Days Of Future Passed (50th Anniversary Deluxe) - Moody Blues, CD
t's the 50th anniversary of the album with which The Moody Blues fused psychedelia, symphonic music (courtesy of the London Festival Orchestra), rock power and pop hooks, scoring an international smash and establishing their career in the process. Their classic hits "Tuesday Afternoon" and "Nights in White Satin" were born right here on one of the most ambitious and successful pop albums of it's time. Perhaps fans have heard the rumblings: one particularly exciting thing about this anniversary reissue is the newly restored 1967 original stereo mix, which hasn't been heard since '72 due to a damaged master tape. You can hear that on 180-gram vinyl, or in the deluxe edition, which also includes bonus 1967 studio recordings ("Long Summer Days," "Please Think About It"), BBC radio sessions ("Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," "Nights in White Satin," "Twilight Time," "Fly Me High" and more), alternate mixes of "Tuesday Afternoon" and "Dawn Is a Feeling," "The Sun Set" (alternate version without orchestra), the B-sides "I Really Haven't Got the Time," "Cities" and more. A DVD with previously unreleased 1968 footage of the band performing three songs at MIDEM (then just in it's second year) plus the album's 1967 mix in 24-bit stereo and a 5.1 surround mix derived from the 1972 Quad mix round out this definitive return to "Days of Future Passed"! Polydor.