It's as dark as a tomb!, shadows appear from nowhere, great long arms reach upward into the gloom, and sinister coiled shapes lurk in every corner -- even the walls seem to hold their breath. High up near the ceiling a soft light casts an eerie glow on upturned faces and all around, strange sounding music.
Suddenly, a voice cries out "Great!! come and have a listen!".
Yes, a recording studio can be a very strange place at 4:30 a.m., especially if it has been invaded by the Moody Blues.
The studio floor resembles a museum for musical instruments, since in this album every single note, beat, or word is performed by the Moodies themselves. Their versatility never ceases to amaze me from Album to Album, in fact to me they will always be the smallest symphony orchestra in the world.
Being of "Sound" mind and the
Producer of The Moody Blues
And so reads the inside cover of "In Search Of The Lost Chord", in the original vinyl record album.
"Members of the Expedition" lists:
Justin Hayward playing twelve string guitar, accoustic guitar, electric guitar, sitar, tablas, piano, mellotron, bass guitar, harpsichord, percussion, and vocals.
Mike Pinder playing mellotrons, piano, harpsichord, cello, accoustic guitar, bass guitar, and auto-harp.
John Lodge playing bass guitar, cello, tambourine, snare drum, accoustic guiar, and vocals.
Ray Thomas playing "C" flute, alto flute, soprano saxophone, and vocals.
Graeme Edge playing drums, timpani, tambourine, tablas, and piano.