Progrography

The Moody Blues
Now this is my kind of blues. The Moodies captured the imagination (and adulation) of music fans around the world with the landmark Days of Future Passed, one of the earliest "classical rock" records. From 1967 through 1974, the Moodies sold millions of records and topped the UK charts with releases like On The Threshold of a Dream and A Question of Balance. Their music from this period was ambitious and pastoral and philosophical, featuring songwriting contributions from all five members. On any given album, you might find a poem from Graeme Edge, a sea chanty from Ray Thomas, a hit single from Justin Hayward, a stirring ballad from John Lodge and something tasty from Mike Pinder. The band went on hiatus in the mid Seventies (as with Yes, members took advantage of the break to release solo records) and returned to recording with 1978's Octave. The Moodies enjoyed a resurgence in the '80s, by which time they sounded as much like ELO as their earlier selves. While their work in the '90s has received less attention, the group (now a trio of Edge, Hayward and Lodge) continues to delight fans with frequent concerts and new releases. NOTE: The new Progrography site has more Moodies stuff, including a more up-to-date discography.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1964 August Lose Your Money
1964 November Go Now!
1965 February I Don't Want To Go On Without You
1965 May From The Bottom Of My Heart
1965 July THE MAGNIFICENT MOODIES
1965 July GO NOW
1965 October Everyday
1966 March Stop!
1966 October Boulevard de la Madeleine
1967 January Life's Not Life
1967 May Fly Me High
1967 August Love And Beauty
1967 November Nights In White Satin
1967 November DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED
1968 July Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)
1968 July Voices In The Sky
1968 July 26 IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD
1968 October Ride My See-Saw
1969 April Never Comes The Day
1969 April ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM
1969 October Watching And Waiting
1969 November TO OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN'S CHILDREN
1970 April Question
1970 August A QUESTION OF BALANCE
1971 July 23 EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR
1971 August The Story In Your Eyes
1971 IN THE BEGINNING
1972 April Isn't Life Strange
1972 November SEVENTH SOJOURN
1972 December I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)
1974 November THIS IS THE MOODY BLUES
1976 A DREAM
1977 April CAUGHT LIVE + 5
1978 June OCTAVE
1978 July Steppin' In A Slide Zone
1978 October Driftwood
1978 Had To Fall In Love
1979 October OUT OF THIS WORLD
1979 THE MOODY BLUES STORY
1981 May LONG DISTANCE VOYAGER
1981 May Gemini Dream
1981 July The Voice
1981 November Talking Out Of Turn
1983 August Blue World
1983 August Sitting At The Wheel
1983 August 23 THE PRESENT
1984 February Under My Feet
1984 November The Voice
1984 November 22 VOICES IN THE SKY
1985 September THE MOODY BLUES COLLECTION
1986 March Your Wildest Dreams
1986 May THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE
1986 August The Other Side of Life
1987 October 26 PRELUDE
1987 SUPERSTAR CONCERT SERIES (March 2 1987)
1988 May I Know You're Out There Somewhere
1988 June 6 SUR LA MER
1988 December No More Lies
1988 Here Comes The Weekend
1989 November 21 THE STORY OF THE MOODY BLUES... LEGEND OF A BAND
1991 June Say It With Love
1991 June 25 KEYS OF THE KINGDOM
1993 March 9 A NIGHT AT RED ROCKS WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
1994 September? TIME TRAVELLER
1997 January 28 THE VERY BEST OF THE MOODY BLUES
1998 October 20 ANTHOLOGY
1999 August 17 STRANGE TIMES
2000 March 7 THE BEST OF THE MOODY BLUES - THE MILLENIUM COLLECTION
2000 August 8 LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL 2000
2000 October 26 THE SINGLES+
2001 April 24 JOURNEY INTO AMAZING CAVES
2001 August 13 THE COLLECTION
2002 August 7 JOURNEY THROUGH TIME
2003 January 14 SAY IT WITH LOVE
2003 November 24 DECEMBER
2004 May 13 HISTORY
2005 March 1 GOLD
2007 February 27 COLLECTED
2007 April 17 LIVE AT THE BBC 1967-1970
2008 August 26 LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL

SEE ALSO...
GRAEME EDGE BAND discography
JUSTIN HAYWARD discography
JOHN LODGE discography
PATRICK MORAZ discography
MICHAEL PINDER discography
RAY THOMAS discography
Yvonne Bouten's Moodies television clips

 

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