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DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED

The Moody Blues

 

Crossover Prog

4.14 | 526 ratings

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The Lost Chord
5 stars 9.5/10 Incredible

The Moody Blues really have it here. This album shows the bands real sound coming together, the sound which they will hold for the next few albums with Pinder taking control. Mike Pinder is really the horse pulling the wagon with the band, his vision for this album and his mellotron work are all trademark to the moodies sound.

"Days of Future Passed" is really a "landmark moment in time". This could be considered one of if not the FIRST prog album ever recorded. I don't really have a say on that, but I do know this is an incredible work of music and art. It is stunning how the band makes such a huge leap forward to this new sound with the orchestra and all; truly labeling themselves as an innovative prog giant awakening. This album has perfect mood changes, the usual Moody Blues genius all surrounding, the incredible aura and sound of the band...it is just a really unbeliveable "start" for the band, if it can be considered a brand new start for them from the old sound. If you are at all into symphonic showerings of melodic beauty, this album is smothered in the stuff. "Days..." is kind of a stand-alone in that it doesn't quite sound like all of what is to come afterward, but it has the beginning elements of the bands new sound. All of this executed in pure greatness, with "In Search of the Lost Chord" an almost mind boggling return to greatness, in finer form, and perfection at that. Unbelieveable band, no wonder some fans considered them the saviours of mankind, aliens and so forth...the sound that is The Moody Blues is comprehensable only to the deepest emotions, an astounding album by one of the greatest bands ever. Thank goodness it only gets better after this one, what a feast of greatness!!!

The Lost Chord | 5/5 |

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