Days of Future Passed is the second album and first concept album by English prog rock band The Moody Blues, released in November 1967 by Deram Records. With its fusion of orchestral and rock elements, it has been cited as one of the first examples of progressive rock. The album was recorded at a time when the Moody Blues were suffering financial difficulties and lack of critical and commercial success.
2008 reissue of their Moody Blues first seven album releases, each with bonus content. Originally released in November 1967, Days of Future Passed was an outstanding technical achievement for its time. The record label Deram wanted to show off its new studio recording techniques by having The Moody Blues record a Dvorák symphony in this "Deramic Stereo Sound" process, which The Moodies did not want to do.
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That's mostly because they came to this album with the strongest, most cohesive body of songs in their history, having spent the previous year working up a new stage act and a new body of material (and working the bugs out of it on-stage), the best of which ended up here.
The band’s second album was an orchestral rock concept album, and features their famous single, Nights In White Satin. It will be reissued as a three disc, 2CD+DVD set and one of the big selling point is the reversion to the very original 1967 stereo mix which was superseded in 1972 due to damage on the original master tape. This 2CD/DVD set will be issued on 17 November 2017. Days of Future Passed 2CD+DVD.
The Moody Blues classic 1967 album Days Of Future Passed is regarded as one of the foundation stones of the progressive rock genre. In 2017, the band headed out on the album's 50th Anniversary Tour including the wonderful show captured at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts in Toronto accompanied by a full orchestra. The concert begins with the band by themselves performing a selection of classic Moody Blues tracks before they are joined by the orchestra to perform Days Of Future Passed in its entirety plus a couple of fantastic encore tracks.
For an album that was, according to surviving members of the Moody Blues (guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward, bassist/vocalist John Lodge and drummer Graeme Edge), recorded in a mere seven days, Days of Future Passed (Deram, 1967) remains one of the early masterpieces of progressive rock, in addition to becoming a relatively constant (and big) seller. There may, however, be a couple of myths behind the reality of its origin
As Days of Future Passed shot up the . rock charts, the Moody Blues secured their place in prog history. But the project, released on Nov. 9, 1967, had been fraught with deep uncertainty, weird happenstance and then – at least in the . initial lack of interest. The Moody Blues had started out as a rootsy band, as far removed from symphonic rock as they could be. "We were originally a rhythm-and-blues band, wearing blue suits and singing about people and problems in the Deep South," frontman Justin Hayward told the Los Angeles Times in 1990. Usually an album was six hit singles and six B-sides of songs that people didn't particularly want to listen to. We put it together as an album, 40 minutes of real music. That's why there's no stops, no scrolls, in Days of Future Passed. One song goes into the next song. It goes through as a complete work of ar. Thing is, Decca didn't know about any of it.