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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the original stereo mix of this 1969 classic from the UK Pop/Prog pioneers featuring five bonus tracks:'Gypsy' (Full Version), 'Candle Of Life' (Full Version), 'Sun Is Still Shining' (Alternate Mix), 'Have You Heard' (David Symonds BBC Radio One Concert) and 'Legend Of A Mind' (David Symonds BBC Radio One Concert). Previously released as an SACD disc, this regular CD issue features sleeve notes and rare photographs. 18 tracks. Decca. 2008.


''To Our Children's Children's Children'' is the fourth album by The Moody Blues, first issued in late 1969. It was the first album released on the group's newly formed Threshold Records label, which was named after the band's previous album from the same year, ''On the Threshold of a Dream''.

It was inspired by the 1969 moon landing, and the songs centre around the twin themes of space travel and children, with minor-key tonalities and a distinct psychedelic influence.

It is the fourth of what are popularly considered the group's "core seven" albums from 1967-72, and as such represents the peak of their career to some. While the song chosen for the single, "Watching and Waiting," ''To Our Children's Children's Children'' was critically well-received and sold well, reaching #2 in the UK and #14 in the US. The band found most of the songs impossible to perform live, due to extremely lush orchestrations and a great deal of overdubbing. The only songs from the album that were performed live were "Higher and Higher," "Gypsy" and, to a limited extent, "Candle of Life." For this reason their following album, ''A Question of Balance'', was more stripped down and basic in instrumentation. This change only lasted for one album and the next, ''Every Good Boy Deserves Favour'', saw a return to their earlier orchestral sound.

In March 2006 the album was remastered into SACD format and repackaged as a 2CD Deluxe Edition.

In 2008 a remaster for single standard audio CD was issued with the five bonus tracks.

The song "Out and In" originally was credited to both Mike Pinder and John Lodge, their only collaboration noted as such; but on the 1997 CD rerelease, Lodge's co-writing credit was omitted. - Wikipedia