The Moody Blues’ Masterpiece finally returns to the site with KILLER Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this early British pressing – the vinyl is exceptionally quiet for this 60+ year old title as well
The sound is huge, rich and lively throughout – you need this kind of space for the orchestral parts to work their Moody Magic
An Album Experience beyond practically anything that had come before (Sgt. Pepper excluded)
4 1/2 stars: “Days of Future Passed became one of the defining documents of the blossoming psychedelic era, and one of the most enduringly popular albums of its era.”
This album is more than 50 years old for god’s sake! In those 50 years I’d forgotten how good it is.
“Tuesday Afternoon” is the Perfect Pop Song, with the whole of side two flowing effortlessly from it as each song (each day) is linked by means of the surrounding orchestrations until it reaches its zenith with the climax of “Nights in White Satin.”
The sound is very much a part of the entire experience. The strings of the orchestra sound as sweet as any Decca, the soundstage wide and deep as any symphonic recording.
For those of you who still think Mobile Fidelity is the king on this one, here’s a record that demonstrates what a real orchestra sounds like. (more…)
This early UK pressing has a stunning Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
Just full of that Moodies Magic: warm, full-bodied, rich and smooth with excellent size and energy
The first Moody Blues album to feature their trademark mellotron arrangements
“…the album on which the Moody Blues discovered drugs and mysticism as a basis for songwriting and came up with a compelling psychedelic creation, filled with songs about Timothy Leary and the astral plane and other psychedelic-era concerns.”