The Magnificent Moodies 2CD Remastered
- Order number: 25596
- Band/Artist: MOODY BLUES
- Format: CD
- Genre: PROGRESSIVE
- Erscheinungsdatum: 02.03.2018
OFFICIAL DELUXE 2 CD EDITION OF THE MOODY BLUES’ DEBUT ALBUM ORIGINALLY ISSUED AS A 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION ? REMASTERED FROM THE FIRST GENERATION MASTER TAPES FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH 43 BONUS TRACKS – 29 THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ? INCLUDES A POSTER, THREE POSTCARDS, A LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH A PLETHORA OF PHOTOS & AN ESSAY BY MARK POWELL
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the debut album by The Moody Blues, “The Magnificent Moodies”.
Now associated as being pioneers of progressive orchestral rock, the Moody Blues had another life between 1964 – 1966, as one of Britain’s finest Rhythm and Blues influenced acts. With a line-up of DENNY LAINE (Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica), RAY THOMAS (Vocals, Harmonica, Flute), MIKE PINDER (Keyboards, Vocals), CLINT WARWICK (Bass, Vocals) and GRAEME EDGE (Drums), the band signed to a London based management company who leased recordings to Decca Records. Their second single, a cover version of Bessie Banks’ ‘Go Now!’ was a huge chart success across the world. Their debut album, “The Magnificent Moodies” was released in1965 to great acclaim and tours with The Beatles eventually led them to become part of Brian Epstein’s management stable. The band continued to record a series of singles, enjoying further chart hits in the UK and Europe, before Clint Warwick departed to be replaced by ROD CLARKE and then finally dissolving in the Autumn of 1966 and reinventing themselves stylistically with a new line-up including JUSTIN HAYWARD and JOHN LODGE. This official 50th anniversary Deluxe edition includes the original album, re-mastered from the first generation master tapes, along with all the singles the band recorded between 1964 and 1966. Notably this collection includes 29 previously unreleased bonus tracks, including the band’s entire July 1964 sessions at Olympic Studios in London produced by ALEX MURRAY, all surviving BBC radio sessions recorded in 1965 and nine tracks recorded in the Summ er of 1966 with producer Denny Cordell for a proposed but unreleased second album (all newly mixed from the original four-track master tapes). The set is packaged in a clamshell box, with a lavishly illustrated booklet (with previously unseen photographs designed by Phil Smee) and essay written by Mark Powell, three rare promotional postcards and a poster. This edition of “The Magnificent Moodies” is the definitive statement on the formative years of one of Britain’s greatest bands.