A Question Of Balance

Universal Strategic Marketing
Release date
15 Jul 2008
Running length
16 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Question (Full Version) 5:44 1,939
2 How Is It (We Are Here) 2:45 8,554
3 And the Tide Rushes In 2:56 14,766
4 Don't You Feel Small 2:39 10,936
5 Tortoise And The Hare 3:20 9,217
6 It's Up To You 3:12 11,898
7 Minstrel's Song 4:28 8,874
8 Dawning Is The Day 4:22 11,449
9 Melancholy Man (Full Version) 5:46 582
10 The Balance 3:33 8,069
11 Mike's Number One 3:37 1,356
12 Question (Alternate Version) 6:09 449
13 Minstrel's Song (Original Mix) 4:38 367
14 It's Up To You (Original Mix) 3:23 357
15 Don't You Feel Small (Original Mix) 3:04 366
16 Dawning Is The Day (Full Original Mix) 4:39 361

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A Question of Balance is the sixth album from The Moody Blues. It was recorded at Decca Studios in London, from January to June, 1970, and released in August of 1970 on Threshold Records. It was produced by Tony Clarke.

1. Question 5:40
2. How Is It (We Are Here) 2:48
3. And the Tide Rushes In  2:57
4. Don’t You Feel Small 2:40
5. Tortoise and the Hare 3:23
6. It’s Up to You 3:11
7. Minstrel’s Song 4:27
8. Dawning Is the Day 4:22
9. Melancholy Man 5:49

10. The Balance 3:33


Justin Hayward – Vocals, Guitar & Mandolin

John Lodge – Vocals & Bass

Ray Thomas – Vocals, Flute & Tambourine

Graeme Edge – Drums, Percussion & Whispered Vocals on “Don’t You Feel Small”

Mike Pinder – Vocals & Mellotron

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  • edimervaldo

    One of the greatest albums ever made. It sounds like there are several different bands in it

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • wilte01

    A stripped down album from the Moodies; before returning to the lush sounds of Seventh Sojourn. Just shows how versatile these guys were

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • reagan0

    Second favorite Moody's album, after Threshold. But, really, it's difficult to choose.

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • moboy2

    i agree with )CHUROZEN

    24 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Ashluke

    ..magnificent perfection..

    21 Oct 2009 Reply
  • mjmrecords

    Best production mix with a 12string guitar,its epic!

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
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    4 Jan 2009 Reply
  • PantherLotus

    Agreed. Their music touched a note both spiritual and pyschedelic, a protest and a romance. This album in particular hits all the perfect notes and really doesn't have a low point. There are a few rare albums where each song is as good as the last, while maintaining a cohesive and blended sound yet defying the concept-album archetype. This is one of them.

    31 Dec 2008 Reply
  • bodywhomp98

    What is the best track on this album? It's futile to decide with MB music. Thinking back to the era, I doubt anyone else could have composed Melancholy Man. Maybe Peter Green. What an amazing group and body of work. One can't really select a best track without finding a bad or worst one on an album. The Moody's? you're right, Ms. D. Perfection, so consistently, too. Not even the Fab Four or Elvis released so many perfect tunes. Really love how perfectly the acoustic guitars and electric guitars are balanced with vocals and strings, percussion.

    8 Dec 2008 Reply
  • didronel

    Absolute Perfection

    20 Oct 2008 Reply

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