The Moody Blues ‎– In Search Of The Lost Chord

Deram ‎– SML 711, Deram ‎– SML.711
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Departure
Written-By – Edge*
A2 Ride My See-Saw
Written-By – Lodge*
A3 Dr. Livingstone, I Presume
Written-By – Thomas*
A4 House Of Four Doors
Written-By – Lodge*
A5 Legend Of A Mind
Written-By – Thomas*
A6 House Of Four Doors (Part Two)
Written-By – Lodge*
B1 Voices In The Sky
Written-By – Hayward*
B2 The Best Way To Travel
Written-By – Pinder*
B3 Visions Of Paradise
Written-By – Hayward*, Thomas*
B4 The Actor
Written-By – Hayward*
B5 The Word
Written-By – Edge*
B6 Om
Written-By – Pinder*

Companies, etc.


  • Bass Guitar, Cello, Tambourine, Snare [Snare Drum], Acoustic Guitar [Accoustic Guitar], VocalsJohn Lodge
  • CoverPhilip Travers*
  • Drums, Timpani, Tambourine, Tabla [Tablas], PianoGraeme Edge
  • Flute ['C' Flute], Flute [Alto Flute], Soprano Saxophone, VocalsRay Thomas
  • Mastered ByW (12)
  • Mellotron [Mellotrons], Piano, Harpsichord, Cello, Acoustic Guitar [Accoustic Guitar], Bass Guitar, AutoharpMike Pinder
  • Producer, Sleeve NotesTony Clarke
  • Twelve-String Guitar, Acoustic Guitar [Accoustic Guitar], Electric Guitar, Sitar, Tabla [Tablas], Piano, Mellotron, Bass Guitar, Harpsichord, Percussion, VocalsJustin Hayward


This UK version was released with large (10.1 cm) white/red DSS labels.
There is also a 'deep groove' (pressing ring) in the label area.

- "℗ 1968"
- No tax code on labels
- Legal text in two lines at the bottom
- Matrix numbers printed upside-down

- Gatefold sleeve, laminated on front and back
- No flipbacks inside of gatefold
- Bold "STEREO" text on spine
- Deramic Sound System logo on back
- "(also available in Mono)" on back below cat#
- "© 1968, The Decca Record Company Limited, London"
- "Printed in England by Robert Stace"
- "Laminated with 'Clarifoil' made by British Celanese Limited"

- SML 711 on sleeve
- SML.711 on labels

- Tracks A1 to A4, A6, B5: "Palace Music"
- Track A5: "Essex Music"
- Tracks B1, B4: "Tyler Music"
- Tracks B2, B6: "Sparta Music"
- Track B3: "Tyler/Palace Music"

- Also issued in mono with cat# DML 711

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A - stamped): ZAL-8270-1W N JT 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B - stamped): ZAL-8271-1W C JT 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label - side A): ZAL.8270
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label - side B): ZAL.8271
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Rights Society: BIEM / NCB

Other Versions (5 of 129) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DES 18017 The Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord(LP, Album, Gat) Deram DES 18017 US 1979 Sell This Version
SML 711 The Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord(LP, Album) Deram SML 711 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
KSCM 711 The Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord(Cass, Album) Deram KSCM 711 UK Unknown Sell This Version
6835 200 The Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord(LP, Album, RE) Deram 6835 200 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
DES 18017 The Moody Blues In Search Of The Lost Chord(LP, Album) Deram DES 18017 US 1968 Sell This Version


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November 27, 2016
Great album. Listen to it as a concept album.The songs are about searching for a higher plane of existence. Ride my see saw is about regret that he didnt search,and the rest of the album is about the search.


October 3, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

I have some strange edition of this. The label is exactly as the first UK pressing with the (ZAL8270) upside down and the J/T above. It has the matrix on (side 1.) ZAL-8270-2W JT and (side 2.) ZAL-8271-1W JT but the laminated cover is as the German release. So, what release is this? It's not listed here. If anyone can help me, please do that! Cheers! Lost_Johnny