The Moody Blues Long Distance Voyager Single-Layer Stereo Japanese Import SHM-SACD
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10th Album by The Moody Blues Features "Gemini
Dream" and "The Voice!"
Long Distance Voyager, the 10th album by The Moody Blues, was their first to
feature keyboardist Patrick Moraz (from Refugee and Yes). Moraz replaced
co-founder Mike Pinder who had left the group in 1978 after Octave. Upon its
release in 1981, Long Distance Voyager became the group's second #1 album in the
The songs on Long Distance Voyager were recorded at the band's own Threshold
Studios. The songs were recorded and mixed by Greg Jackman, while Pip Williams
was the album's producer. Supplementing the Moody Blues—Justin Hayward, John
Lodge, Ray Thomas, Graeme Edge, and Patrick Moraz—was a string section performed
by the New World Philharmonic, which Pip Williams arranged.
Long Distance Voyager is only partially a concept album, as only half of the
songs relate to the "voyager" referred to in the album's title. The final three
tracks comprise a mini-suite that combines themes of carnival jesters and the
chaos experienced backstage at a rock show.
"Many of these songs rank with the band's best...This album should make
anybody's short list of Moodies goodies." -Dave Connolly, allmusic.com
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format such as SACD.
Housed in a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 1/2" hinged-lid box which includes inside a Mini LP Jacket, full color Mini Insert LP sleeve and booklet with English/Japanese lyrics. The obi surrounding the album replicates the one included in the Japanese first pressing LP.
• Super High Material Super Audio CD
• SHM-SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• Single-Layer Stereo SHM-SACD, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file.
• Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection.
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes.
• This Single-Layer SHM-SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!
1. The Voice
2. Talking Out Of Turn
3. Gemini Dream
4. In My World
6. 22,000 Days
8. Painted Smile
9. Reflective Smile
10. Veteran Cosmic Rocker