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The Moody Blues - Go Now - Moody Blues #1 album download
The Moody Blues - Go Now - Moody Blues #1 album download
Performer: The Moody Blues
Title: Go Now - Moody Blues #1
Country: US
Released: 1965
Style: Pop Rock, Beat, Rhythm & Blues
Rating: 4.3/5
FLAC size: 1637 mb | MP3 size: 1345 mb | WMA size: 1636 mb
Genre: Rock

December is the sixteenth and final album by The Moody Blues. The Christmas themed album released in 2003 is their first album since The Magnificent Moodies to feature covers in addition to original material. It is also their first album following Ray Thomas' retirement from the band. Don't Need a Reindeer" (Justin Hayward) – 3:59. December Snow" (Hayward) – 5:11. In the Quiet of Christmas Morning (Bach 147)" (Bach, Hayward, John Lodge) – 2:51. On This Christmas Day" (Lodge) – 3:40.

Yet despite their formidable penchant for potent R&B covers - such as their worldwide smash remake of Bessie Banks' "Go Now" - the band received little notice during this seminal period. The compact and rousing overhaul of James Brown's "I'll Go Crazy" that kickstarts the album, likewise indicates the Moodies' blue-eyed soul aspirations. They go even deeper into Chicago-style blues with a spirited remake of Willie Dixon's "Bye Bye Burd" (sic) that could give the Yardbirds' concurrent reading some competition.

Go Now" is a song composed by Larry Banks and Milton Bennett. It was first recorded in January 1964 by Bessie Banks, and later became associated with The Moody Blues. The song was first recorded by Larry Banks's former wife, Bessie Banks. A 1962 demo recording by Bessie of the song was heard by songwriters and record producers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who re-recorded it in late 1963, with arrangement by Gary Sherman and backing vocals from Dee Dee Warwick and Cissy Houston.

Before The Moody Blues recorded it, this was an obscure soul single for Bessie Banks, who released it in 1964. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller produced her recording, and it was written by her husband Larry Banks. It is a heart-rending song where the singer has just broken up with his lover, and can't bear to see her anymore. This was The Moody Blues' second single, the first being the unsuccessful "Lose Your Money. Denny Cordell produced the album 'The Magnificent Moodies'. And Justin Hayward did not perform 'Go Now', he came after that in the second Moody Blues. Camille from Toronto, OhNever heard the Bessie Banks version, but will have to look it up as so many of you are impressed with it. Camille from Toronto, OhFirst of all, I'm floored to learn that this song, which I have loved since 1965 when I was only about 8 years old, is sung by the Moody Blues!

Go Now! Artist: The Moody Blues. Album: 60s Box Set, 2006. Denny Laine (born Brian Frederick Arthur Hines, 29 October 1944, in Birmingham, England), is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was an original member of the Moody Blues, singing the band's first hit "Go Now" in 1964, and was a member of Wings with Paul McCartney from 1971 to 1981.

Go Now. The Moody Blues. Album The Magnificent Moodies. Go Now Lyrics Telling me that you really don't want me to end this way 'Cause darling, darli.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 I Go Crazy
Written-By – Brown*
A2 And My Baby's Gone
Written-By – Denny Laine, Mike Pinder
A3 Go Now
Written-By – Banks*, Bennett*
A4 It's Easy Child
Written-By – Bennett*, Sandler*
A5 Can't Nobody Love You
Written-By – Mitchell*
A6 I Had A Dream
Written-By – Mann*, Greenwich*
B1 Let Me Go
Written-By – Denny Laine, Mike Pinder
B2 I Don't Want To Go On Without You
Written-By – Berns*, Waxler*
B3 True Story
Written-By – Denny Laine, Mike Pinder
B4 It Ain't Necessarily So
Written-By – Gershwin*
B5 Bye Bye Bird
Written-By – Williamson*, Dixon*
B6 From The Bottom Of My Heart
Written-By – Denny Laine, Mike Pinder

Companies, etc.

  • Lacquer Cut At – Bell Sound Studios


  • Lacquer Cut By – sf*
  • Liner Notes – Donovan
  • Photography By – Nicholas Wright
  • Producer – A. Wharton* (tracks: A3, A4, B2), Denny Cordell (tracks: A1, A2, A5 to B1, B3 to B6)


CRC (Columbia Record Club) printed on labels.
No CRC on sleeve.

Misprint on sleeve, track B5 listed as "Bye Bye Burd", it is correct on the label.

"Also available in Mono, LL 3428" and "Play This Record Only On Stereophonic Equipment" at bottom of rear sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): ZAL 6787-8 Bell Sound sf
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): ZAL 6788-8 Bell Sound sf

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PS 428 The Moody Blues Go Now - Moody Blues #1 ‎(LP, Album, Club) London Records PS 428 US 1965
LEM 57185 The Moody Blues Go Now - Moody Blues #1 ‎(Cass, Album, Club) London Records LEM 57185 US Unknown
M-72185 The Moody Blues Go Now - Moody Blues #1 ‎(Cass, Album) Ampex M-72185 US Unknown
DES-18051, DES 18051 The Moody Blues In The Beginning... ‎(LP, Album, RE, Bes) Deram, Deram DES-18051, DES 18051 US 1970
PS 428 The Moody Blues Go Now The Moody Blues #1 ‎(LP, Album, RE) London Records PS 428 US 1970