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On The Threshold Of A Dream [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

The Moody Blues Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 Mar 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Decca - Pop
  • ASIN: B000002GQH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,030 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. In The Beginning
2. Lovely To See You
3. Dear Diary
4. Send Me No Wine
5. To Share Are Love
6. So Deep Within You
7. Never Comes The Day
8. Lazy Day
9. Are You Sitting Comfortably?
10. The Dream
11. Have You Heard (Part 1)
12. The Voyage
13. Have You Heard (Part 2)

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Released in 1969, just two years after the groundbreaking Days Of Future Passed, the Moodies' third collection kicked off in high gear with a gutsy Justin Hayward rocker--"Lovely To See You"--before seguing into typically cosmic territory. As ever, keyboardist Mike Pinder contributed the most unabashedly trippy numbers here: both "The Voyage" and "Have You Heard" float along dreamily on a raft of dope smoke and good karma--though the album also found the group moving away from Oriental and Indian influences, in favour of more traditional Western melodies and instrumentation, notably, Pinder's Mellotron. As ever, there's a slightly bittersweet quality to these songs, a sense of melancholy--as if the band were aware, even as they celebrated the counterculture's heyday, of its actual ephemerality. In this vein, Hayward's "Never Comes The Day" set the stage for the stoic, devotional love songs of his later work, while John Lodge's "To Share Our Love" betrayed the influence of the 1960s British blues scene upon his song writing. All in all, a strong, diverse set. --Andrew McGuire

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1. In The Beginning
2. Lovely To See You
3. Dear Diary
4. Send Me No Wine
5. To Share Are Love
6. So Deep Within You
7. Never Comes The Day
8. Lazy Day
9. Are You Sitting Comfortably?
10. The Dream
11. Have You Heard (Part 1)
12. The Voyage
13. Have You Heard (Part 2)

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spacey rock music. 10 Dec 2003
Format:Audio CD
In terms of variety and scale, On the Threshold of a Dream doesn't seem a huge step on from the previous album, In Search of the Lost Chord. However, the difference lies in its influences - Threshold is, in a way, a Western version of Lost Chord. Gone are the sitars, psychedelic sounds and the mystical, Indian feel. Here we have a very Western sounding album. Opening with a very cold, spacey synth, and some spoken philosophical words, the album takes the usual tour of 60s pop and experimental moments that the Moodies would slowly lose after this album.
Whilst promoted as a concept album, the theme here is a lot less clear than on their previous records. Whilst some songs have images of dreams and magic and philosophy, others seem unrelated, just being standard pop songs (Send Me No Wine and Lazy Day in particular).
The album standouts include 'Dear Diary', a slow, slightly sinister jazzy number, and the end run of the spoken 'The Dream', acoustic 'Have You Heard' and epic spacey instrumental 'The Voyage' - one of the band's most chilling and sonically impressive pieces.
All in all, a very impressive album, and an interesting step on from their earlier albums.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last! The definitive version of OTTOAD 21 April 2006
By Davith
Format:Audio CD
This Moody Blues album has always been one of my favourites. I still remember spending my hard-earned cash to buy it when it was first released way back in 1969. When it was finally released on CD I was disappointed for two reasons. Firstly, no attempt was made to remaster and clean up the original recording and secondally, the packaging was minimal and bore little resemblance to the vinyl version. Now DECCA have at last digitally remastered it in SACD 5.1 (mixed from the original Quadraphonic master tapes) & Stereo format and it has definately been worth the wait. Admittedly, I haven't heard the 5.1 channel mix as I don't have a multi-channel decoder but the SACD stereo mix is very impressive with instruments sounding clear and focused. (This is a hybrid disc so it also includes a stereo layer for playback on normal CD players). 9 bonus tracks are also included (alternative versions, outtakes & BBC Radio sessions). The icing on the cake is that the original vinyl artwork has now been restored including the lavish booklet with lyrics to all the songs, photos of the group and liner notes by David Symonds & Lionel Bart. To quote the latter, 'I think......I love the Moody Blues'!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A third classic in a row ! 20 Mar 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After the groundbreaking work of "Days of future passed" and the Indian mysticism of "In search of the lost chord" came possibly my favourite moodies album, "On the threshold of a dream". This is because of the main epic of 'Are you sitting comfortably?/The dream/Have you heard/Voyage/Have you heard (2)'.It is an amazing collage of mellotron sounds, serious lyrics and a phenomenal finish. I'm only 15 and this is mind-boggling listening material. Other high points include Justin Hayward's "Never comes the day" and John Lodge's "To share our love". Ray Thomas also contributes well with "Dear diary". The other tracks are still great, and although the original sleeve notes are slightly silly, it is definately Mike Pinder's closing epic that, for me is The Moody blues' all time masterpiece.This album ought to be owned by every fan of the progressive rock genre.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent work from the Moodies! 15 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This third album by the Moody Blues is one of their best, and forms part of the classic run of albums from 1967 to 1972. All the band are in fine form, and each contribute some excellent material. Hayward's wonderful 'Never Comes The Day' is one of his best rockers, together with a song co-written with Ray Thomas - the calm and soothing 'Are You Sitting Comfortably?' Equally, Mike Pinder's contributions are deserving of praise - the lovely 'So Deep Within You' and his three part masterpiece 'Have You Heard Parts 1+2' and 'The Voyage' together with the mysterious 'The Dream.' A Moody Blues album that is highly recomended!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
By russell clarke TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Just one of a slew of Moody Blues re-issues with bonus tracks out at the moment “On The Threshold Of A Dream” deserves a lasting place in the hypothetical memorial dedicated to great British prog- rock with a hint of psychedelic classics.
The Moody Blues have never been cool, indeed they were dubbed “The Pseudy Blues” and even now when many formerly maligned bands are receiving over due critical re-appraisals there is still an air of sniffy superior diffidence when it comes to this band. Well I am more than willing to stick my head above the parapet and risk a lampooning bullet in the eye and state that from “Days Of Future Passed” in 1967 up to 1975,s “Seventh Sojourn “where they went off the boil a bit, they released a body of work that stands along side such rock behemoths as Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
My personal favourites of that period are “To Our Children’s Children’s Children” and “Every Good Boy Deserves Favour” but in terms of psychedelic drug induced magnificence On The Threshold Of A Dream is up there with anything by The Beatles. It’s also a concept album without any tangible concept of what it’s being conceptual about. There is the obligatory occasional embarrassing lyrical turn and guff about spectral planes and astral journeys and such like. It’s self indulgent to a degree that goes way beyond self indulgence but is so painfully sincere you’d forgive them that and then some. Why? Well mainly because the music is magnificent. They could write terrific songs could The Moody Blues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good
the cd was very good delivered on time to replace my very old lp so that i can play it in my car
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I have a mangled tape of this somewhere, so good to hear it again. Also has extra tracks over the original.
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