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OFFICIAL DELUXE 2 CD EDITION OF THE MOODY BLUES’ DEBUT ALBUM ORIGINALLY ISSUED AS A 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

REMASTERED FROM THE FIRST GENERATION MASTER TAPES FOR THE FIRST TIME

WITH 43 BONUS TRACKS – 29 THAT WERE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

INCLUDES A POSTER, THREE POSTCARDS, A LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH A PLETHORA OF
PHOTOS & AN ESSAY BY MARK POWELL

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the debut album by The Moody Blues, “The Magnificent Moodies”. 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 set is packaged in a clamshell box, with a lavishly illustrated booklet (with previously unseen photographs designed by Phil Smee) and essay written by Mark Powell, 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.
RE-PRESS: CD ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 2014 .

DISC ONE:

THE MAGNIFICENT MOODIES: REMASTERED

1. I’LL GO CRAZY
2. SOMETHING YOU GOT
3. GO NOW
4. CAN’T NOBODY LOVE YOU
5. I DON’T MIND
6. I’VE GOT A DREAM
7. LET ME GO
8. STOP
9. 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! (FIRST VERSION)
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

DISC TWO:

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SESSIONS 1964 – 1966
THE JULY 1964 OLYMPIC STUDIOS SESSIONS:
1. GO NOW! (SECOND VERSION)
2. LOSE YOUR MONEY (BUT DON’T LOSE YOUR MIND) (EARLY VERSION)
3. STEAL YOUR HEART AWAY (FIRST VERSION)
4. I’LL GO CRAZY (FIRST VERSION)
5. YOU BETTER MOVE ON
6. CAN’T NOBODY LOVE YOU (FIRST VERSION)
7. 23RD PSALM

THE 1965 BBC RADIO SESSIONS:
8. GO NOW
9. I DON’T WANT TO GO ON WITHOUT YOU
10.I’LL GO CRAZY

“SATURDAY CLUB” SESSION – BBC LIGHT PROGRAMME RECORDED 12TH APRIL 1965
11.FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART (I LOVE YOU)
12.JUMP BACK

“SATURDAY CLUB” SESSION – BBC LIGHT PROGRAMME RECORDED 3RD MAY 1965
13.I’VE GOT A DREAM
14.AND MY BABY’S GONE

“SATURDAY CLUB” SESSION – BBC LIGHT PROGRAMME RECORDED 1ST JUNE 1965
15.IT’S EASY CHILD
16.STOP
17.EVERYDAY

“SATURDAY CLUB” SESSION – BBC LIGHT PROGRAMME RECORDED 21ST SEPTEMBER 1965
18.YOU DON’T (ALL THE TIME)
19.I WANT YOU TO KNOW

“SATURDAY CLUB” SESSION – BBC LIGHT PROGRAMME RECORDED 9TH NOVEMBER 1965

THE 1966 DENNY CORDELL SESSIONS:
20.SAD SONG
21.THIS IS MY HOUSE BUT NOBODY CALLS (FIRST VERSION)
22.HOW CAN WE HANG ON TO A DREAM (FIRST 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 (SEPTEMBER 1966 VERSION)
27.RED WINE
28.THIS IS MY HOUSE BUT NODODY CALLS (STEREO MIX)

DISC ONE:

THE MAGNIFICENT MOODIES: REMASTERED

1. I’LL GO CRAZY
2. SOMETHING YOU GOT
3. GO NOW
4. CAN’T NOBODY LOVE YOU
5. I DON’T MIND
6. I’VE GOT A DREAM
7. LET ME GO
8. STOP
9. 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! (FIRST VERSION)
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

DISC TWO:

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SESSIONS 1964 – 1966
THE JULY 1964 OLYMPIC STUDIOS SESSIONS:
1. GO NOW! (SECOND VERSION)
2. LOSE YOUR MONEY (BUT DON’T LOSE YOUR MIND) (EARLY VERSION)
3. STEAL YOUR HEART AWAY (FIRST VERSION)
4. I’LL GO CRAZY (FIRST VERSION)
5. YOU BETTER MOVE ON
6. CAN’T NOBODY LOVE YOU (FIRST VERSION)
7. 23RD PSALM

THE 1965 BBC RADIO SESSIONS:
8. GO NOW
9. I DON’T WANT TO GO ON WITHOUT YOU
10.I’LL GO CRAZY

“SATURDAY CLUB” SESSION - BBC LIGHT PROGRAMME RECORDED 12TH APRIL 1965
11.FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART (I LOVE YOU)
12.JUMP BACK

“SATURDAY CLUB” SESSION - BBC LIGHT PROGRAMME RECORDED 3RD MAY 1965
13.I’VE GOT A DREAM
14.AND MY BABY’S GONE

“SATURDAY CLUB” SESSION - BBC LIGHT PROGRAMME RECORDED 1ST JUNE 1965
15.IT’S EASY CHILD
16.STOP
17.EVERYDAY

“SATURDAY CLUB” SESSION - BBC LIGHT PROGRAMME RECORDED 21ST SEPTEMBER 1965
18.YOU DON’T (ALL THE TIME)
19.I WANT YOU TO KNOW

“SATURDAY CLUB” SESSION - BBC LIGHT PROGRAMME RECORDED 9TH NOVEMBER 1965

THE 1966 DENNY CORDELL SESSIONS:
20.SAD SONG
21.THIS IS MY HOUSE BUT NOBODY CALLS (FIRST VERSION)
22.HOW CAN WE HANG ON TO A DREAM (FIRST 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 (SEPTEMBER 1966 VERSION)
27.RED WINE
28.THIS IS MY HOUSE BUT NODODY CALLS (STEREO MIX)
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