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Posted: 10/10/2004 7:26:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 7:27:12 AM EST by MillerSHO]
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:28:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 7:30:15 AM EST by California_Kid]
The Threshold of a Dream album was created as a demo record to show off top-of-the-line sound equipment of its day, much like Mannheim Steamroller's Fresh Aire.

The content of the music is secondary to how good it sounds. It's moody, it's blue, and it has chick appeal.

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:30:12 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:43:27 AM EST
Nights in White Satin and Led Zeppeilin's "Stairway to Heaven" are considered to be the two greatest rock and roll anthems ever.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:50:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 7:50:59 AM EST by redfisher]
Question

talking out of turn

I know you're out there-somewhere

Driftwood

your wildest dreams

Gemini Dream

The Voice

Say it with Love

I could go on for hours with this one as they are one of my favorites and I have been privileged to have seen them live more than 6 or 7 times many with the orchestra- which is almost a spiritual experience

Do yourself a favor and give them a listen MillerSHO, you will discover for yourself
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:08:41 AM EST
What a great band, and one that has never received their due. A great band!
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:14:52 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:25:38 AM EST
The song might not really mean anything. I heard an interveiw with Justin Hayward where he said that the time it takes to listen to the song is the same amout of time it took to write it.
But your right, it is a good song.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:30:37 AM EST
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[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 8:35:16 AM EST by MillerSHO]
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:35:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 8:36:47 AM EST by warlord]
I would also recommend the Days of Future Past, an oldie moldy but I like it.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:38:53 AM EST
I saw them in concert last year, for the first time, after being a fan for more than 30 years. I was not disappointed. As for your question, a large intake of drugs always helps to understand music from the 60s better.

I just enjoy and try not to question it. Absolutely, one of the very best groups out there.

Timothy Leary's dead.........


Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:39:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hellboy:
Nights in White Satin and Led Zeppeilin's "Stairway to Heaven" are considered to be the two greatest rock and roll anthems most overplayed, overblown, overpraised pomp-rock dirges ever.



Fixed it fer ya.

Nights in White Satin as done by the Dickies is hilarious though. They played it at "ramming speed"......
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:42:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:58:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
I don't think any song can be compared to Stairway to Heaven when it comes to being overplayed and driven into the ground. The dickies were a punk outfit, and there are many here who will gladly tell you anything not recorded prior to 1981 is "teh suck".





Any band that puts out an album called "Stukas Over Disneyland" can't be all bad....
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:03:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By MillerSHO:
I did google them, still didn't make much sense, other then a simple "missing my love" song, but then again, I'm really good at looking into music more then necessary.

Cali-kid, that's a pretty good explaination, not much content, but the song sounds so damn good.

Nights in white satin,
Never reaching the end,
Letters I've written,
Never meaning to send.

Beauty I'd always missed
With these eyes before,
Just what the truth is
I can't say anymore.

'Cause I love you,
Yes, I love you,
Oh, how, I love you.

Gazing at people,
Some hand in hand,
Just what I'm going thru
They can understand.

Some try to tell me
Thoughts they cannot defend,
Just what you want to be
You will be in the end,

And I love you,
Yes, I love you,
Oh, how, I love you.
Oh, how, I love you.

Nights in white satin,
Never reaching the end,
Letters I've written,
Never meaning to send.

Beauty I'd always missed
With these eyes before,
Just what the truth is
I can't say anymore.

'Cause I love you,
Yes, I love you,
Oh, how, I love you.
Oh, how, I love you.

'Cause I love you,
Yes, I love you,
Oh, how, I love you.
Oh, how, I love you.





I always thought of it as a song to the Holy Spirit......
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:05:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:29:07 AM EST
Like the Moody Blues, like the Dickies.

Like Emerson,Lake and Palmer more than the Moody Blues.

Classic music is timeless.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:30:19 AM EST
Freebird.



Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
I don't think any song can be compared to Stairway to Heaven when it comes to being overplayed and driven into the ground.

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Link Posted: 10/10/2004 11:37:41 AM EST
Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but "Night in White Satin" was from the "Days of Future Past" Album. It is an incredible album that includes the London Symphany Orchestra. It basically (if you can even use that word to describe The Moody Blues) encompasses the entire day, from sunrise to night, but its lyrics also describe life in the same process. It is hard to understand sometimes if they are actually singing about the day, or about a lifetime that has finally eclipsed. The "story" at the end encompasses life and closure to the album.

Some of my favourites from their other albums include:

The Actor
The Tide Washes In
Watching and Waiting
Legend of a Mind (as mentioned previously)
New Horizons
etc...

I used to collect all the original Moody Blues Albums and 45's. I still have a bunch that I cannot play, but will never let go.

Enjoy!!

EAM
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 1:17:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 1:17:45 PM EST by Carbine_Man]
  • Ride My See-Saw
  • Tuesday Afternoon
  • Question
  • The Story In Your Eyes
  • Isn't Life Strange
  • I'm Just A Singer
  • Forever Autumn
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 1:55:22 PM EST
Awesome, Moody Blues are the best. Saw them at Summerfest (I think it was summerfest) at the Marcus Ampitheatre a few years back. It was an awesome concert. Saw the Allman Brothers a few weeks before that summer too (one of my other favorite bands).

I'm 22, and I'm a classic rock nut. Best music ever made in my opinion.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 4:34:38 PM EST
Your Wildest Dreams... in an alternate universe that would have been playing as my wedding song to a very sweet girl who drifted apart from me. Ultra-liberal, but pro-Israel (she was jewish).
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:23:41 PM EST
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