The Moody Blues
Like the band's preceding two albums, On the Threshold of a Dream follows a concept. It explores dreams, especially on the second side, which climaxes with the ""Voyage"" suite, inspired in part by Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathrustra. The piece, by Mike Pinder, features mellotron orchestration and flute.
The album begins with a poem accompanied by electronic sounds, and these sounds also appear at the close of the album – most vinyl pressings of the album continue the sounds into the album's run-out groove, causing them to play continuously until the record player's tonearm is lifted. Tape and CD album versions employ a slow fade.
The album was the first released on the group's newly formed Threshold record label, which was named after the band's previous album from the same year, On the Threshold of a Dream. It was inspired by the 1969 moon landing, and the songs centre on the twin themes of space travel and children, with minor-key tonalities and a distinct psychedelic influence. It is the fourth of what are popularly considered the group's "core seven" (or Classic Seven) albums from 1967 to 1972.
A Question of Balance is the sixth album by The Moody Blues, released in 1970. The album was an attempt by the group to strip down their well-known lush, psychedelic sound in order to be able to better perform the songs in concert. Released in 1970, the album reached #1 in the United Kingdom and #3 in the United States.
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour is the seventh album by The Moody Blues, released in 1971. This album featured the only track to be written by all five members of the band. The opening Procession"" was a piece that was intended to describe the history of music from the beginning of time up until the album's recording. The only three words heard in this track – ""desolation,"" ""creation,"" and ""communication"" – were similarly used (along with many other ""-ation"" words) in ""One More Time to Live.""
The album reached #1 on the British album charts, in addition to a three-week stay at #2 in the United States, and produced one top-40 single, ""The Story in Your Eyes."" The track ""Emily's Song"" was written by John Lodge for his newborn daughter. Mike Pinder wrote and sang the album's concluding track ""My Song"".
L Seventh Sojourn is the eighth album by The Moody Blues, released in 1972. Several songs contain overt political references. "You and Me," like "Question" from two years earlier, alludes to ongoing wars and conflicts, including Vietnam. However, although the album showcases political concerns, in the 1990 documentary The Moody Blues: Legend of a Band, bassist John Lodge described "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)" as a response to fans who mistakenly read guru-like wisdom into the Moodies' lyrics. Instrumentally, singer/keyboardist Mike Pinder, in addition to the Mellotron, used a similar keyboard device called the Chamberlin.
Long Distance Voyager is the tenth album by The Moody Blues, first released in May 1981 on the group's Threshold record label. It was the group's first album featuring keyboardist Patrick Moraz (who previously had worked with bands such as Refugee and Yes) in place of co-founder Mike Pinder, who left after Octave in 1978.
Upon release in 1981, Long Distance Voyager became the Moody Blues' second American number one album, and was also the source of the Top 20 singles ""Gemini Dream"" (#12) and ""The Voice"" (#15). It also continued their winning streak in their native United Kingdom, reaching #7 there.
Octave is the ninth album by The Moody Blues, released in 1978, and their first release after a substantial hiatus following the success of the best-selling Seventh Sojourn in 1972. The album proved to be the last for the group with keyboardist Mike Pinder, who departed during the album's sessions, and declined an offer to tour with the group.Pinder had just started a new family in California, and found that he was not getting along with his bandmates as he had before. Pinder would be replaced by former Yes keyboardist Patrick Moraz in time for their 1979 tour,beginning a new era in the band's history. Octave would also be the final studio album from the band produced by Tony Clarke.
November 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of The Moody Blues' "Days of Future Passed", one of the first albums to fuse rock music with an orchestra, DOFP is now regarded as one of the albums that gave birth to Progressive Rock. A vinyl LP of the original album will be released on November 17th.
November 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of The Moody Blues' "Days of Future Passed", one of the first albums to fuse rock music with an orchestra, DOFP is now regarded as one of the albums that gave birth to Progressive Rock. The Moody Blues ‘Days of Future Passed: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ will be available on 2CD+DVD featuring BBC radio sessions, alternate & mono mixes, with the physical DVD also including a 5.1 surround mix.
Eleven classics by these enduring icons of sweeping, symphonic UK rock! Essentials include the hits Nights in White Satin; Tuesday Afternoon; Ride My See-Saw; Question; The Story in Your Eyes; Isn't Life Strange; I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band); Gemini Dream; The Voice; Your Wildest Dreams , and I Know You're Out There Somewhere .
