The Moody Blues – 1981 – Long Distance Voyager (2014 Japanese SHM-SACD) [FLAC@88.2khz24bit]

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The Moody Blues – 1981 – Long Distance Voyager

(2014 Japanese SHM-SACD) [FLAC@88.2khz24bit]

The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues in 1970

Wikipedia:
The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive rock. It has been described as a “landmark” and “one of the first successful concept albums”. They became known internationally with singles including “Go Now”, “Nights in White Satin”, “Tuesday Afternoon” and “Question”. They have been awarded 18 platinum and gold discs. Their album sales total 70 million.

Long Distance Voyager (2014 Japanese SHM-SACD)

Artist: The Moody Blues
Title: Long Distance Voyager
Format: SACD, Hybrid, Album, Stereo, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, SHM
Producer: Pip Williams
Release Date: May 15, 1981, (Japanese SHM-SACD March 26, 2014)
Recorded: 19 February 1980 – 14 April 1981 at Threshold Studios and RAK Studios
Label: Threshold Records, Universal Records Japan
Catalog: UIGY-9549
Bar Code: 4 988005 811806
ASIN: B00HUD6310
Genre: Rock, Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Symphonic Rock
Duration: 46:32

Wikipedia:
Long Distance Voyager is the tenth album by The Moody Blues, first released in May 1981 on the group’s Threshold record label. It was the group’s first album featuring keyboardist Patrick Moraz (in his past he worked with bands such as Refugee and Yes) in place of co-founder Mike Pinder, who left after Octave in 1978. Upon release in 1981, Long Distance Voyager became the Moody Blues’ second American number one album, and was also the source of the Top 20 singles “Gemini Dream” (#12) and “The Voice” (#15). It also continued their winning streak in their native United Kingdom, reaching #7 there.
Long Distance Voyager is the tenth album by The Moody Blues, first released in May 1981[1] on the group’s Threshold record label. It was the group’s first album featuring keyboardist Patrick Moraz (in his past he worked with bands such as Refugee and Yes) in place of co-founder Mike Pinder, who left after Octave in 1978. Upon release in 1981, Long Distance Voyager became the Moody Blues’ second American number one album, and was also the source of the Top 20 singles “Gemini Dream” (#12) and “The Voice” (#15). It also continued their winning streak in their native United Kingdom, reaching #7 there.

AllMusic Review by Dave Connolly:
Progressive rock bands stumbled into the ’80s, some with the crutch of commercial concessions under one arm, which makes the Moody Blues’ elegant entrance via Long Distance Voyager all the more impressive. Ironically enough, this was also the only album that the group ever got to record at their custom-designed Threshold Studio, given to them by Decca Records head Sir Edward Lewis in the early ’70s and built to their specifications, but completed while they were on hiatus and never used by the band until Long Distance Voyager (the preceding album, Octave, having been recorded in California to accommodate Mike Pinder), before it was destroyed in the wake of Decca’s sale to Polygram. In that connection, it was their best sounding album to date, and in just about every way is a happier listening experience than Octave was, much as it appears to have been a happier recording experience. While they may steal a page or two from the Electric Light Orchestra’s recent playbook, the Moodies are careful to play their game: dreamy, intelligent songs at once sophisticated and simple. Many of these songs rank with the band’s best: “The Voice” is a sweeping and majestic call to adventure, while the closing trio from Ray Thomas (“Painted Smile,” “Reflective Smile,” and “Veteran Cosmic Rocker”) forms a skillfully wrought, if sometimes scathing, self-portrait. In between are winning numbers from John Lodge (“Talking Out of Turn,” the pink-hued “Nervous”) and Graeme Edge (“22,000 Days”), who tries his hand successfully in some philosophizing worthy of ex-member Mike Pinder. Apart from the opening track, Justin Hayward furnishes a pair of romantic ballads, the languid “In My World” (which benefits greatly from a beautiful chorus heavily featuring Ray Thomas’ voice), which distantly recalls his Seventh Sojourn classic “New Horizons,” and the more pop-oriented, beat-driven romantic ballad “Meanwhile.” In typical Moodies fashion, these songs provide different perspectives of the same shared lives and observations. “Gemini Dream,” which was a big hit in the U.S., does sound dated in today’s post-Xanadu landscape, but never does the band lose the courage of their convictions. Although the title and the cover art reference the then-recent Voyager space probe, only half of the songs have a “voyager” connection if you apply it to touring on the road; apologetic love songs consume the other half. Still, not everything has to be a concept album, especially when the songs go down this smooth. This album should make anybody’s short list of Moodies goodies. And, yes, that’s Patrick Moraz who makes his debut here in place of original member Mike Pinder.

01. The Voice – 5:18
02. Talking Out Of Turn – 7:20
03. Gemini Dream – 4:11
04. In My World – 7:22
05. Meanwhile – 4:08
06. 22,000 Days – 5:27
07. Nervous – 5:46
08. Painted Smile – 3:18
09. Reflective Smile – 0:38
10. Veteran Cosmic Rocker – 3:14

Personnel:

Justin Hayward – vocals, guitars
John Lodge – vocals, bass
Ray Thomas – vocals, flutes, harmonicas
Graeme Edge – drums
Patrick Moraz – keyboards

Additional Personnel:

B.J. Cole – pedal steel guitar on “In My World”
Pip Williams – string arrangements
The New World Philharmonic – string section

Note:
This is not my rip
My thanks to the original uploader

♪♬♫ ENJOY! ♪♬♫

 

01. The Voice.flac
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02. Talking Out Of Turn.flac
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03. Gemini Dream.flac
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04. In My World.flac
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05. Meanwhile.flac
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06. 22,000 Days.flac
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07. Nervous.flac
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08. Painted Smile.flac
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09. Reflective Smile.flac
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10. Veteran Cosmic Rocker.flac
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