Time Traveller (album)

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Time Traveller
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Box set by The Moody Blues
Released 27 September 1994 (5-Disc version)
11 March 1996 (4-disc version)
Recorded 30 March 1967 – 25 June 1991
Genre Rock
Length 307:42
Label Polydor
PolyGram
Producer Various
The Moody Blues chronology
A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
(1993)
Time Traveller
(1994)
The Best of the Moody Blues
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 4.5/5 stars

Time Traveller is a five-disc compilation album by The Moody Blues. The set is presented in strict chronological order, beginning with the 1966 addition of Justin Hayward and John Lodge (omitting the earlier Denny Laine and Clint Warwick-led R&B period), shortly before the release of Days of Future Passed, and continuing through 1993's A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. The set includes several previously unreleased or rare tracks, songs from the Hayward/Lodge album Blue Jays, and a solo track ("Forever Autumn") by Hayward.

The bonus fifth disc contains a contribution to the FIFA album Soccer Rocks the Globe otherwise unavailable on a Moody Blues album, plus eight live recordings that were cut from the original 1993 release of A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra but later included in the 2003 2-CD deluxe re-release of A Night at Red Rocks.

The fifth disc was omitted from the 1996 and later re-releases of Time Traveller, thus this version of the set ends with the Keys of the Kingdom sessions.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Justin Hayward and performed by The Moody Blues unless noted.

Disc One[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Fly Me High"     Non-album single, 1967 2:53
2. "Love and Beauty"   Mike Pinder Non-album single 2:23
3. "Cities"     "Nights in White Satin" B-side, 1967 2:21
4. "Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)"     Days of Future Passed, 1967 4:47
5. "The Night: Nights in White Satin/Late Lament"   Hayward, Graeme Edge, Peter Knight Days of Future Passed 7:40
6. "Ride My See-Saw"   John Lodge In Search of the Lost Chord, 1968 4:22
7. "Legend of a Mind"   Ray Thomas In Search of the Lost Chord 6:35
8. "House of Four Doors (Parts 1 & 2)" (Combined from two separate tracks on the original album) Lodge In Search of the Lost Chord 6:00
9. "Voices in the Sky"     In Search of the Lost Chord 3:29
10. "The Best Way to Travel"   Pinder In Search of the Lost Chord 3:13
11. "The Actor"     In Search of the Lost Chord 4:39
12. "In the Beginning"   Edge On the Threshold of a Dream, 1969 2:07
13. "Lovely to See You"     On the Threshold of a Dream 2:34
14. "Dear Diary"   Thomas On the Threshold of a Dream 3:56
15. "Never Comes the Day"     On the Threshold of a Dream 4:40
16. "Are You Sitting Comfortably?"   Hayward, Thomas On the Threshold of a Dream 3:29
17. "The Dream"   Edge On the Threshold of a Dream 0:53
18. "Have You Heard (Part 1)"   Pinder On the Threshold of a Dream 1:23
19. "The Voyage"   Pinder On the Threshold of a Dream 4:08
20. "Have You Heard (Part 2)"   Pinder On the Threshold of a Dream 2:38

Disc Two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Higher and Higher"   Edge To Our Children's Children's Children, 1969 3:58
2. "Gypsy (Of a Strange and Distant Time)"     To Our Children's Children's Children 3:31
3. "Eyes of a Child"   Lodge To Our Children's Children's Children 3:11
4. "I Never Thought I'd Live to be a Hundred"     To Our Children's Children's Children 1:05
5. "Beyond"   Edge To Our Children's Children's Children 2:58
6. "Out and In"   Pinder, Lodge To Our Children's Children's Children 3:41
7. "Candle of Life"   Lodge To Our Children's Children's Children 4:12
8. "I Never Thought I'd Live to be a Million"     To Our Children's Children's Children 0:33
9. "Watching and Waiting"   Hayward, Thomas To Our Children's Children's Children 4:14
10. "Question"     A Question of Balance, 1970 5:39
11. "Don't You Feel Small"   Edge A Question of Balance 2:35
12. "It's Up to You"     A Question of Balance 3:11
13. "Minstrel's Song"   Lodge A Question of Balance 4:24
14. "Dawning Is the Day"     A Question of Balance 4:24
15. "Melancholy Man"   Pinder A Question of Balance 5:44
16. "Procession"   Hayward, Lodge, Edge, Thomas, Pinder Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, 1971 4:41
17. "The Story in Your Eyes"     Every Good Boy Deserves Favour 2:52
18. "One More Time to Live"   Lodge Every Good Boy Deserves Favour 5:39
19. "You Can Never Go Home"     Every Good Boy Deserves Favour 4:14
20. "My Song"   Pinder Every Good Boy Deserves Favour 6:18

