The Moody Blues - This Is The Moody Blues (1974) Threshold Records/THS-12 - US 1st Pressing - 2LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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The Moody Blues - This Is The Moody Blues (1974) Threshold Records/THS-12 - US 1st Pressing - 2LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Moody Blues - This Is The Moody Blues
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Mastered At Sterling Sound By Bill Kipper
Label: Threshold Records/2 THS 12/13 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock


A1 Question 5:39
A2 The Actor 4:11
A3 The Word (Poem) 0:51
A4 Eyes Of A Child 2:34
A5 Dear Diary 3:47
A6 Legend Of A Mind 6:37

B1 In The Beginning 2:06
B2 Lovely To See You 2:35
B3 Never Comes The Day 4:39
B4 Isn’t Life Strange 6:32
B5 The Dream (Poem) 0:52
B6 Have You Heard? (Part One) 1:23
B7 The Voyage 4:08
B8 Have You Heard? (Part Two) 2:08

C1 Ride My See Saw 3:32
C2 Tuesday Afternoon 4:04
C3 And The Tide Rushes In 2:54
C4 New Horizons 5:06
C5 A Simple Game 3:18
C6 Watching And Waiting 4:21

D1 I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) 4:11
D2 For My Lady 3:54
D3 The Story In Your Eyes 2:45
D4 Melancholy Man 5:05
D5 Nights In White Satin 4:33
D6 Late Lament 2:33


Companies, etc.
Distributed By – London Records Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Threshold Records Ltd.
Copyright © – Threshold Records Ltd.
Mastered At – Masterdisk
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Pressed By – PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
Credits
Engineer [Assistant] – Adrian Martins, David Baker
Engineer [Recording] – Derek Varnals
Mastered By – BK*
Producer – Tony Clarke
Notes
The tracks are sequenced together.
Gatefold cover.

Catalog number 2 THS 12/13 appears on the sleeve, catalog number THS-12 appears on the labels

℗ © 1974 Threshold Records Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): XZAL 13343
Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): XZAL 13344
Matrix / Runout (Label Side C): XZAL 13345
Matrix / Runout (Label Side D): XZAL 13346
Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A [The W after PRC is scratched out]): XZAL 13343 2-THS-12-A 1-1-1-1 PRCW BK
Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B): THS 12, ZAL-13344-5-2-B-1-111 PRC
Matrix / Runout (Etched Side C [The W after PRC is scratched out]): XZAL 13345 2-THS-12-C 1-1-11 PRCW BK
Matrix / Runout (Etched Side D): XZAL 13346-2-1-1 MCM
Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A & C): MASTERDISK
Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side B): STERLING


The Moody Blues - This Is The Moody Blues (1974) Threshold Records/THS-12 - US 1st Pressing - 2LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Moody Blues - This Is The Moody Blues (1974) Threshold Records/THS-12 - US 1st Pressing - 2LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Moody Blues - This Is The Moody Blues (1974) Threshold Records/THS-12 - US 1st Pressing - 2LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz



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“Lovely to see you again”
An excellent compilation covering the period from “Days of future passed” up to and including “Seventh Sojourn”. This was the Moody Blues most creative and productive period, and the tracks selected here arguably represent the best of those albums.

The tracks have been ordered in such a way as to create the right balance, and are thus not presented chronologically. Clearly, considerable thought has gone into this, with tracks such as “Melancholy man” flowing seamlessly into “Nights in white satin”, and “Isn’t life strange” moving into “The dream” and the wonderful “Have you heard” suite. The trademark segues which feature on the early Moody Blues albums have once again been used here, adding to the delightful flow of the album.

With the focus being almost exclusively on the “Magnificent seven” albums, the only comparatively rare track is “A simple game”. This excellent song became a major chart hit for Motown group The Four Tops. As with any compilation, there are omitted tracks which fans will feel should be there, but the selections chosen are indeed worthy.

The “Time traveller” 4 CD collection is the better option if cash is no object, but for a budget priced 90 minute introduction to the band during their heyday, “This is the Moody Blues” is ideal.
Review by Easy Livin, progarchives.com
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