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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

3.77 | 345 ratings

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3 stars After the hugely successful "Days of Future passed" and "In Search of the Lost Chord", both excellent concept prog albums, The Moody Blues had one further stint at a conceptual thematic album with "On The Threshold of a Dream".

This one features some of their trippiest material such as the rollicking harmonious 'Lovely to see you' and the psychedelic 'Dear diary'. It kind of blurs together after this great opening with the likes of 'Send me no wine', 'To share our love' and 'So deep within you'. 'Never comes the day' brings things back to excellence, and the big closing suite is great; 'Have you heard? pt. 1', 'The voyage' and 'Have you heard? pt. 2'. This is where the album's proggiest moments lie.

Overall this is perhaps best purchased with the other 2 concept albums as the trilogy is the best of The Moody Blues studio releases for sure. After this album things became more complex but not necessarily as compelling, as the band searched for another top 10 single.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 3/5 |


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