The Moody Blues
Denny Laine ♦ Justin Hayward 

Steal Your Heart Away / Loose Your Money (But Don't Loose Your Mind)
Parker (2:10) / Laine-Pinder ()
Decca F-11971 [UK], 9/64

Their first UK single
Go Now! / It's Easy Child
Banks-Bennett (3:00) / Laine-Pinder (2:00)
London 9726, 1/65 T20  #1 

From The Bottom Of My Heart (I Love You) / And My Baby's Gone
Laine-Pinder (3:20) / Laine-Pinder (2:15)
London 9764, 5/65 BB UK


Go Now: The Moody Blues #1
London PS-428
7/65 [UK: 7/65]
Back Cover

UK Cover

UK release Magnificent Moodies
UK Back Cover

Tracks added, dropped, you know SOP
Reissue Cover

Reissued in 1970 as In The Beginning...
Side One
I Go Crazy Brown 2:08
And My Baby's Gone Laine-Pinder 2:15
Go Now Banks-Bennett 3:10
It's Easy Child Bennett-Redd-Sandler 3:10
Can't Nobody Love You Mitchell 4:00
I Had A Dream Mann-Greenwich 2:50
Side Two
Let Me Go Laine-Pinder 3:08
I Don't Want To Go On Without You Berns-Wexler 2:45
True Story Laine-Pinder 1:40
It Ain't Necessarily So Gershwin 2:47
Bye Bye Bird Dixon-Williamson 2:50
From The Bottom Of My Heart Laine-Pinder 3:20
Ray Thomas-harmonica, flute, vocals
Denny Laine-guitars, vocals
Michael Pinder-keyboards, vocals
Clint Warwick-bass, vocals
Graeme Edge-drums, percussion
§Cover Photo-Nicholas Wright; UK Cover Design-Shirley Scott-James
Produced by: Denny Cordell, Alex Murray

Note: UK album title: The Magnificent Moodies

Ev'ry Day¹ / You Don't (All the Time)¹
Laine-Pinder (1:47) / Laine-Pinder (2:18)
London 9799, 11/65 UK

12/25/65-1/2/66: Fox Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
part of Murray The K's Christmas Show
Note: Moodies Mark II would first appear Clark University, 10/19/68

Stop!¹ / Bye Bye Bird
Laine-Pinder (2:05) / Dixon-Williamson (2:50)
London 9810, 1/66 BB

London Is Behind Me / Day Must Come
Hayward (2:00) / Hayward (1:55)
Red Bird RB 10-049, 2/66

extremely rare single
Boulevard de la Madeleine¹ / This Is My House (But Nobody Calls)¹
Laine-Pinder (2:53) / Laine-Pinder (2:35)
London 10005, 6/66


Denny Laine to solo act, then Ginger Baker's Air Force

John Lodge and Justin Hayward join to make "Moodies Mark II"

Fly Me High¹ / I Really Haven't Got The Time¹
Hayward (3:08) / Pinder (2:55)
London 20030, 5/67

Say You Don't Mind / Ask The People
Laine (3:09) / Laine (2:34)
Deram 45-7509, 7/67

Nights In White Satin³ / Cities¹
Redwave (3:06) / Hayward (2:20)
Deram 85023, 1/68 T20

Note wrong composer credit; charted #2 in Nov 72 reissue. Some issues have the 4:26 edit.

Days Of Future Passed
Deram DES-18012
3/68 BB [UK: 11/67] UK
Back Cover

Look For The Faces

Side One
The Day Begins Redwave-Knight 5:45
Dawn: Dawn Is A Feeling Pinder 3:50
The Morning: Another Morning Thomas 3:40
Lunch Break: Peak Hour Lodge 5:21
Side Two
The Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?) Hayward 8:25
Evening: The Sun Set: Twilight Time Pinder/Thomas 6:39
The Night: Nights In White Satin Hayward 7:41
Ray Thomas-flute, piano, vocals
Justin Hayward-guitars, sitar, vocals
Michael Pinder-keyboards, vocals
John Lodge-bass, vocals
Graeme Edge-drums, percussion
The London Festival Orchestra,
Peter Knight, conductor
§Cover Painting-David Anstey
Produced by: Dacre-Barclay, Tony Clarke

