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The Moody Blues


Crossover Prog

3.77 | 346 ratings

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Frankie Flowers
4 stars On The Threshold Of A Dream is another special album from the Moodies. They were exploring dreams this time and that feeling is especially evident on the second half of the record. Like all of the early albums, the instrumental arrangements are really wonderful and full of depth.

I've always had a soft spot for this group. It's not only for the textures in the music but simply because of the charm in their voices as well as the nature of their lyrics. Thomas' "Dear Diary" is a really great song with some fine flute parts. Definitely one of the best on the album. I also love "So Deep Within You" very much. Other highlights are "Never Comes The Day", the funny "Lazy Day" and "Are You Sitting Comfortably?" I sometimes find this release is more dreamily psychedelic than "Lost Chord" in many ways.

Much of the music sets a very typical mood for a lazy, dreamy Sunday afternoon. The mellowness also makes it suitable for a bottle of wine in a dimly lit room. The beginning of the album and "The Dream" by Edge seguing into Have You Heard part one and two and "The Voyage" end the album on a dark and moody note which is somehow excellent for those times when you are a bit moody yourself. It otherwise has the ability to sooth your soul or cheer you up on a rainy day.

This is definitely up there with the quality of all the other albums from the classic era. I give four solid stars to this sixties classic without a doubt.

Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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