Days Of Future Passed
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Audio CD, Audiobook, CD, 15 July 2008
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 14.2 x 12.5 x 0.99 cm; 104.04 Grams
- Manufacturer : POLYDOR
- Item Model Number : 4113978
- Original Release Date : 2008
- Run time : 1 hour and 10 minutes
- Label : POLYDOR
- ASIN : B0018BB20W
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 8,610 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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2008 reissue of their Moody Blues first seven album releases, each with bonus content. From their first landmark album release, Days Of Future Passed, with creative members Justin Hayward (guitar, vocals) and John Lodge (bass, vocals) coming on board plus the classics 'Nights In White Satin' and 'Tuesday Afternoon' finding instant success with radio and record buyers, their appeal became instantaneously widespread worldwide. Each release in this set of their first seven evolutionary albums includes a varying number of special mixes or versions of songs that are also represented in their final form on the respective albums from their highly spectacular career.
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Suffice to say it was the end of the old RnB Moodies and the beginning of an era that spanned their greatest output before the sabbatical in the mid seventies.
True to say that some of it sounds a little dated but the sound quality is excellent and the orchestration just magnificent. The crowning glory is, naturally enough, Nights in White Satin the version before the singles knife was welded and still amazing to think how young Justin Hayward was when he penned the song.
The album along with Sgt Pepper was a signpost for things to come and for that historical reason alone a worthy addition to any collectors library.
Both aforementioned albums contain mellotron but the Moodies along with the likes of Barclay James Harvest made much more use of the beast before the likes of Rick Wakeman and Tony Banks entered the scene with an array of keyboards that would usurp the mellotron.
In essence a superb album from a very experimental period and hats off to Decca for giving them time and space even if they were somewhat underwhelmed by the finished product.
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I sometimes find the Moodies either middle of the road or just plain silly (listen to In Search of The Lost Chord) and at other times they write beautiful melodies that really catch the ear and transcend pop music.
However this,their first album with all the later members is completely wonderful.
The orchestrations are first class and the songs melodic,beautiful and uplifting.
There are many extras like Justin Hayward's Fly Me High on this disc that make the CD an excellent buy and I have really enjoyed repeated listening.
At this stage, when the Moodies were still fresh ,Mike Pinder's mellotron is still understated and his compositional facilities undoubted.HIs song Dawn Is A Felling is ,in my view,on of the great classic songs of the 1960's .As is of course,Hayward's Nights In White Satin.