Note: Reached #3 (10/28/72) on Billboard Top 200 after October 72 reissue
(Evening) Time To Get Away (after Forever Afternoon) not indicated on initial releases
Pinder's recitations (Morning Glory in Dawn) and (Late Lament/Resolvement) in Night not indicated

Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)³ / Another Morning
Hayward (2:16) / Thomas (2:24)
Deram 85028, 6/68 BB


In Search Of The Lost Chord
Deram DES-18017
8/68 BB [UK: 7/68] T20
Back Cover

Inside Cover

Side One
Departure Edge :48
Ride My See-Saw Lodge 3:37
Dr Livingstone, I Presume Thomas 2:58
House Of Four Doors Lodge 4:11
Legend Of A Mind Thomas 6:40
House Of Four Doors (Part 2) Lodge 1:43
Side Two
Voices In The Sky Hayward 3:32
The Best Way To Travel Pinder 3:12
Visions Of Paradise Hayward-Thomas 4:15
The Actor Hayward 3:09
The Word Edge 1:35
Om Pinder 6:27
Ray Thomas-vocals, C flute, alto flute, soprano saxophone, oboe, French horn, tambourine
Justin Hayward-vocals, guitars, sitar, harpsichord, bass, percussion, Mellotron, piano
Mike Pinder-vocals, Mellotron, piano, harpsichord, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, cello, autoharp, tambura
John Lodge-vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, cello, snare drum, tambourine
Graeme Edge-vocals, drums, timpani, tambourine, piano, percussion, tabla
§Cover Painting-Phil Travers
Produced by: Tony Clarke

Note: The first of six covers by Phil Travers. Read (& see) more @ The Music Aficionado

Ride My See-Saw / Voices In The Sky
Lodge (3:37) / Hayward (3:32)
Deram 85033, 9/68 BB UK / UK

Voices was a separate single in the UK
Never Comes The Day³ / So Deep Within You
Hayward (2:42) / Pinder (3:00)
Deram 85044, 4/69 BB


On The Threshold Of A Dream
Deram DES-18025
5/69 T20 [UK: 4/69]  #1 
Full Cover

Inside Cover

Booklet Cover

Side One
In The Beginning Edge 2:08
Lovely To See You Hayward 2:35
Dear Diary Thomas 3:56
Send Me No Wine Lodge 2:20
To Share Our Love Lodge 2:54
So Deep Within You Pinder 3:07
Side Two
Never Comes The Day Hayward 4:43
Lazy Day Thomas 2:43
Are You Sitting Comfortably Hayward-Thomas 3:31
The Dream Edge :55
Have You Heard? (i) Pinder 1:23
The Voyage Pinder 4:07
Have You Heard? (ii) Pinder 2:38
Ray Thomas-vocals, harmonica, flute, tambourine, oboe, piccolo, EMS VCS 3
Justin Hayward-vocals, guitars, cello, mellotron (Never Comes The Day)
Michael Pinder-vocals, Mellotron, Hammond organ, piano, cello
John Lodge-vocals, bass guitar, cello, double bass
Graeme Edge-drums, percussion, vocals, EMS VCS 3
§Cover Painting-Phil Travers
Produced by: Tony Clarke

Note: Album came with 12-page booklet—Read it @ 45world

Isle of Wight Festival of Music(8/30/69)
A pretty good December 12, 1969 concert at Royal Albert Hall was released in 1977: Caught Live +5.
Caught Live +5

To Our Children’s Children’s Children
Threshold THS-1
12/69 T20 [UK: 11/69] T20
Full Cover

Inside Cover

Lyric Insert

Side One
Higher And Higher Edge 4:06
Eyes Of A Child I Lodge 3:24
Floating Thomas 3:02
Eyes Of A Child II Lodge 1:20
I Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Hundred Hayward 1:06
Beyond Edge 3:00
Out And In Pinder 3:44
Side Two
Gypsy Hayward 3:35
Eternity Road Thomas 4:17
Candle Of Life Lodge 4:19
Sun Is Still Shining Pinder 3:35
I Never Thought I'd Live To Be A Million Hayward :34
Watching And Waiting Hayward-Thomas 4:17
Ray Thomas-vocals, flute, tambourine, bass flute, oboe
Justin Hayward-vocals, guitars, sitar
Michael Pinder-vocals, Mellotron, piano, EMS VCS 3, Hammond organ, acoustic guitar, celesta, double bass
John Lodge-vocals, bass guitar, harp, acoustic guitar
Graeme Edge-drums, percussion
§Cover Painting-Phil Travers
Produced by: Tony Clarke

