|Format: CD / Cat No: ECLEC22473 / Released: 15/12/2014
Track Listing: CD 1: Remastered Album with 15 bonus tracks: 01. I’ll Go Crazy / 02. Something You Got / 03. Go Now / 04. Can’t Nobody Love You / 05. I Don’t Mind / 06. I’ve Got A Dream / 07. Let Me Go / 08. Stop / 09. Thank You Baby / 10. It Ain’t Necessarily So / 11. True Story / 12. Bye Bye Bird / Bonus tracks: 13. Lose Your Money (But Don’t Lose Your Mind) / 14. Steal Your Heart Away / 15. Go Now! (1st version - Previously Unreleased) / 16. It’s Easy Child / 17. I Don’t Want To Go On Without You / 18. Time Is On My Side / 19. From The Bottom Of My Heart (I Love You) / 20. And My Baby’s Gone / 21. Everyday / 22. You Don’t (All The Time) / 23. Boulevard De Madeleine / 24. This Is My House (But Nobody Calls) / 25. People Gotta Go / 26. Life’s Not Life / 27. He Can Win / CD 2: 28 Previously Unreleased Sessions 1964 - 1966: July 1964 Olympic Studios Sessions: 01. Go Now! (2nd version) / 02. Lose Your Money (But Don’t Lose Your Mind) (early version) / 03. Steal Your Heart Away (1st version) / 04. I’ll Go Crazy (1st version) / 05. You Better Move On / 06. Can’t Nobody Love You (1st version) / 07. 23rd Psalm / The 1965 BBC Radio Sessions: “Saturday Club” Session - BBC Light Programme - Recorded 12th April 1965: 08. Go Now / 09. I Don’t Want To Go On Without You / 10. I’ll Go Crazy / “Saturday Club” Session - BBC Light Programme - Recorded 3rd May 1965: 11. From The Bottom Of My Heart (I Love You) / 12. Jump Back / “Saturday Club” Session - BBC Light Programme - Recorded 1st June 1965: 13. I’ve Got A Dream / 14. And My Baby’s Gone / “Saturday Club” Session - BBC Light Programme - Recorded 21st September 1965: 15. It’s Easy Child / 16. Stop / 17. Everyday / “Saturday Club” Session - BBC Light Programme – Recorded 9th November 1965: 18. You Don’t (All The Time) / 19. I Want You To Know / The 1966 Denny Cordell Sessions: 20. Sad Song / 21. This Is My House But Nobody Calls (1st version) / 22. How Can We Hang On To A Dream (1st version) / 23. How Can We Hang On To A Dream (Remake) / 24. Jago & Jilly / 25. We’re Broken / 26. I Really Haven’t Got The Time / 27. Red Wine / 28. This Is My House But Nobody Calls (Stereo Mix)
More information: 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 Summer of 1966 with producer Denny Cordell for a proposed but unreleased second album (all newly mixed from the original four-track master tapes).
The Deluxe Double Disc Set set is packaged in a clamshell box, with a lavishly illustrated booklet (with previously unseen photographs, 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.