Disc Three[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Lost in a Lost World"   Pinder Seventh Sojourn, 1972 4:41
2. "New Horizons"     Seventh Sojourn 5:10
3. "For My Lady"   Thomas Seventh Sojourn 3:57
4. "Isn't Life Strange"   Lodge Seventh Sojourn 6:08
5. "You and Me"   Hayward, Edge Seventh Sojourn 4:19
6. "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)"   Lodge Seventh Sojourn 4:17
7. "This Morning" (by Justin Hayward & John Lodge)   Blue Jays, 1975 5:55
8. "Remember Me (My Friend)" (by Justin Hayward & John Lodge) Hayward, Lodge Blue Jays 5:27
9. "My Brother" (by Justin Hayward & John Lodge)   Blue Jays 3:27
10. "Saved by the Music" (by Justin Hayward & John Lodge)   Blue Jays 6:08
11. "I Dreamed Last Night" (by Justin Hayward & John Lodge)   Blue Jays 4:26
12. "When You Wake Up" (by Justin Hayward & John Lodge)   Blue Jays 5:19
13. "Blue Guitar" (by Justin Hayward & John Lodge with 10cc (though Lodge doesn't perform on the track))   Non-album single, 1975 3:39
14. "Steppin' in a Slide Zone"   Lodge Octave, 1978 5:28
15. "Driftwood"     Octave 4:25
16. "The Day We Meet Again"     Octave 6:18

Disc Four[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Forever Autumn" (Edited version) (by Justin Hayward and Richard Burton) Jeff Wayne, Paul Vigrass, Gary Osborne Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, 1978 4:31
2. "The Voice"     Long Distance Voyager, 1981 5:16
3. "Talking Out of Turn"   Lodge Long Distance Voyager 7:16
4. "Gemini Dream"   Hayward, Lodge Long Distance Voyager 4:05
5. "Blue World"     The Present, 1983 5:10
6. "Sitting at the Wheel"   Lodge The Present 5:37
7. "Running Water"     The Present 3:21
8. "Your Wildest Dreams"     The Other Side of Life, 1986 4:50
9. "The Other Side of Life"     The Other Side of Life 6:50
10. "I Know You're Out There Somewhere"     Sur la Mer, 1988 6:37
11. "No More Lies"     Sur la Mer 5:14
12. "Say It with Love"     Keys of the Kingdom, 1991 3:55
13. "Bless the Wings (That Bring You Back)"     Keys of the Kingdom 5:09
14. "Lean on Me (Tonight)"   Lodge Keys of the Kingdom 4:57
15. "Highway"     Keys of the Kingdom sessions, 1990/1991; previously unreleased 4:35

Disc Five[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "This Is the Moment"   Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse Soccer Rocks the Globe, 1994 4:39
2. "The Story in Your Eyes"     Previously unreleased, 1994; later appeared on A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, 1993 3:43
3. "Voices in the Sky"     Previously unreleased; later appeared on A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra 4:02
4. "New Horizons"     Previously unreleased; later appeared on A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra 5:58
5. "Emily's Song"   Lodge Previously unreleased; later appeared on A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra 4:31
6. "Bless the Wings (That Bring You Back)"     Previously unreleased; later appeared on A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra 4:16
7. "Say It with Love"     Previously unreleased; later appeared on A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra 4:52
8. "Legend of a Mind"   Thomas Previously unreleased; later appeared on A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra 9:01
9. "Gemini Dream"   Hayward, Lodge Previously unreleased; later appeared on A Night at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra 4:27

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