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The Moody Blues


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3.77 | 346 ratings

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3 stars On The Threshold Of A Dream is the fourth full-length studio album by UK progressive rock act The Moody Blues. It was the first album by the band to reach #1 in the British album charts and to enter top 20 in the American album chart. A big commercial success for The Moody Blues even though the only single released from the album Never Comes the Day turned out to be a commercial flop.

The music on the album continues in the same style that the band initiated on In Search of the Lost Chord (1968). Pretty simple pop/ rock songs with additional progressive features like flute and mellotron. The most progressive moment on the album is probably the ending three piece suite ( Have You Heard? Pt. 1, The Voyage and Have You Heard? Pt. 2) which I find pretty good. But most of the songs on the album are of high compositional quality albeit a bit too sweet, nice and likable in atmosphere for my taste.

The vocals are pleasant and warm and the musicianship is generally good.

The production is a bit better than the one on In Search of the Lost Chord and I think it suits the music well with a warmer and fuller sound.

On The Threshold Of A Dream is a natural successor to In Search of the Lost Chord but I must admit that I donīt hear much difference between the two in terms of songwriting or changes in the overall style. On The Threshold Of A Dream is a good melodic progressive rock album though and if you enjoy song oriented and simple progressive rock itīs recommendable. Donīt expect to be blown away by extented intrumental sections though. A 3 star rating is deserved.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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