It is hard to believe this is 50 years old today….. yeah we do say that quite …
Written by megarock on July 26, 2018
It is hard to believe this is 50 years old today….. yeah we do say that quite often….
The Moody Blues released their 3rd album, “In Search of the Lost Chord” on this day in 1968.
Mike Pinder has said that the title was inspired by Jimmy Durante’s humorous song, “I’m the Guy that Found the Lost Chord,” itself a reference to The Lost Chord by Sir Arthur Sullivan.
On this LP, the band members played all instruments themselves – approximately 33 different ones. Indian instruments such as the sitar (played by guitarist Justin Hayward), the tambura (played by keyboardist Mike Pinder) and the tabla (played by drummer and percussionist Graeme Edge) made audio appearances on several tracks (notably “Departure”, “Visions of Paradise” and “Om”). Other unconventional instruments were also used, notably the oboe (played by percussionist/flute player Ray Thomas) and the cello (played by bassist John Lodge, who tuned it as a bass guitar). The mellotron, played by Pinder, produced many string and horn embellishments.
Happy 50th Birthday to “In Search of the Lost Chord”!!
When’s the last time you listened to the Moodies? Or should that be the Moodys?