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Days Of Future Passed [Original recording remastered]

The Moody Blues Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (23 Jun 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Deram
  • ASIN: B0018BB20W
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,928 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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"Days of Future Passed" has one of the stranger stories behind the birth of an album in rock history. In 1967 Deram Records, part of the Decca label, wanted to promote its new Deramic Stereo process and tapped the Moody Blues to do a rock version of Dvorak's "New World Symphony." However, instead of putting together something that would anticipate Emerson, Lake & Palmer's live performance of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," the group persuaded the powers that be to abandon the Dvorak idea and let them do their own original compositions. Obviously inspired by the Beatle's "Sgt. Pepper," the result was a concept album presenting an archetypal day from "The Day Begins" to "Nights in White Satin" and essentially became the first major salvo in the Progressive Rock movement. This is another album that benefits from being on CD because as an album or cassette Side 2, with "Tuesday Afternoon" and "Nights in White Satin," was going to be listened to a lot more. Both those songs were written and sung by Justin Hayward, who had just joined the band in the wake of Denny Laine's departure. The fusion of rock and classical music works well overall, mainly because the pretentiousness of the songs was offset by the stunningly beautiful orchestrations by Peter Knight. Arguably the Moody Blues never scaled these grand heights again and in one significant sense they never tried: after "Days of Future Passed" the orchestra was replaced by a Mellotron on their albums. But what would become part of the Moody Blue's music that would continue were the deep thoughts profoundly intoned by Graeme Edge, which certainly gave this album one of the most unusual endings in rock history. I think this album still stands up today; if it does not, then it surely takes me back to a time when it did. So there.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute classic. 10 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
Days of Future Passed is my favourite album from the 1960s. A mixture of solid, well written 60s psychedelic pop and lush orchestral arrangements give the album an epic, but not over the top feel.
The album is written and constructed as a concept album, marking a day, from sunrise to sunset. Some of the lyrics reflect this in their lyrics (Peak Hour, The Sun Set), whilst some of the references are far more abstract (Dawn is a Feeling, Nights in White Satin).
The songwriting is of a high standard throughout - there are no songs on the album I don't love - and the overall sound is excellent, with beautiful harmonies and excellent instrumentation.
Standout songs include 'Peak Hour', in a 60s R&B style, the fast paced 'Twlight Time' and, of course, 'Nights in White Satin'.
The album's downpoint, as many will tell you, is the poetry in 'The Day Begins' and in the orchestral outro, which is just irritating more than anything. Otherwise, I think this album is perfect, and could not recommend it enough.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ON THE CUTTING EDGE... 24 May 2003
Format:Audio CD
A unique and magical meld of pop and classical strains make for an unusually compelling CD. The symphonic orchestration of the Moody Blues' music extends their range, and somehow it all works.
Though some of the CD may now seem pretentious and pedestrian, such as the poetry which is, in fact, somewhat trite and sophomoric, the rest of it is quite sublime. Two tracks in particular make this CD well worth having, "Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)" and "The Night: Nights in White Satin". These two tracks are quintessential Moody Blues.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 25 Jun 2002
Format:Audio CD
This album is one of my all time favourites - no doubt. The beautiful mix of classical music and electric instruments is superb. When the electric instruments in a song takes over from the classical instruments it's so beautiful done that it's almost hard to be aware of when it happens.
"Tuesday afternoon" and "Nights in white satin" are two classic songs. But the rest of the songs are also very, very good. This was the first Moody blues album I bought and it's still my favourite. I listen to it often is fascinated every time how good it is and how well written the songs are.
I usually don't write this positive about an album as I don't want to be seen as an immature, fanatical fan. But with this album I can't help it. This CD is on my top 5 album of all times!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Days of Optimism, Magic and Wonder 26 Feb 2010
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1967. The Beatles were working on Sergeant Pepper, the Rolling Stones were getting busted and going psychedelic, Pink Floyd were wowing them down at the UFO, Timothy Leary was advising the world's youth to "turn on, tune in, drop out," art was exploding with extravagant flashes of colour, light shows were swirling, flowers were for wearing, life was for living and to be young was a treasure and an opportunity. Magic was in the air. And in a studio in London, the five members of the Moody Blues gathered to fashion a portion of that magic into an album the like of which the world had never heard. The result was this still remarkable collaboration of rock band and orchestra, featuring a collection of strong songs and musical themes, outstanding among which is, of course, their hit single, 'Nights In White Satin.' The latter is widely recognised as one of the best singles in the history of recorded music. The whole album is one of the finest artefacts of a revolutionary musical era. In the current age of cynicism it's fashionable to dismiss the Moody Blues as limp, lame, hippy has-beens. Personally, I rate them as among the all-time great British rock bands and find their albums still fresh, enjoyable and relevant after all these years. This album stands up remarkably well, taking us through a day from sunrise to night with every note, phrase and lyric perfectly judged to create what is arguably the first themed rock album. The quality of the musicianship from the band members is amazing. This was a band who could genuinely play real instruments. Their voices combine beautifully too. A true classic, still capable of rekindling the magic of a golden era of optimism and wonder.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Days
Great remastering of a great life-changing album.
Published 17 days ago by Mr. S. E. Farnworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Delighted to get my hands on this classic
Delighted to get my hands on this classic. Arrived speedily, and the family are fed up with it - they have no class :)
Published 2 months ago by Malcolm
5.0 out of 5 stars The future has passed but the album is timeless.
A fantastic trip to a world of wonderful sounds and orchestrations.
Published 2 months ago by negotiatornoname
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Absolute classic, connected to many personal memories of the early 70's, so I had to buy it. You may also!
Published 2 months ago by Tim Truett
5.0 out of 5 stars moody blues
They wrote 7, brilliant original albums. Stop analysing, just relax and enjoy every one. Only a corpse could fail to be moved by such exquisite work.
Published 3 months ago by Tony Pugh
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Published 6 months ago by mr darren j spencer
4.0 out of 5 stars The incredible Moody Blues
it was good to revisit this, I had an old LP once. I havent heard it for many years now.
Published 9 months ago by Sheila Hicks
4.0 out of 5 stars Moody, but not yet magnificent.
A decent 'debut' album for the new Moody line-up and it works just as long as you like the orchestral in-fill which links the group's compositions. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Prog Rob
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything I expected of it
I bought this CD to replace an old cassette tape that has been played so many times it no longer plays correctly.
If you like the Moody Blues then this is a must.
Published 9 months ago by Pablo
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
Back in the 1960s (yes, I admit it: I really am that old) Days of Future Passed was never one of my most favourite Moody Blues albums. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Simon Turner
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