Greatest Hits (The Moody Blues album)

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Greatest Hits
Moody Blues Greatest Hits.jpg
Compilation album by The Moody Blues
Released 21 November 1989
Recorded 1967 – 1988
Genre Progressive rock
Length 63:48
Label Polydor
Producer Tony Clarke
Pip Williams
Tony Visconti
Anne Dudley/Justin Hayward & John Lodge
The Moody Blues chronology
Sur la Mer
(1988)
Greatest Hits
(1989)
Keys of the Kingdom
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the progressive rock band The Moody Blues, released in 1989. The band recorded new versions of "Isn't Life Strange" and "Question" with orchestration by the London Symphony Orchestra.[2] The arrangements and new productions were overseen by Anne Dudley.[3] The album was re-released as The Story of the Moody Blues Legend of a Band in 1990 to coincide with the release of the documentary of the same name.

Original track listing[edit]

All songs written by Justin Hayward except where noted.

Side One[edit]

  1. "Your Wildest Dreams" – 4:51
  2. "The Voice" – 5:17
  3. "Gemini Dream" (Hayward, John Lodge) – 4:09
  4. "The Story in Your Eyes" – 3:06
  5. "Tuesday Afternoon" – 4:53
  6. "Isn't Life Strange (1988 version)" (Lodge, orch. arr. by Anne Dudley) – 6:41

Side Two[edit]

  1. "The Night: Nights in White Satin/Late Lament" – 7:39
  2. "I Know You're Out There Somewhere" – 6:39
  3. "The Other Side of Life" – 6:52 (Not on vinyl LP (Europe only) but included on CD and Cassette format)
  4. "Ride My See-Saw" (Lodge) – 3:47
  5. "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)" (Lodge) – 4:20
  6. "Question (1988 version)" (Hayward, orch. arr. by Anne Dudley) – 5:45

Additional personnel on 1988 versions[edit]

  • London Symphony Orchestra on 6 and 12
  • Alexander Barantschik: LSO leader
  • Frank Ricotti: additional percussion on 12

Personnel are otherwise the same as on the original albums.

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1990 Billboard 200 113

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Greatest Hits - The Moody Blues | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Moody Blues Discography". king-nerd.com. Retrieved 19 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Greatest Hits / Legend of a Band liner notes, 1989, 1990