The Best Way to Travel
|"The Best Way to Travel"|
|Song by The Moody Blues|
|from the album In Search of the Lost Chord|
|Recorded||28 May 1968|
|In Search of the Lost Chord track listing|
"The Best Way to Travel" is a 1968 song by the progressive rock band The Moody Blues. Written by keyboardist Mike Pinder, it was released on the album In Search of the Lost Chord. The song's lyrics explain in different ways how "thinking is the best way to travel." Noticeable on this track is the wide stereo panning (ping pong stereo) effect made by the pan pots on the Decca custom-built four-track recording console (20 microphone inputs) used during 1967–68.
The track features on the 2010 compilation album A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding in Your Mind: Volume 3 – The Third Ear by Amorphous Androgynous.
- Mike Pinder: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, Mellotron
- Justin Hayward: electric guitar, sitar, backing vocals
- John Lodge: bass guitar
- Ray Thomas: flute
- Graeme Edge: drums, percussion