- A very special first UK pressing that boasts two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides
- Huge and spacious, as well as wonderfully Tubey Magical – to our way of thinking, if this isn’t exactly the way the band wanted to sound in 1970, we can’t imagine what would be
- This pressing has some of the best Moody Blues sound we’ve ever heard – it’s a truly exceptional recording in their canon
- Includes the big hit “Question,” one of the all time greats by the band, which sounds fantastic here of course
Achieving just the right balance of “Moody Blues Sound” and transparency is no mean feat. You have to be using the real master tape for starters. Then you need top end extension, a very rare quality on these imports, and finally, good bass definition to keep the bottom end from blurring and bleeding into the midrange. No domestic copy in our experience has ever had these three qualities, and only the best of the British imports (no Dutch, German or Japanese need apply) manages to get all three on the same LP.
Allow me to steal some commentary from a Moody Blues Hot Stamper shootout we did years ago, for the wonderful In Search of the Lost Chord, in which we say that, on the best Hot Stamper pressings, the clarity and resolution come without sacrificing the Tubey Magical richness, warmth and lushness for which the Moody Blues recordings are justifiably famous.
We guarantee this copy will take the Moodies’ wonderful music to a level you have never experienced in all your music-loving days.