The Moody Blues, icons of classic rock, are the latest to join the Icon greatest hit series. This 23 track 2-disc set includes the group's legendary hits and fan favorites from their 14 studio albums. Also included is a bonus track from the band's holiday December (2003) album.
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the original stereo mix of this 1969 classic from the UK Pop/Prog pioneers featuring nine bonus tracks including alternate mixes and extended versions of songs from the album, two songs recorded for John Peel's Top Gear and two songs recorded for The Tony Brandon Show. Previously released as an SACD disc, this regular CD issue features sleeve notes and rare photographs. 22 tracks. Decca
2008 reissue of their 1970 album, Question of Balance. The album was an attempt by the group to strip down their well-known lush, psychedelic sound in order to be able to better perform the songs in concert. For the first time, The Moody Blues used political strife as a basis for songwriting with the UK number two hit in May 1970, "Question", which dealt with the controversy resulting from the ongoing Vietnam War. The album reached #1 in the UK and #3 in the U.S. In 2008, Moody Blues reissues its first seven album releases, each with bonus content and 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. 10 original tracks plus six bonus.
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1971 classic from the UK Pop/Prog pioneers featuring two bonus tracks: 'The Story In Your Eyes' (Original Version) and 'The Dreamer'. Previously released as an SACD disc, this regular CD issue features sleeve notes and rare photographs. 11 tracks.
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the original stereo mix of this 1972 classic from the UK Pop/Prog pioneers featuring four bonus tracks: 'Isn't Life Strange' (Original Version), 'You And Me' (Beckthorn's Backing Track), 'Lost In A Lost World' (Instrumental Demo) and 'Island'. Previously released as an SACD disc, this regular CD issue features sleeve notes and rare photographs. 12 tracks. Decca. 2008.
2008 reissue of In Search of the Lost Chord,originally released in 1968, which was the third album by The Moody Blues, and the second to feature Justin Hayward and John Lodge.This reissue features 21 tracks with the 12 originals plus the 9 bonus tracks. The album may be considered a concept album because several of the tracks deal with the theme of a person's search for spiritual fulfillment. Another concept dealt with in the album is the search for a mythical "lost chord," which is revealed to be the mantra "Om" (in the last stanza of Graeme Edge's poem "The Word"). The album peaked at #23 U.S. album charts and in the UK reached #5.
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the original stereo mix of this 1969 classic from the UK Pop/Prog pioneers featuring five bonus tracks:'Gypsy' (Full Version), 'Candle Of Life' (Full Version), 'Sun Is Still Shining' (Alternate Mix), 'Have You Heard' (David Symonds BBC Radio One Concert) and 'Legend Of A Mind' (David Symonds BBC Radio One Concert). Previously released as an SACD disc, this regular CD issue features sleeve notes and rare photographs. 18 tracks. Decca. 2008.
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.
The orchestral art-pop of the Moody Blues thrived far beyond the psychedelic age, and this 3-CD set takes you all across their celebrated journey from 1968 to 1999! Along the way: their hits Tuesday Afternoon; Nights in White Satin; Your Wildest Dreams; I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band); Gemini Dream; The Voice; Question; The Story in Your Eyes; Isn't Life Strange; Driftwood 36 songs!
34 of their top hits and key album cuts! Here are the hits Nights in White Satin; Your Wildest Dreams; I'm Just a Singer (in a Rock 'n' Roll Band); Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon); Gemini Dream; The Voice; Isn't Life Strange; Sitting at the Wheel; Steppin' in a Slide Zone , and more.
Lushly orchestrated and full of hope and love, this 2003 holiday gem actually fits quite neatly into the canon of Moody Blues albums. Their own December Snow and The Spirit of Christmas join elegant renditions of White Christmas; Happy Xmas (War Is Over); When a Child Is Born , and more!
Conducted by Larry Baird, experience the melodic spell of The Moody Blues backed by a full symphony orchestra with legendary performances of "Tuesday Afternoon," "Lovely to see You," and "Ride My See Saw." Includes 20 tracks in all in a truly outstanding
This package chronicles 30 years of Moddy Blues recordings. Track includes "Nights in White Satin," "Question," "The Voice," "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock And Roll Band).
17 hits from all phases of their career, including-for the first time on any Moody Blues compilation- Go Now ! Other tracks- Tuesday Afternoon; Knights in White Satin; Ride My See-Saw; Question; Forever Autumn (from Jeff Wayne's "War of the Worlds"); Your Wildest Dreams; I Know You're Out There Somewhere , and more. Notes, pix even an interview with Justin Hayward!