Days Of Future Passed (studio album) by The Moody Blues
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'The Afternoon', and 'The Night' are absolutely fantastic, but the rest of the songs are generally between good and great. A pretty great album overall.
Days of Future Passed contains most of the elements of progressive rock, but doesn’t really feel like prog rock. The reason, in my opinion, is because all of these aspects are separated and never seem to combine properly. It’s got the psychedelic, the symphonic, some sprinkling of jazz and folk, it's even a concept album. The songwriting, nevertheless, is grand and exceptional. This must have been quite the undertaking to write and record back in the day, especially for a beat band.
the best blind purchase I've ever made.
stunning and thoughtful orchestral arrangements, paired with clean psych pop hooks. Just wish both were synthesized together more fluidly
I'm happy to see so much support for the Moodies and this album. It'd have to be one of my favourite concept albums and I think it get's especially exciting at side 2, "Twilight Time" being a real climax for me, though the finish of "Nights in White Satin" is great too(co-written by composer/conductor Peter Knight). Someone mentioned "Signed D.C." from Love's first album(Mar. 1966), I too compared it to "Nights in White Satin" when I first heard it, there's a fair chance Justin Hayward was aware of this song when he wrote his.
This album has one of the more interesting back stories in modern music
Broke and without commercial success at the beginning of 1967 The Moody Blues were close to rock bottom . Luckily for them label Decca had experimented with stereophonic sound for classical recordings, and hoped to capture the pop market in the same way, by interweaving classical recordings with the group's interpretation of the same music. Instead, the band decided to focus on an album based on an original stage show that they'd been working on, and mix that with classical arrangements of those songs. Keyboardist Mike Pinder had purchased a Mellotron, and had written a song, "Dawn Is A Feeling" as a starting point for a concept piece about a day in the life of everyday man. The rest as they say is history with the album and associated singles garnering moderate success in the UK in 67 and 68 . And that is that ? No .....
Fast forward 5 years , yes 5 years , and in 1972 the album and singles chart AGAIN only this time on a massive scale with 'Days of Future Passed' and "Nights in White Satin" both reaching number 2 in the US and top 10 UK and around the globe. Truly remarkable
I've seen it written that this album is perfect and it's hard to disagree with not one but 2 perfect 100/100 tracks in "The Afternoon" and "Nights..."
This album is amazing top to bottom
The future has passed but the album is timeles, a fantastic trip to a world of wonderful sounds and orchestrations.
The first, and probably best, of the Moodys' prog rock albums. Few of the tracks stand alone (Tuesday Afternoon and Nights In White Satin were released as singles) but, taken as an entire concept, it was years ahead of its time, and a portent of good things to come. A must-have for late 60's aficionados.
A fantastic album, way ahead of its time and sadly overshadowed by other releases at a time when music was in a period of constant creativity and evolution. More 'radio friendly' and popular bands (also fantastic in their own right) tended to steal the show. The musicianship on this album is stunning and listening to it from end to end is an absolute aural therapy session!
Fantastic album but it stands so low in its year of issue because its year of issue was 1967 arguably the greatest year for album releases in history. this is a classic and truly great record though.
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