3.9 Where can I find Moody Blues merchandise and hard-to-find albums?

Official Moody Blues merchandise can be obtained from Good Work Ventures (see below) and the websites of John Lodge www.johnlodge.com and Justin Hayward www.justinhayward.com

Good Work Ventures offers many Moody-related items, including the 25th Anniversary "A Night At Red Rocks" and the Strange Times lithographs, videos, calendars, jewelry, coasters, etc.; the CD version and video of Justin Hayward's Live at San Juan Capistrano and his re-released solo album, Moving Mountains; and John Lodge's re-released solo album, Natural Avenue and "Malibu" artwork.. Good Work Ventures offers one of the most complete catalogs of Moody Blues-related merchandise anywhere.
Good Work Ventures can be reached at (800) 56-BLUES.
They can also be reached on the World Wide Web at:

Higher & Higher magazine is an authorized reseller of Moodies songbooks, with direct connections to all of the publishers. They sell everything that's in print and carry many rare and imported songbooks. Fans can get a list of what they have for sale by sending a SASE or e-mailing them (see Section 3.7). An updated list of their songbooks is on their web site. H&H also offers many Moodies-related items for sale, such as Tracy Graham's Up Front CD and Phil Travers' "Children of a New Age" art print (both of which H&H has the exclusive rights to sell).

A tip on searching for some elusive albums: all of the Moodies CDs, up through Octave and including most of the solos, have a trademark red and blue stripe on the left-hand corner. You'll only notice this when the CDs are stacked or arranged in the bin with only the artist/title side showing, not the front of the CD. Moving Mountains doesn't have that marking; the edge is medium gray with black freckles. This is because most of Polygram's CD reissues of Decca/London releases have the blue/red stripes. This isn't just for Moodies albums but for most London (Deram, etc.) releases. Many London classical releases have them, too.

Some other sources that have been mentioned on Lost Chords are:

Artist Shop:
This web site offers a lot of merchandise pertaining to Mike Pinder specifically:

Ken Barnhart
P.O. Box 1414
Stow, OH 44224 USA
If you send him a business-sized SASE with "List" in the lower left corner, he'll send you a list of Moodies-related items that he's auctioning. He holds a couple of auctions yearly.

Bill Bisch
33 Old Bullet Hole Road
Mahopac, NY 10541-2536 USA
E-mail: wjbischataol.com - remember to substitute @ for "at" in the e-mail address
If you want his complete list of what is available, Bill requests that you send him $3 to cover the postage. His listing of Moody Blues items for sale (which includes such things as records, CDs, memorabilia, magazines and other Moody Blues collectibles) takes up approximately 220 pages.

CD One Stop
13 Francis J. Clarke Circle
Bethel, CT 06801 USA
Phone: (800) 388-8889
Fax: (203) 798-8852

Compact Disc Connection: Offers current albums for sale. Access through the web at: www.cdconnection.com
Or through Telnet at: telnet.cdconnection.com

Compact Disc Europe: Offers current albums for sale.
CD Europe
P.O.Box 856
Deerfield Beach, FL 33443 USA
Order number: (302) 481-8984 (9am to 5pm EST)
Access through Telnet at: cdeurope.com

eBay is an on-line auction site only. You can find many hard-to-find Moody items for bid. Be aware that a number of items can be easily located at Good Work Ventures, CD/video stores, used record stores and dealers listed in the FAQ. It is highly recommended you search these sources before bidding on an item on eBay. Many items that have been readily available in stores or dealers have gone for exorbitant prices because the bidders didn't search thoroughly.
After you've made your search and you still can't find the item you're looking for, then eBay would be a good place to look. You never know what you'll find or at what price. Just make sure you know what you're bidding on and how much you want to spend. You can find the site at:
Once on the main page, click "Search" on the site toolbar, type in Moody Blues, click on "search titles and descriptions" and click on the "search" button. Be sure to follow eBay's instructions to become a registered user.

Global Electronic Music Marketplace: Offers CDs and LPs, both new and used, for sale. Access through the WWW at: www.gemm.com or on Telnet at: GEMM.COM

Kevin Byer Canadian Friends of Mine (CFOM)
8645 24th Avenue S. W.
Jenison, MI 49428 USA
Phone: 616-667-1662
Fax: 616-667-1647

Music Machine
11459 Cronhill Drive, Suite O
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 USA
Phone: (410) 356-4567
Fax: (410) 356-4693
E-mail: musicmac@aol.com or moodys@musicmachine.com

Record-Rama Sound Archives
P.O. Box 15395
4981 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237-0595 USA
(412) 367-7330 Open: Tues-Sat 10am-6pm EST

Lost Chords Records
489 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820 USA
(603) 749-3859

Threshold Records in England also has some albums not easily found in the USA. See their address in Section 3.8.

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