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5.0 out of 5 stars A great classical/progressive rock concept album
"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 &...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good afternoon
An album made under unusual conditions at a time when The Moody Blues were commercially nowhere, 'Days Of Future Passed' would be more accurately credited equally to band and orchestra. That's where the problem lies: the band's 'Afternoon', 'Evening' and 'Night' segments are superb, but before you get to them you have to listen to what is mostly light orchestral music of...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Oct. 2014
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superb music and service
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5.0 out of 5 stars In the begining, there was Rock and Roll...., 29 Oct. 2007
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Mr. K. Gibbons (Rochdale, England) - See all my reviews
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....then came The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed. And forty years on they're still doing it. This is the first, but not the best. There is no such thing as "the best" Moody Blues album. This is special because of the mix of Classic and Rock music. Forget how it came about - the Deram new stereo system etc - just listen to the music. The lyrics, the tunes, the harmonies, the poems. Wonderful, wonderful music. And the climax is Nights in White Satin. Not just because it's an all time classic "single". But because of the "whole piece". To fully appreciate Nights in White Satin, you need to hear it here, on the album. And stay listening as the track moves gently into the closing poem. Beautiful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Looking to the Future, 19 Nov. 2008
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Mr. Peter Steward "petersteward" (Norwich, England) - See all my reviews
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Some of my albums take on an almost mythical proportions due to not being played regularly. Sometimes the legend of an album will far outweigh its reality. So I returned to Days of Future Passed for the first time in many years and found it an interesting introduction to the group. Denny Laine was long gone and here we were faced with a fusion of classic music with pop/rock and poetry (the kaftan effect). At times it tips the nod to Gershwin's An American in Paris and at others is an amalgam of styles. Somehow it maintains its freshness and never lapses into dull repetition.

It doesn't take too much imagination to see how the band would move from this classical phrase into more mythical areas.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This would have been better at the end, 8 Oct. 2014
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This is a concept album with tracks on a theme of 24 hours - morning, daytime, dusk, night time, etc. Starts with a straight orchestral track which is actually snippets of the following rock/pop tracks put together as chamber music. This would have been better at the end. There is the usual deep voiced poetry and the best track is Nights in White Satin which goes well with the orchestration. The other tracks are OK but not as good as their following 3 CDs. The extra tracks detract from the concept tracks but the alternative tracks are OK and interesting.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Still worth a listen after all these years, 24 July 2013
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This was the original Moodies album that set them on the way. Now digitally remastered by Justin, the quality of sound is reasonably good, especially the orchestral interludes, and includes the two classic tracks of Tuesday afternoon and the evergreen Nights in white satin. Some of the other material does sound rather dated now, but another Justin track Dawn is a feeling is worth a listen. All Moodies fans should have this in their collection for its importance of the development in 60's progressive rock. Simply unique!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 Nov. 2014
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great cd
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4.0 out of 5 stars Moodies re-visited., 18 Sept. 2013
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Had this on vinyl years ago, it was like meeting an old friend after many years...well worth buying again. If you dont know it, buy it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The incredible Moody Blues, 16 Dec. 2013
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it was good to revisit this, I had an old LP once. I havent heard it for many years now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... old record collection with CDs so that I can enjoy them all again, 25 Feb. 2015
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I am replacing my old record collection with CDs so that I can enjoy them all again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a classical , "quoi"...listen to it...NOW, 3 Aug. 2000
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It's a wonderfull record , the first one in rock and roll history to combine rock and symphonic elements .
I LOVE IT.......
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