Days of Future Passed Live is a live album by The Moody Blues that consists of their live performance at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto in 2017. The album was released on 23 March 2018. The performance was the first time in the band's history that they had played the entire Days of Future Passed album live, and is particularly notable for the inclusion of songs written by Mike Pinder, whose material has seldom been included in the band's live sets since his 1978 departure.
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.
The Moody Blues' legendary album Days of Future Passed turned 50 last year, and to celebrate, the band performed the album in its entirety live on tour. That performance is now making its way to fans. Days of Future Passed Live is set for a March 23 release on DVD, Blu-ray and CD. You can see the track listing below and a trailer above. The upcoming video and audio sets kick off with the Moddy Blues performing a selection of their best-known songs. They are then joined by the orchestra for a full performance of Days of Future Passed. Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons supplies the voice for the two spoken-word tracks, Morning Glory and Late Lament. The DVD also includes a bonus segment, "Remembering Days of Future Passed," which features new interviews with band members Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge talking about the making of their classic album.
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
I saw the Moody Blues play live once, at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, and after the band played this song, the applause went on for at least ten minutes. Hayward looked down at the stage floor, and seemed somewhat embarrassed by all the fuss.
This film, capturing an electric evening at The Sony Centre, Toronto, where the band were joined on stage by a full orchestra for the first time ever, is the definitive performance of this seminal album. This spectacle of a show features stunning visuals and a unique narration performed by Jeremy Irons, transporting the audience and viewer to the psychedelic dream world of their classic record.
The legendary classic rock outfit has detailed Days of Future Passed Live, a new DVD featuring the band performing the 1967 album, Days of Future Passed, front to back in concert.