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The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight

The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight box set

Timeless Flight / 17-disc box set (click to enlarge)

Last month Universal Music’s enormous Moody Blues Timeless Flight 17-disc super deluxe box set was released, and like a few recent box sets (Wings Over America, Smashing Pumpkin’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness) it retails at well over £100 (nearer to £200 on amazon UK at the time of writing).

Unlike those sets, Timeless Flight celebrates an entire career, and Mark Powell (who researched, compiled and produced this set) has done an incredible job in terms of the audio within (14 discs of it, including three DVDs with six albums in 5.1 surround sound), the video content (a further three DVDs) and the supporting content of which the 124-page hardback book is the outstanding element.

The book is one of the very best we’ve seen in a super deluxe music set, with a seemingly endless amount of archive photography, sitting alongside words which tell the story of the band.

Inevitably, hardcore fans will have much of this material before, whether that be from now out-of-print SACDs, or the 5-disc Time Traveller box set from 1996, but the scale of the ambition in putting this set together is admirable. And Universal have gone out of their way to offer cheaper alternatives, so 2-disc and 4-discs sets are available.

Enjoy our extensive photo gallery of Timeless Flight.

Overview:

  • • 11 remastered CDs featuring key album tracks, previously unreleased mixes, out-takes and complete live concerts
  • • 3 DVDs of rare television performances from around the world, promotional videos and the previously unreleased live concert from Olympia, Paris in 1970
  • • 3 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 hard-back book including a new essay by Moody Blues researcher Mark Powell plus rare and previously unseen photos on heavy weight paper
  • • Replica full colour tour poster and discography
  • • Replica Threshold press pack containing photos and memorabilia
  • • Exclusive Timeless Flight fabric patch

front

17-disc super deluxe version

4disc

4-disc deluxe set

The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight box set

Great design detail (click to enlarge)

The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight box set

Two large disc ‘wallets’ (containing 11 and 6 discs respectively) and the hardback book, reside in the sturdy outer slip case (click to enlarge)

The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight box set

CD wallet cover (click to enlarge)

The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight box set

11 CDs in here (click to enlarge)

The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight box set

DVD wallet cover (click to enlarge)

The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight box set

Six DVDs (three of them 5.1 audio-only)

The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight box set

124-page hardback book (click to enlarge)

The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight box set

An enormous amount of information and photos in the book (click to enlarge)

The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight box set

Many unpublished photos from The Moody Blues’ archive (click to enlarge)

The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight box set

Memorabilia includes sheet music, glossy photos, and a ‘Timeless Flight’ patch, all housed in a ‘Threshold’ folder (click to enlarge)

The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight box set

Poster, which CD shown for scale (click to enlarge)

Further photos below (click to view)

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6 responses to The Moody Blues / Timeless Flight

  1. John Able says:

    Probably the best box set, value for money wise, that I have ever bought. I am still discovering new bits and pieces a month after purchasing it. Superb !

  2. Francis says:

    I bought the 2 disc re-issue of Nik Kershaw’s “Human Racing” and I will be also buying the new re-issue of “The Riddle” as I loved his music in the eighties (especially his brilliant 12inch singles) and am so pleased to be able to get these on expanded CD editions. I only hope that his 3rd album “Radio Musicola” will get a similar type of release with bonus tracks, 12inch mixes, live recordings…etc. Nik Kershaw was one of the best singer/songwriters of the eighties!

  3. Gregg Alley says:

    I’d be all over this if it was $150. I already have all of the studio albums, and all of the SACDs.

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  5. Ron Hatchell says:

    I just want the video DVD’s. I have the rest.

    Ron

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