1 800 222 6872

The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed

Album Reviews:

Spin (01/04, p.48) - "...[The LP] made a prog signature of the Mellotron, a primitive tape-loop-triggering keyboard that tripsters still covet..."

Spin (01/04, p.48) - "...[The LP] made a prog signature of the Mellotron, a primitive tape-loop-triggering keyboard that tripsters still covet..."

Spin (01/04, p.48) - "...[The LP] made a prog signature of the Mellotron, a primitive tape-loop-triggering keyboard that tripsters still covet..."

Uncut (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he Moodies wrote songs about Timothy Leary and the astral plane, recited sixth-form verse over flutes and sitars, and made concept albums without a concept.....Symphonic."

Album Notes

The Moody Blues: Justin Hayward (vocals, guitar); Ray Thomas (flute, harmonica); Mike Pinder (keyboards); John Lodge (bass); Graeme Edge (drums).

Additional personnel: Peter Knight (conductor); The London Festival Orchestra.

Includes liner notes by Hugh Mendl.

All tracks have been digitally remastered

Additional personnel: Peter Knight (conductor); The London Festival Orchestra.

Includes liner notes by Hugh Mendl.

This is a DTS CD, which features DTS 5.1 Surround Sound technology and is playable on a DTS-capable 5.1 Surround Sound system.

Additional personnel: Peter Knight (conductor); The London Festival Orchestra.

Includes liner notes by Hugh Mendl.

DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED is the Moody Blues' true contribution to rock history: the most cohesive integration of rock songs with orchestral music ever produced. Asked by Deram Records to create a rock reworking of Dvorak's "New World" Symphony, the Moodies instead wrote their own symphony, a song cycle that describes the emotions that accompany each part of the day, from dawn ("Dawn Is A Feeling") to night (the classic "Nights In White Satin"). The songs are connected by lush orchestral passages in which the basic musical themes are reworked. Meanwhile, the band had already begun to sound like its own orchestra, using signature Mellotron string sounds, flutes, tympani and multiple vocalists.



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review