Note: Inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing. Hmmm, anything else about the moon landing around here ?? 
Apollo 15 took this album (and Dream) with them on their trip to Luna in May '71.

Question² / Candle Of Life³
Hayward (4:55) / Lodge (3:14)
Threshold 67004, 4/70 BB T20

Question does not have the orchestral overdubs at the beginning and is edited

A Question Of Balance
Threshold THS-3
8/70 T20 [UK: 8/70]  #1 
Full Cover

Inside Cover

Lyric Insert

Side One
Question Hayward 5:40
How Is It (We Are Here) Pinder 2:48
And The Tide Rushes In Thomas 2:57
Don't You Feel Small Edge 2:40
Tortoise And The Hare Lodge 3:23
Side Two
It's Up To You Hayward 3:11
Minstrel's Song Lodge 4:27
Dawning Is The Day Hayward 4:22
Melancholy Man Pinder 5:49
The Balance Edge-Thomas 3:33
Ray Thomas-vocals, flute, tambourine
Justin Hayward-vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin
Michael Pinder-vocals, Mellotron, Moog synthesizer, piano, harpsichord, maracas, acoustic guitar
John Lodge-vocals, bass
Graeme Edge-drums, percussion, whispering (Don't You Feel Small)
§Cover Painting-Phil Travers
Produced by: Tony Clarke


Isle of Wight Festival(8/30/70)
The Story In Your Eyes / Melancholy Man³
Hayward (3:05) / Pinder (5:09)
Threshold 67006, 7/71 BB


Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
Threshold THS-5
7/71 T20 [UK: 7/71]  #1 
Full Cover

Inside Cover

Inner Sleeve

Inner Sleeve

Side One
Procession Edge-Hayward-Lodge-Pinder-Thomas 4:40
The Story In Your Eyes Hayward 2:57
Our Guessing Game Thomas 3:34
Emily's Song Lodge 3:41
After You Came Edge 4:37
Side Two
One More Time To Live Lodge 5:41
Nice To Be Here Thomas 4:24
You Can Never Go Home Hayward 4:14
My Song Pinder 6:20
Ray Thomas-vocals, flute, tambourine, oboe, woodwinds, harmonica
Justin Hayward-vocals, guitars, sitar
Michael Pinder-vocals, Mellotron, harpsichord, Hammond organ, piano, celesta, Moog synthesizer
John Lodge-vocals, bass, cello
Graeme Edge-drums, percussion, electronic drums and vocals (Procession)
§Cover Painting-Phil Travers
Produced by: Tony Clarke



A Last Flight Of Fancy

The last studio album by The Moodies was also one of their best.


Seventh Sojourn
Threshold THS-7
11/72  1  [UK: 11/72] T20
Full Cover

Inside Cover

Sleeve with lyrics

Sleeve back

Side One
Lost In A Lost World Pinder 4:42
New Horizons Hayward 5:11
For My Lady Thomas 3:58
Isn't Life Strange Lodge 6:09
Side Two
You And Me Edge-Hayward 4:21
The Land Of Make-Believe Hayward 4:52
When You're A Free Man Pinder 6:06
I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) Lodge 4:18
Ray Thomas-vocals, flute, tambourine, saxophone, oboe
Justin Hayward-vocals, guitars
Mike Pinder-vocals, Chamberlin, piano, harmonium
John Lodge-vocals, bass, acoustic guitar
Graeme Edge-drums, percussion, vocals
§Cover Painting-Phil Travers
Produced by: Tony Clarke


Moodies went on hiatus after Sojourn. They returned with Octave in 1978.
Pinder quit during the recordings, replaced by Patrick Moraz.


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