Days of Future Passed is certainly a package deal, and the orchestra and poetry are part of the package. I don;t know why Mike doesn't play with the Moodies anymore and if they even asked him to be part of this, but that's a whole other story. I'm glad to notice that the majority of ratings without reviews have done the same. Unlike another reviewer here, I didn't notice any tiredness of the band, nor was I feeling frustrated for their visible signs of ageing. And when the show started with the orchestral 'Overture' featuring themes from Days of Future Passed followed by 'Tuesday Afternoon', I was immediately fascinated by it. I recently purchased also Days of Future Passed Live 2017, which I haven't watched yet.
There are quite a lot of the later stuff as opposed to the classic era of '67 - '72 that I'm not so fond of. But this is just as effective in the emotional sense; all those marvelous songs were born from Pinder's aching view on the world around him. I feel lucky and blessed that I came across this song at the right time for me, and that I followed my feeling to look up the song when it was on my mind last night. I've always thought that the Royal Albert Hall is a beautiful venue, and visually this concert is indeed pleasant: the lights and the camera work are well done. And the Rolling Stones with eerie sounding violins on the psychedelic 2000 Light-Years From Home.
For example, in the song 'Dawn is a feeling ' the part that says: 'the smell of grass just makes you pass into a dream', but also parts of the lyrics in other songs as well. It has imperfections and a couple of feeble songs, but not fundamental flaws. In my opinion, the orchestra had some promise and, of the two, might have been the one to continue experimenting with. The band released th original album in 1967, so it's 50 years old!!! The orchestral pieces mostly serve as bridges between suites or songs. Although nicely performed by Pinder, the poetry itself doesn't justify its inclusion as the bookends of the album. The musicians that participated here are the 5 members of the band, together with the London Festival Orchestra.
I went with this feeling because I remember first hearing it quite some time before my seventh birthday. Their mix of sentimentalism and existentialism still resonates with listeners today, a point perhaps best made when the band was invited to play themselves on that most trendy of television shows, The Simpsons. And like good wine, it only gets better by aging. Their company Deram , didn't want to release the record in the beginning, because they were afraid that the combination of Rock and Symphonic music would be a failure. Yes, I was very young, and it was not until a few hours ago that I understood the full meaning of the song. Includes 11 x 22 lyrics poster see images Tracks A1, B1, B3 Published by Tyler Music Ltd.
Despite all these, the album made very good sales, it reached at No. The baritone voice of Ray Thomas was never replaced, so that's a history-story now. Here the orchestra and the orchestration seem like integral components of the track. Its early-80s release date and the fact that it spawned some successful singles probably make Long Distance Voyager suspect to many prog fans. Posted Thursday, November 9, 2017 Review 1820501. Days of Future Passed is a concept album, with a very simple but nice theme.
The album Strange Times 1999 had been released a short while ago; threes tracks are featured here. After many discussions between the band, their manager and the company, they finally agreed to release the record. They presented their wonderful and varied blend of styles, layered with the unsurpassed Mellotron. The years between 1994 and 2013 frankly weren't very fruitful for The Moody Blues. His playing seems somewhat restrained, and is pushed back in the mix.
Posted Monday, April 8, 2019 Review 2181999 Another single outtake from the Moodies' classic line-up's second album In Search of the Lost Chord. The albums after The Present 1983 are the poorest in the band's catalogue, but still it would have been more interesting to choose less familiar songs for change. On that legendary night the atmosphere was electric, this had fuelled The Moody Blues their inspiration and generated an unique chemistry between the musicians. This single is very good when judged by the music only, but first and foremost it's just a sampler of a complete album that shows how much the Moodies were an album band, and a pioneering one at that. A couple of singles were also released from its material.
And the B side track 'Dr. Overall, a high-quality album, well produced, with good songs. For me a very moving experience, also due to Mike Pinder his omnipresent Mellotron work, breathtaking. Featuring orchestral arrangements and introducing to many ears the transcendent tones of the mellotron, that work almost single-handedly set the stage for the progressive rock movement. It sounds so good just the way it is. Although the band picks some rocking tracks, it all sounds rather soft. The joyful and mildly naiive approach approach was very typical for Thomas.