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23-May-13
The Moody Blues 17-Dsic Timeless Flight Boxed Set Release Date Moves

ADDITIONAL FOUR-CD BOXED COLLECTION TO BE RELEASED ON SAME DATE

See The Moody Blues On Tour This Fall Starting on September 26 in Louisville, Kentucky:  Dates On-Sale Now

Los Angeles, CA - Universal Music Enterprises has announced that The Moody Blues’ new definitive, career-spanning collection, TIMELESS FLIGHT, will now be released June 25 in both 17-disc and four-CD configurations.  The lavish 17-disc set is housed in an LP-sized hardbound slipcase and includes 11 CDs of digitally re-mastered album tracks, previously unreleased mixes and outtakes, and complete concert recordings.  It also includes three DVDs of rare television performances, promotional videos and a previously unreleased concert film; in addition to three DVD-Audio discs of long out-of-print 5.1 album mixes, a 120-page hardback collector’s book, faithful reproductions of Moody Blues memorabilia, and more.  The four-CD TIMELESS FLIGHT boxed anthology culls audio highlights from the larger collection, including standout album tracks, singles and B-sides, previously unreleased mixes, and concert and radio performances. 

An unboxing video for the elaborate 17-disc TIMELESS FLIGHT boxed set is now available for streaming below.



In conjunction with the new collections, the band kicks off a major national tour starting on September 26 in Louisville, Kentucky, commencing on November 2 in Rancho Mirage, California.  VIP Ticket Packages, and more, are available at MoodyBluesToday.com.  Tour dates are as follows: 

FALL TOUR 2013

September 26   Palace Theatre      Louisville, KY
September 27   PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center   Cincinatti, Ohio
September 28   Soaring Eagle Casino Resort    Mt. Pleasant, MI
September 29   Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica    Cleveland, Ohio
October 1   Honeywell Center     Wabash, Indiana
October 2   Lerner Theatre      Elkhart, Indiana
October 4   The Riverside Theater     Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 5  Horseshoe Casino     Hammond, Indiana
October 7   Peoria Civic Center     Peoria, Illinois
October 8   Fox Cities Performing Arts Center   Appleton, WI
October 9   Des Moines Civic Center    Des Moines, Iowa
October 11   Grand Casino Mille Lacs    Onamia, Minneapolis
October 12   Bismarck Civic Center     Bismarck, North Dakota
October 14   The Midland By AMC     Kansas City, Missouri 
October 15   Hartman Arena      Park City, Kansas
October 16   Bellco Theatre      Denver, Colorado
October 18   Northern Quest Resort & Casino   Airway Heights, Washington
October 19   Paramount Theatre    Seattle, Washington
October 21   Keller Auditorium     Portland, Oregon
October 22   Hult Center for Performing Arts    Eugene, Oregon
October 24   Marin Center      San Rafael, California 
October 25   Nob Hill Masonic Center    San Francisco, California
October 26   Silver Legacy Resort and Casino    Reno, Nevada
October 27  San Jose Civic Center    San Jose, California
October 29  Vina Robles Amphitheatre   Paso Robles, California
October 30  Humphrey’s     San Diego, California
November 1  Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE   Los Angeles, California
November 2  Agua Caliente Casino    Rancho Mirage, California

THE 17-DISC EDITION OF TIMELESS FLIGHT INCLUDES:

11 re-mastered CDs featuring key album tracks, previously unreleased mixes, outtakes an
complete live concerts

Three DVDs of rare television performances from around the world,
promotional videos and the previously unreleased 1970 concert recording from Olympia, Paris

Three DVD-Audio discs containing the long-deleted 5:1 surround sound mixes of DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED, ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM, TO OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN'S CHILDREN, A QUESTION OF BALANCE, EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR AND SEVENTH SOJOURN

120-page hardback book with a new essay by Moody Blues researcher Mark Powell, plus rare and previously unseen photos on heavyweight paper

Replica full-color tour poster and discography

Replica “Threshold” press pack containing photos and memorabilia

Exclusive TIMELESS FLIGHT fabric patch

An extremely limited special deluxe edition of TIMELESS FLIGHT is also available for pre-order purchase exclusively from Universal Music’s Box Set Store.

THE 4-DISC EDITION OF TIMELESS FLIGHT INCLUDES:

DISC ONE:
1. Love and Beauty (A-side of single – released September 1967)  2:23
2. Dawn is a Feeling       3:49
3. Peak Hour        5:29
4. Tuesday Afternoon       4:20
5. The Night: Nights in White Satin      7:26
(original 1967 stereo mixes – previously unreleased on CD from
Days Of Future Passed - November 1967)
6. Departure        0:44
7. Ride My See Saw       3:38
8. The Actor        4:39
9. Legend of a Mind       6:36
10. Voices in the Sky (From In Search Of The Lost Chord - July 1968)  3:28
11. What Am I Doing Here?       3:54
(Recorded at Decca studios, West Hampstead, London – 28th January 1968)
12. A Simple Game (B-side of single – released October 1968)  3:45
13. In the Beginning       2:07
14. Lovely to See You       2:34
15. Dear Diary        3:56
16. Never Comes the Day       4:43
17. Are You Sitting Comfortably      3:30
18. The Dream        0:57
19. Have You Heard – Part One      1:28
20. The Voyage        4:10
21. Have You Heard – Part Two      2:36
(From On The Threshold Of A Dream - April 1969)

Total time:        76:12

DISC TWO:

