]