Out and In

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"Out and In"
Single by The Moody Blues
from the album To Our Children's Children's Children
A-side"Watching and Waiting"
Released31 October 1969
RecordedMay-September 1969
Length3:48
LabelThreshold
Songwriter(s)Mike Pinder
John Lodge
Producer(s)Tony Clarke
To Our Children's Children's Children track listing
Side one
  1. "Higher and Higher"
  2. "Eyes of a Child I"
  3. "Floating"
  4. "Eyes of a Child II"
  5. "I Never Thought I'd Live to be a Hundred"
  6. "Beyond"
  7. "Out and In"
Side two

"Out and In" is a 1969 song by the progressive rock band The Moody Blues, from their album To Our Children's Children's Children, a concept album about space travel. Prior to its release on To Our Children's Children's Children, "Out and In" was released on the B-side of the single "Watching and Waiting," the album's only single.

"Out and In" was written jointly by band members Mike Pinder and John Lodge, and it is the only Moody Blues collaboration between the two. However, on the album's subsequent release on CD in 1997, John Lodge's songwriting credit was removed, and the cover showed Pinder as sole songwriter.

In his 2017 book "Renewing the Balance", Dirk Dunbar says of the song: "'Out and In' looks beyond the planets as part of the journey toward the total view where inside and outside become one".[1] The album was one of those listened to, on cassette tape, by the crew of Apollo 15 in 1971.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunbar, Dirk (31 March 2017). "Renewing the Balance". Outskirts Press. Retrieved 13 January 2018 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "HSA Space Exploration and Aviation Auction Catalog #6000". Heritage Capital Corporation. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2018 – via Google Books.