The Best of The Moody Blues

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The Best of the Moody Blues
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Compilation album by The Moody Blues
Released 28 January 1997
Recorded 1964 – 1988
Genre Rock
Length 77:03
Label Polydor Records
Producer Various
The Moody Blues chronology
Time Traveller
The Best of the Moody Blues
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The Best of the Moody Blues is a compilation album by the progressive rock band The Moody Blues, released on 28 January 1997. The album was also the Moody Blues' first compilation album to feature "Go Now", a song recorded in 1964 with then lead singer Denny Laine, who was replaced by Justin Hayward shortly after.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Justin Hayward except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Go Now"   Larry Banks, Milton Bennett The Magnificent Moodies, 1965 3:11
2. "Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)"     Days of Future Passed, 1967 4:09
3. "Nights in White Satin" (Single version)   Days of Future Passed 4:25
4. "Ride My See-Saw"   John Lodge In Search of the Lost Chord, 1968 3:42
5. "Voices in the Sky"     In Search of the Lost Chord 3:29
6. "Question"     A Question of Balance, 1970 5:44
7. "The Story in Your Eyes"     Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, 1971 3:05
8. "Isn't Life Strange"   Lodge Seventh Sojourn, 1972 6:05
9. "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)"   Lodge Seventh Sojourn 4:16
10. "Blue Guitar" (by Justin Hayward & John Lodge with 10cc (though Lodge did not perform on the track))   Non-album single, 1975; later included on the 1987 CD release of Blue Jays, 1975 3:37
11. "Steppin' in a Slide Zone"   Lodge Octave, 1978 5:28
12. "Forever Autumn" (Edited version; by Justin Hayward & Richard Burton) Jeff Wayne, Paul Vigrass, Gary Osborne Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, 1978 4:31
13. "The Voice"     Long Distance Voyager, 1981 5:14
14. "Gemini Dream"   Hayward, Lodge Long Distance Voyager 4:05
15. "Blue World"     The Present, 1983 5:11
16. "Your Wildest Dreams"     The Other Side of Life, 1986 4:50
17. "I Know You're Out There Somewhere"     Sur la Mer, 1988 6:37