The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed




Includes the hits "Nights In White Satin" and "Tuesday Afternoon"

In Days of Future Passed, the Moody Blues extended the range of pop music, taking it to the intersection with the world of classical music. Initially a British pop/rock outfit scoring instant success in 1964 with Go Now, the band re-grouped in 1967 with this historic disc — the beat group and the symphony orchestra feeding on each other's inspiration.

Written to be a stage show about the day in the life of a person, the songs in Days of Future Passed were worked into concert form by The Moody Blues before the band was even signed to a record label. When The Moody Blues were signed to Deram Records, the label's parent company Decca in the U.K. was looking for the quintet to record alongside an orchestra to create an audio demonstration album to be used at retail shops. The band agreed but asked for five days in the studio to work out parts. When they returned to the label heads with the psychedelic rock and symphonic classic Days of Future Passed and not the symphony they were hired for, it kicked off the birth of progressive rock.

The Moody Blues Days Of Future Passed was an artistic and crowning achievement for the ages. It produced two gigantic hit singles with Tuesday Afternoon and the monumental Nights In White Satin, which not only charted in 1967 but then again in 1972 when the album and the single reached the top of the charts, thanks to the endless touring, an incredible string of classic rock smash albums, and the strength of the material from a 1967 masterwork which will forever last in the journals of rock and popular music.

Friday Music is very proud to announce The Moody Blues 180-gram audiophile vinyl series with our first installment of their mind blowing classic Days Of Future Passed. Mastered by Joe Reagoso from the original Deram Records tapes with Kevin Gray, this limited edition classic will be a much-welcomed and important addition to your music collection.

As an added treat to celebrate the 45th Anniversary Edition of this legendary Moody Blues album, the artwork is presented in a gatefold cover for the first time, making this a feast for the ears as well as for the eyes.

 



Side 1
The Day Begins
Dawn: Dawn Is I A Feeling
The Morning: Another Morning
Lunch Break: Peak Hour

Side 2
The Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)
Evening: The Sun Set: Twilight Time
The Night: Nights In White Satin

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