Days Of Future Passed: Justin Hayward’s Album Faves

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If you ever wondered which Moody Blues albums are frontman Justin Hayward’s faves, then read on.

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Days of Future Passed (Deram) – “It was the beginning of the album being the medium that people really wanted. They’d go to other people’s apartments and listened and enjoyed themselves, fell in love and got stoned. It was all to these albums and of course it was just absolutely wonderful for us. And the timing was right for our kind of band. I wouldn’t say [Days of Future Passed] changed our lives, but it was a huge milestone.”

 

 

 

 

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Question of Balance (Threshold) – “It was a real attempt to get back to a live sound and it brought another dimension out into the group. We’d kind of got lost up our own backsides really with so much studio involvement and recording trickery. I think Question of Balance was a conscious effort to bring it back to more of a live feel.”

 

 

 

 

 

MoodySidebar_032715CThe Other Side of Life (Threshold/Polydor) – “I met [producer]Tony [Visconti] socially and then we got on so well and he had such a great studio. I went down to his studio on Dean Street in Soho and we hit it off straight away and then it was a natural for us to go straight into doing an album together and it became The Other Side of Life. Like Days of Future Passed, it was a huge milestone.”

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In addition to being editor of Garden City Life and Syosset-Jericho Tribune, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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  1. I am 67 years old and got hooked on there music 45 years ago on an Navy aircraft carrier in Norfork, Virginia before heading to Vietnam early 1970. At 23 years old I just loved the background music of the London symphony orchestra. Ronald your right, there music is timeless.

  2. The Moody blues have been part of my life since I was 15 when Days of Future Past blew me away. I’m nearly 63 and listen to them practically every day. Really looking forward to seeing them in Plymouth in July.

  3. Day’s of Future Passed is the best album ever with Beatles White : Question of Balance: you almost lost me . I did not like Question! but “Dawning is the Day” saved that album.

  4. Days Of Future Passed was the album I chose as music to focus on, and center myself to, while in labor with my first child. And so my beautiful daughter was born to this beautiful music!

  5. I LET ONE OF MY TEACHERS BORROW DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED. HE WROTE THE MOST HEARTFELT LETTER TO ME ABOUT IT. HE LOVED IT AND SO DO I. IT CREATES SO MANY DIFFERENT EMOTIONS AS WE LISTEN, THAT WE CAN’T TAKE THE HEADPHONES OFF FOR FEAR OF MISSING SOMETHING.

  6. They were such an important soundtrack of the 60’s and their music is truly timeless. I grew up in the San Francisco bay area in the 60’s and the underground radio stations would play a whole side of their album at a time so we knew all the songs even if we couldn’t afford to buy the album. their music sounds as fresh and alive as it did back then! Love them!

  7. I have been listening to the MOODY BLUES since early 60’s and now I’m 65 and I still listen to them and buy their CD’s when a new one comes out. The one thing I would love to see is a moodies reunion with (Ray thomas & mike PINDER )

  8. I remember walking past a music store and was intrigued by the combination of symphony and rock. I have a well played LP and when I got my first CD player, this was among my first purchases. (First was Tangerine Dream’s “Exit”)

  9. I love the Moodies so much , that I almost have to refrain from playing , as i cannot shut the songs off my brain that it keeps me from sleeping .. is that strange or what … so beautiful …..

  10. We have every album you made and YES we got stoned and had great philosophical discussions and we did fall in Love, were the “parents”” of a commune of 15 people many of which we are still close to. We have our tickets to your San Jose show looking forward to it we love your music and the memories that go with it

  11. My favorites are “In Search of the Lost Chord” and “To our Children’s Children’s Children”. We studied these albums in 8th grade music class. There music is always with me. Hope they plan another cruise.

  12. I can listen to them all day! My son in law used the theme ‘a question of balance ‘ as the theme to the 2014 american congress of neurological surgeons in Boston What a thrill!

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