Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
The Moody Blues - On The Threshold Of A Dream CD (album) cover


The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

3.77 | 346 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Special Collaborator
Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars After the amazing In Search Of The Lost Chord an eerir and mysterious masterpiece, The Moody Blues then settled in with what would be their trademark throughout the rest of their finest years: somewhat progressive, sometimes folky, but highly romantic music. This one does succeed by featuring some very nice songwriting. And, like most of the Moodies albums, it gave the prog fan (or art-rock fan at the time) something to play for their girlfriend, that she could enjoy and sing along with.

The album begins with the ominous In The Beginning, a Graeme Edge poetry piece, that gives the impression that the album will be in a similar vein as The Lost Chord. But the tone brightens immediately with Lovely To See You, a cheerful, rocking song, featuring those vocal harmonies that only The Moody Blues could create.

Of the rest of the songs, Lazy Day and especially Dear Diary are the standout tracks, both with great lyrics, and somewhat dark musical interludes. But the best work is the final trio of songs: the two parts of Have You Heard? sandwiching the beautifully orchestral The Voyage. It is here that Michael Pinder does some of his best keyboard work on any of the Moddies albums.

Not perfect, but still a very good album.

Evolver | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this THE MOODY BLUES review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives