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The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord (50th Anniversary LP) (1968/2018) [Vinyl-Rip]

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The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord (50th Anniversary LP) (1968/2018) [Vinyl-Rip]

The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord (50th Anniversary LP) (1968/2018)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) - 242 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 97 Mb | Artwork - 92 Mb | 00:42:13
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Deram Records, Universal Music

50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Moody Blues third album featuring the original stereo mix on 180-gram vinyl.

In Search of the Lost Chord is a concept album around a broad theme of quest and discovery, including world exploration (Dr. Livingstone, I Presume), music and philosophy through the ages (House of Four Doors), lost love (The Actor), spiritual development (Voices in the Sky), knowledge in a changing world (Ride My See-Saw), higher consciousness (Legend of a Mind), imagination (The Best Way to Travel), and space exploration (Departure). Space exploration would go on to become the theme of the Moodies' 1969 album To Our Children's Children's Children, inspired by and dedicated to the Apollo 11 mission. The mysterious "lost chord" of the title is revealed to be the mantra "Om" (in the last stanza of Graeme Edge's poem "The Word").

After using the London Festival Orchestra on Days of Future Passed, the Moody Blues played all instruments themselves - approximately 33 - on In Search of the Lost Chord. Indian instruments such as the sitar (played by guitarist Justin Hayward) and the tambura (played by keyboardist Mike Pinder) made audio appearances on several tracks (notably "Departure," "Visions of Paradise," and "Om"). Other unconventional (for the Moody Blues) instruments were also used, notably the oboe (played by percussionist/flute player Ray Thomas) and the cello (played by bassist John Lodge, who tuned it as a bass guitar). The mellotron, played by Pinder, produced many string and horn embellishments.

Sessions for the album commenced in January 1968 with the recording of Thomas's "Legend of a Mind". The song's title does not appear in the lyrics, which are about LSD advocate Timothy Leary.

Having already experimented with spoken word interludes on "Morning Glory" and "Late Lament" on Days of Future Passed, the Moody Blues tried the practice again on In Search of the Lost Chord, on the Graeme Edge-penned pieces "Departure" and "The Word." The latter was recited by Pinder, who was the primary reciter of Edge's poems on this and other Moody Blues albums. "Departure", which escalates from mumbling to hysterical laughter, is a rare example of Edge doing his own recitation.

In Search of the Lost Chord peaked at #23 on the United States album charts upon release in July 1968. In the United Kingdom, the album reached #5. Neither of the two singles from the album, "Ride My See-Saw" and "Voices in the Sky," charted in the top 40 on the Billboard charts, although the latter reached #27 on the UK singles chart.

AllMusic Review by Bruce Eder
In Search of the Lost Chord is the album on which the Moody Blues discovered drugs and mysticism as a basis for songwriting and came up with a compelling psychedelic creation, filled with songs about Timothy Leary and the astral plane and other psychedelic-era concerns. They dumped the orchestra this time out in favor of Mike Pinder's Mellotron, which was a more than adequate substitute, and the rest of the band joined in with flutes, sitar, tablas, and cellos, the playing of which was mostly learned on the spot. The whole album was one big experiment to see how far the group could go with any instruments they could find, thus making this album a rather close cousin to the Beatles' records of the same era.
A1 – Departure
A2 – Ride My See-Saw
A3 – Dr. Livingstone, I Presume
A4 – House Of Four Doors
A5 – Legend Of A Mind
A6 – House Of Four Doors (Part Two)
B1 – Voices In The Sky
B2 – The Best Way To Travel
B3 – Visions Of Paradise
B4 – The Actor
B5 – The Word
B6 – Om




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Analyzed: The Moody Blues / In Search Of The Lost Chord (50th Anniversary LP)

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR10 -3.27 dB -19.04 dB 0:45 01-Departure
DR10 -2.19 dB -13.16 dB 3:39 02-Ride My See-Saw
DR11 -1.63 dB -16.11 dB 2:59 03-Dr. Livingstone, I Presume
DR11 -1.59 dB -16.36 dB 4:13 04-House Of Four Doors (Part 1)
DR10 -0.32 dB -14.07 dB 6:37 05-Legend Of A Mind
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DR11 -1.62 dB -15.89 dB 3:33 07-Voices In The Sky
DR11 -2.07 dB -16.12 dB 3:11 08-The Best Way To Travel
DR10 -3.31 dB -14.83 dB 4:15 09-Visions Of Paradise
DR10 -2.64 dB -14.55 dB 4:39 10-The Actor
DR14 -7.69 dB -26.56 dB 0:49 11-The Word
DR10 -2.71 dB -16.82 dB 5:46 12-Om

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 736 kbps
Codec: FLAC

The Moody Blues - In Search of the Lost Chord (1968)
Universal ‎– 672 263-2 ~ 50th Anniversary LP
Album Cut At Abbey Road Studios
Pressed in Czech Republic
24-bit / 96kHz Vinyl Rip by Dr. Robert ~ AT33PTG/II
November 2018

Vinyl condition: New Sealed

Side 1: 6722632-A 167121E1/A
Side 2: 6722632-B 167121E2/A

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Audioquest G-Snake LGC interconnects (TT to Preamp)
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Toshiba E55 Windows 10 laptop for recording sides
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No music was harmed in the making of this vinyl rip.
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Thanks to the Original ripper Dr. Robert !