1. Higher and Higher       4:06
2. Gypsy         3:33
3. Eternity Road        4:19
4. Watching and Waiting       4:16
(From To Our Children’s, Children’s, Children - November 1969)
5. Question        5:44
6. And the Tide Rushes In       2:55
7. Don’t You Feel Small (original mix)     3:02
8. Dawning is the Day       4:21
9. Melancholy Man       5:45
(From A Question Of Balance - August 1970)
10. It’s Up to You        3:11
(1977 Stereo remix by Tony Clarke – previously unreleased)
11. The Story in Your Eyes       2:56
12. After You Came        4:36
13. One More Time to Live       5:41
(From Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - July 1971)
14. I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)    4:19
15. New Horizons        5:16
16. For My Lady        3:57
17. You and Me        4:19
(From Seventh Sojourn - September 1972)
18. When You’re a Free Man      6:05
(Remixed in 1977 by Tony Clarke - previously unreleased)

Total time:        78:21

DISC THREE:

1. Isn’t Life Strange (original extended version)    8:10
(Produced by Tony Clarke, Engineered by Derek Varnals and Tony Clarke; recorded January 1972 at “Beckthorns,” Surrey
2. Island         4:30
(Produced by Tony Clarke, engineered by Derek Varnals and Tony Clarke
assistant engineer David Baker;  recorded February 14, 1973 at Decca Studios, Tollington Park, London)

JUSTIN HAYWARD & JOHN LODGE – BLUE JAYS:
3. I Dreamed Last Night       4:28
(from Blue Jays –March 1975)
4. Blue Guitar        3:39
(A-side of single –September 1975)
5. Who Are You Now (live)       4:34
(Recorded December 12, 1975 at Lancaster University, Lancaster)
6. Driftwood        5:03
7. Steppin’ in a Slide Zone       5:28
The Day We Meet Again   (from Octave –June 1978)     6:19

JUSTIN HAYWARD:
8. Forever Autumn       4:31
(A-side of single –June 1978 from Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds - June 1978)
9. The Voice        5:16
10. Gemini Dream        4:09
11. Veteran Cosmic Rocker       3:13
(from Long Distance Voyager - May 1981)
12. Blue World        5:19
13. Sitting at the Wheel       5:38
(from The Present – released September 1983)
14. Running Water (live)         3:30
(Recorded December 3, 1983 at The Forum, Inglewood, California)
15. The Other Side of Life       6:50
16. Your Wildest Dreams       4:50
(from The Other Side Of Life - April 1986)

Total time:        77:17

DISC FOUR:

1. I Know You’re Out There Somewhere     6:38
(From Sur La Mer – June 1988)
2. Lean on Me (Tonight)       4:57
3. Say it With Love        3:56
(From Keys Of The Kingdom - July 1991)
4. Highway        4:35
(Recorded during the Keys of the Kingdom recording sessions, 1990)
5. New Horizons        5:58
6. Emily’s Song        4:31
7. Legend of a Mind       9:01
(Recorded 9th September 1992 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado)
8. This is the Moment       4:39
(From Gloryland: World Cup USA ‘94 – June 1994)
9. Eternity Road (live)       4:41
10. Question (live)        6:20
(Recorded live 8th March, 1997 by BBC Radio Two at the NEC, Birmingham)
11. English Sunset        5:05
12. Strange Times        4:29
13. The Swallow        4:58
(From Strange Times – August 1999)
14. December Snow       5:10
(From December – released October 2003)

Total time:        75:58

THE MOODY BLUES, still rocking in 2013 with original members Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge, have released 24 albums in a career spanning nearly five decades.  They have sold more than 70 million albums, earning 18 platinum discs and all manner of awards including Playboy “Group of the Year”, the “Golden Ticket” award for selling the most tickets at Madison Square Garden and an Ivor Novello for Outstanding Contribution to British Music; the band has even appeared in an episode of “The Simpsons.”

Their classic album, DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED (featuring the Moody Blues’ signature song “Nights in White Satin”), heralded the era of the concept album and detailed sleeve artwork that would epitomize the Progressive Rock movement that followed.

Formed in 1964 in Birmingham, England, THE MOODY BLUES came from the same gene pool that would give the world Traffic, the Move, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Slade. The band’s original line-up of Denny Laine, Graeme Edge, Clint Warwick, Ray Thomas and Mike Pinder scored a global number one hit with “Go Now,” but unable to follow up this success, Warwick and Laine left the group - to be replaced by John Lodge and Justin Hayward, respectively, in 1966.  For the next few months, the band crafted a new set of original compositions that would change their fortunes.

Drastically re-thinking their musical approach, the band began to compose new material in a uniquely different style.  Eager to recoup some of the money they had invested in the band, Decca asked THE MOODY BLUES to record a rock version of Dvorak’s New World Symphony to demonstrate a new stereo system they were launching known as ‘Deramic’ sound.  Instead, the Moodies, along with producer Tony Clarke, used the orchestral settings for a suite of their own songs, which resulted in DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED, a record that was as groundbreaking as any of that era and featured “Nights In White Satin.”  This proved a turning point for the band and they soon became acknowledged masters of lushly orchestrated psychedelic rock and trailblazers in the use of the mellotron, which they used both live and in the studio to mimic the sounds of a full orchestra. 

Era defining albums such as IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD, ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM, TO OUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN’S CHILDREN, A QUESTION OF BALANCE, EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR AND SEVENTH SOJOURN followed, and THE MOODY BLUES have continued to release albums and tour through the years, thrilling audiences with their live shows all over the world. 

“I suppose that it is our songs, and the way we interpret them that has seen us travel so far,” says Justin Hayward.  “It means so much to us that some of our recordings have really meant something to people.”

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