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This Is The Moody Blues
The Moody Blues

Threshold 12/13
Released: November 1974
Chart Peak: #11
Weeks Charted: 25
Certified Gold: 12/2/74

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A double CD best-of covering the group's 1967-1972 period, its tapes recompiled and remastered for the compact disc reissue. The selection is reasonably complete, although it leaves out one excellent number for every two that are included, and the individual CDs are probably a better investment. The new liner notes by John Tracy are also thoughtful and informative. * * * *

- Bruce Eder, The All-Music Guide to Rock, 1995.

Bonus Reviews!

This Is the Moody Blues is a good compilation of the group's 1967-72 peak. * * * *

- Polly Vedder, Musichound Rock: The Essential Album Guide, 1996.

Beautiful melodies, wondrous harmonies, heartfelt lyrics, orchestral textures -- this fabulous double-disc treasure from the British band's second coming shows they can do it all. Creative and mood-provoking, this class act set new trends in its time and they're still wonderful. Still, a few peeved purists implore get the individual concept albums instead. * * * *

- Zagat Survey Music Guide - 1,000 Top Albums of All Time, 2003.

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