Days of Future Passed Live
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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 entire
DVD Track Listing
Part One – The Moody Blues In Concert
1. I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)
2. The Voice
3. Steppin' In A Slide Zone
4. Say It With Love
6. Your Wildest Dreams
7. Isn't Life Strange
8. I Know You're Out There Somewhere
9. The Story In Your Eyes
Part Two – Days Of Future Passed Live
10. The Day Begins
11. Morning Glory
12. Dawn (Prelude)
13. Dawn Is A Feeling
14. The Morning (Prelude)
15. Another Morning
16. Lunch Break (Prelude)
17. Peak Hour
18. Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)
19. Evening (Time To Get Away)
20. The Sun Set (Prelude)
21. The Sun Set
22. Twilight (Prelude)
23. Twilight Time
24. Late Lament
25. Nights In White Satin
26. The Night (Finale)
28. Ride My See-Saw
Remembering Days Of Future Passed – Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge discuss the making of this classic album.
- Artist: The Moody Blues
- Title: Days of Future Passed Live
- Configuration: DVD
- Release Date: 03/23/18
- Order Due Date: 02/23/18
- Selection #: EV308089
- UPC: 801213080892
- Series Code: FD15
- Packaging: Standard DVD SuperBox
- Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS Surround Sound
- Video: 16:9
- TRT: 135 mins approx.
- The Moody Blues: Justin Hayward (guitar, vocals); John Lodge (bass, vocals); Graeme Edge (drums, percussion)
- With: Norda Mullen (flute, guitar, percussion, vocals); Julie Ragins (keyboards, percussion, guitar, saxophone, vocals); Alan Hewitt (keyboards, vocals); Billy Ashbaugh (drums, percussion)
- And: Elliot Davis (musical director, conductor and co-arranger)
Days of Future Passed Live
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 2.88 Ounces
- Item model number : 801213080892
- Director : David Barnard
- Media Format : Dolby, NTSC
- Run time : 2 hours and 15 minutes
- Release date : March 23, 2018
- Actors : The Moody Blues
- Studio : Eagle Rock Ent
- ASIN : B0794JYPL1
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #29,509 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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1969 – Caught Live +5
1970 – Isle Of Wight
1991 – Live At Montreux
1992 – Live At Red Rocks
2000 – Royal Albert Hall
2005 – Lovely To See You
Each concert is different and memorable, but this latest set from May of 2017 with a full orchestra at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts in Toronto really shines.
Recreating and celebrating the 50th anniversary of ‘Days Of Future Passed”, the Moody Blues are in perfect form – possibly more, despite the lack of Mike Pinder and the sad passing of Ray Thomas. There are four support members to make up the difference without outshining Hayward, Lodge and Edge.
The concert is magically lit with laser and spotlights, a perfectly arranged band and orchestra and a huge panoramic screen in the back showcasing psychedelic photos, videos and all album covers – sometimes moving about. The ‘spoken word’ of Graeme Edge is done by a prerecorded actor Jeremy Irons on the back screen with so much emphasis on the words, it adds immense magic and gravity to the presentation.
The concert begins with nine classic Moody Blues songs from over the decades before it jumps in ‘Days Of Future Passed’. Then it really becomes interesting. The entire album is played exactly as on the album, but each song is done from start to finish without any overlap or direct sequencing. One really gets to appreciate the orchestral versions played note for note by the orchestra. The back screen portrays amazing photos and videos representing parts of one day – morning to night - the theme of the album.
The camera work is stellar with shots of the members of the orchestra and the audience without too much emphasis on either. It really is one of their best live performances ever recorded. Of course, there has to be the classic encore of ‘Question’ and ‘Ride My See Saw’. It is a grand finale to a spectacular event.
Blu-Ray also includes generous interviews with Hayward, Lodge and Edge describing what it was like to record this classic album. There are also lots of ‘set-up’ options. The sound is so crystal clear and the video is hypnotizing.
We still miss Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas; Rest In Peace.
Received this blu-ray a few days ago but we didn’t have time to watch it until yesterday afternoon (no, it wasn’t a Tuesday). I skipped past most of the first half of the concert to get to the meat and potatoes of this particular disc, Days of Future Passed live, in its entirety.
I am a man not moved to tears by nearly anything, by the end of this disc, I was in tears.
Tears of joy... it was a wonderfully stunning performance by the Moodies, their backup artists, and the orchestra. The conductor, who basically rewrote the orchestration, did a magnificent job. I was so thankful to have a soundbar with a subwoofer and not just the squeaky TV speakers. The sound quality was awesome, as well as the video.
Tears of sadness... music like this is no longer written or performed, except by those who have the talent to do so, and they are, unfortunately, passing from this world. Ray, I miss you voice, your flute and your songs, you are missed. Todays computer generated noise is, by definition, not music. That era is gone, and we are all worse off because of it. So many young people will never know the joy of listening to real music, performed by real people, who worked hard to achieve real talent. Those performers do not require an elaborate stage show to cover up the fact that they lack talent.
Tears of thankfulness... that the talented are still willing to set their personal lives aside to bring their music to those who love and appreciate it.
All this is not meant to be a Moody Blues love fest, but an appreciation for the simple fact that this disc exists and of the efforts it took to create it. If you enjoy real music this is one of the best examples of it. Take advantage of it, enjoy it, experience it, be moved by it.
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After 50 years this stage performance with orchestra must be considered a high point in the career of this band and a high point in the progression of popular rock music.
Existentially human and divinely cosmic at the same time, the beauty of this musical celebration has rarely been matched. Justin Hayward and John Lodge were in great vocal and instrumental form and Graeme Edge looked and sounded right at home. The orchestra was marvelously supporting under Elliott Davis conducting but it was the soaring vocals of Lodge and especially Hayward that filled the arena and dvd performance that soared to the heights of love and humanity.
The set of songs without orchestra gave me an appreciation of how relaxed the group is with their newer songs which were brought forward with an effortless air and no signs of self-consciousness. Just a well mannered "'pleased to be here doing a show with you' kind of mood.
I won't mention age and don't think it would add to this review to do so.
This performance was tastefully wild and wonderful as only the" Moodies " have accomplished. Love was in the air and it flowed from the vocals and instruments of the "Moodies" and orchestra this time and as we know , many times before and since. Thankyou Moody Blues and every one who contributed in this fabulous collaboration .
It seem like to band are playing suddenly it with Orchestra alone
I would appreciate if you could exchange it for Moody Blues "Live at the Royal Albert Hall
I will await your reply for my request