Compositions and arrangements for pop group and symphony orchestra belong to the British pop scene like the Queen to Commonwealth. The Moody Blues, one of a seemingly never-ending number of groups which sprang up in the North of England, ventured early into new territory in that they undertook an ambitious project which is sought to mediate between classical tradition and modern music and which might very well be described as a real crossover. Their very first long-playing record, made in 1967, was a smash hit right from the start. The album Days of Future Passed jumped into the U.S. charts within a few weeks and remained there for almost two years, bringing the group their first Gold Disc.
As the title suggests, the six individual recordings fit together within the programmatic framework of a passing day. This synthesis of orchestral music and original flower power sound, where the past melts with the future, results in Nights in White Satin, a timeless superhit.
Dawn (Dawn Is a Feeling)
Morning (Another Morning)
Lunch Break (Peak Hour)
Afternoon/Forever Afternoon (Tuesday)/(Evening) Time To Get Away
Evening/Sun Set/Twilight Time
Night (Nights In White Satin)
Tuesday Afternoon (Alternate Mix)
Dawn Is A Feeling (Alternate Mix)
Sun Set (Alternate Version)
Twilight Time (Alternate Vocal Mix)
Nights In White Satin (Mono Single Version)
Fly Me High (Mono Single Version)
I Really Haven't Got The Time (Mono Single Version)
Love & Beauty (Mono Single Version)
Leave This Man Alone (Mono Single Version)
Cities (Mono Single Version)
Long Summer Days (Stereo Version)
Please Think About It (Stereo Version)
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood (BBC Saturday Club 9/5/67)
Love & Beauty (BBC Easybeat Session 20/9/67)
Leave This Man Alone (BBC Easybeat Session 20/9/67)
Peak Hour (BBC Easybeat Session 20/9/67)
Nights In White Satin (BBC Dave Symonds Session 1/1/68)
Fly Me High (BBC Dave Symonds Session 1/1/68)
Twilight Time (Live BBC Dave Symonds Session 1/1/68)
Customer Reviews(4.56 Stars) 9 person(s) rated this product.
Great Sound, Well done!
posted on 04/27/2010 5 Stars Reviewer: Vinny
Just short and sweet, the best I have ever heard this disk, without a doubt. 5 stars all the way!
Good Surround but DTS was better
posted on 01/22/2010 4 Stars Reviewer: zbtsdad
I bought this as part of a package of Moody Blues titles. While the mixes were clear, they seemed to lack the bass and overall warmth of the DTS disc that I bought some time back.
posted on 08/06/2006 5 Stars Reviewer: greg c
I own the DTS version of this. In that 4.1 mix, although the orchestral parts are beautifully remastered, the Moody's songs were flat sounding. On this SACD, the band's songs are remastered much better and the symphonic sections are almost as good. I would defintely recommend this for anyone that is looking for a better version than the DTS.
A great, but somewhat misleading release
posted on 06/27/2006 4 Stars Reviewer: Jay Rudko
I'm a big Moody Blues fan. I was delighted when the DTS version of this album was released, and I still play that one, too. The sound on the SACD is better in most aspects, but the mix, claimed to be 5.1, is really 4.0. No center, no subwoofer. In this manner it's more faithful to the original quadraphonic master. The DTS version was 4.1, so there was some subwoofer action. The misleading labeling, plus the lack of subwoofer output, prevents me from giving this the five-star rating it would otherwise deserve.
The ultimate version of this amazing record
posted on 05/02/2006 5 Stars Reviewer: Bas Möllenkramer
I already knew the quad mix from the DTS-CD which has been around a couple of years. This SACD opens the sound out a whole lot further. This SACD is a tribute to the superb sound engineers at Decca, the conductor, the orchestra and of course the incomparable Moody Blues. I have this album on mono and stereo vinyl, on MoFi CD, on DTS-CD, and now on SACD. This is the ultimate and a must have.
posted on 04/29/2006 5 Stars Reviewer: Paul Cordingley
This is an astonishing album, both musically and sonically. The quad-esque (5.1) mix (the only one I listen to) is, frankly, breathtaking, as are the other three quad masters now on SACD. Wonderfully discrete - in fact, far more discrete than I would have imagined for an album recorded in 1967 - this is a surround music lovers dream.
The sound of the album is warm, lush and never fatiguing - and it can be played loud with no problem. This is classic music, classic quad, and a true delight. 10/10.
NEED INPUT! email me pls! conditional rating. Dont own yet
posted on 04/13/2006 3 Stars Reviewer: MIKE
Actually just responding to the first review here and BEGGING for more input. You may not believe this but I bought a second home theatre (coincidentally and luckily SACD capable)solely because the first was not at that time DTS capable for the Moody Blues DVD! Now Ive become a SACD/DVD-A junkie and have waited with bated breath for these 5 Moody SACD's to be reviewed. Ive come to realize I cant blindly buy these things because of the wide disparity in quality.(then the DTS was a huge disappointment) I was really happy to read the first reviewer appreciated the surround sound aspect but Im aching for more specifics. I like my SACD's to have super obvious dedicated channels for individual sounds, even to the point of playfulness. I think this type of remastering would especially lend itself to trippy music such as the Moodys. Can anyone expound on the production values in this regard? On the sound in general? For all I know, the original masters may be lacking. HELP!
Like a Live Concert
posted on 04/04/2006 5 Stars
For such an old record it's unbelievable how good it sounds.This reminds me of a life concert i saw in the early seventies. Multichannel sound is how it should be!! A must have SACD!!