The Moody Blues – In Search Of The Lost Chord (1968)

Artist Credit
Joe Black Project Coordinator
Paschal Byrne Remastering
Tony Clarke Liner Notes, Producer
Fraeme Edge Drums, Piano, Tabla, Tambourine, Timpani
Graeme Edge Composer, Drums, Member of Attributed Artist, Percussion, Piano, Tabla, Tambourine, Timbales, Timpani
Steven Fallone Digital Remastering, Remastering
Justin Hayward Bass, Composer, Guitar, Guitar (12 String), Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Bass), Guitar (Electric), Harpsichord, Mellotron, Member of Attributed Artist, Percussion, Piano, Remastering, Sitar, Tabla, Vocals
John Lodge Bass, Cello, Composer, Drums, Drums (Snare), Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Bass), Member of Attributed Artist, Percussion, Tambourine, Vocals
Adrian Martins Assistant Engineer
The Moody Blues Primary Artist
Alberto Parodi Remastering
Michael Pinder Autoharp, Bass, Cello, Composer, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Bass), Harpsichord, Keyboards, Mellotron, Piano, Vocals
Mike Pinder Composer, Member of Attributed Artist
John Reed Interviewer, Liner Notes, Sleeve Notes
Phil Smee Package Design
Ray Thomas Bass, Composer, Drums, Flute, Flute (Alto), Member of Attributed Artist, Sax (Soprano), Vocals
Phil Travers Artwork, Cover Art, Cover Painting, Illustrations
Derek Varnals Engineer

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.

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