Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Best Of The Moody Blues (1996)

A compilation of 17 hits from R&B band turned prog-rockers turned pop/rock group The Moody Blues spanning the years 1965 to 1988.  Bonus points for chronological disc sequencing.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: did not chart

Tracks:  (favorites marked with a ✔)
  • Go Now (1965): #10 Pop
  • Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon) (1967): #24 Pop ✔
  • Nights in White Satin (1967): #2 Pop, #37 AC
  • Ride My See-Saw (1968):  #61 Pop ✔
  • Voices in the Sky (1968)
  • Question (1970): #21 Pop ✔
  • The Story In Your Eyes (1971): #23 Pop
  • Isn't Life Strange (1972): #29 Pop
  • I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band) (1972):  #12 Pop
  • Blue Guitar (1975): #94 Pop
  • Steppin' In A Slide Zone (1978): #39 Pop
  • Forever Autumn (1978):  #47 Pop ✔
  • The Voice (1981):  #15 Pop, #1 Rock, #16 AC ✔ 
  • Gemini Dream (1981): #12 Pop, #36 Dance, #13 Rock ✔
  • Blue World (1983):  #62 Pop, #32 Rock
  • Your Wildest Dreams (1986): #9 Pop, #1 AC, #2 Rock ✔
  • I Know You're Out There Somewhere (1988): #30 Pop, #2 Rock
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: Forever Autumn is one of the best songs on the disc and is actually a Justin Hayward single. It reminds me of a trip my father and I took to watch the Cowboys play the Vikings in the very first non-Thanksgiving Thursday night NFL football game on October 26, 1978. The Vikings beat the Cowboys 21-10, but the bigger news is that I got to miss two days of school.

Previously revisited for the blog:
Long Distance Voyager (1981)

1 comment:

  1. This is a great single disc anthlogy of their career, showcasing the evolution of the Moody Blues sound. I am completely biased towards 1981's Long Distance Voyager but this could be a nice introduction for a newb as none of their other albums really stand out. And their post 1981 work is better left unheard and undiscussed.