This Is The Moody Blues

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This Is The Moody Blues
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Compilation album by
Released8 October 1974 (US)
25 October 1974 (UK)
Recorded8 October 1967 – 15 August 1972
GenreProgressive rock, psychedelic rock
Length94:18
LabelThreshold Records
ProducerTony Clarke
The Moody Blues chronology
Seventh Sojourn
(1972)
This Is The Moody Blues
(1974)
Caught Live + 5
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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) (from A Question of Balance, 1970) – 5:39
  2. "The Actor" (Hayward) (from In Search of the Lost Chord, 1968) – 4:11
  3. "The Word" (Graeme Edge) (from In Search of the Lost Chord) – 0:51
  4. "Eyes of a Child" (John Lodge) (from To Our Children's Children's Children, 1969) – 2:34
  5. "Dear Diary" (Ray Thomas) (from On the Threshold of a Dream, 1969) – 3:56
  6. "Legend of a Mind" (Thomas) (from In Search of the Lost Chord) – 6:37

Side Two[edit]

  1. "In the Beginning" (Edge) (from On the Threshold of a Dream) – 2:06
  2. "Lovely to See You" (Hayward) (from On the Threshold of a Dream) – 2:35
  3. "Never Comes the Day" (Hayward) (from On the Threshold of a Dream) – 4:39
  4. "Isn't Life Strange" (Edited version) (Lodge) (from Seventh Sojourn, 1972) – 5:32
  5. "The Dream" (Edge) (from On the Threshold of a Dream) – 0:52
  6. "Have You Heard? (Part 1)" (Mike Pinder) (from On the Threshold of a Dream) – 1:23
  7. "The Voyage" (Pinder) (from On the Threshold of a Dream) – 4:08
  8. "Have You Heard? (Part 2)" (Pinder) (from On the Threshold of a Dream) – 2:08

Side Three[edit]

  1. "Ride My See-Saw" (Lodge) (from In Search of the Lost Chord) – 3:32
  2. "Tuesday Afternoon" (Hayward) (from Days of Future Passed, 1967) – 4:04
  3. "And the Tide Rushes In" (Thomas) (from A Question of Balance) – 2:54
  4. "New Horizons" (Hayward) (from Seventh Sojourn) – 5:06
  5. "A Simple Game" (Pinder) (B-side to UK "Ride My See-Saw" single, 1968) – 3:18
  6. "Watching and Waiting" (Hayward, Thomas) (from 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) (from Seventh Sojourn) – 4:11
  2. "For My Lady" (Thomas) (from Seventh Sojourn) – 3:54
  3. "The Story in Your Eyes" (Hayward) (from Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, 1971) – 2:45
  4. "Melancholy Man" (Pinder) (from A Question of Balance) – 5:05
  5. "Nights in White Satin" (Hayward) (from Days of Future Passed) – 4:33
  6. "Late Lament" (Edge, Peter Knight) (from 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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