On The Threshold Of A Dream Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
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|1. In the Beginning|
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|3. Dear Diary|
|4. Send Me No Wine|
|5. To Share Our Love|
|6. So Deep Within You|
|7. Never Comes the Day|
|8. Lazy Day|
|9. Are You Sitting Comfortably|
|10. The Dream|
|11. Have You Heard-Part 1|
|12. The Voyage|
|13. Have You Heard-Part 2|
|14. In the Beginning [Full Version]|
|15. So Deep Within You [The Tony Brandon Show, April 2, 1969]|
|16. Dear Diary [Alternate Vocal Mix]|
|17. Have You Heard [Original Take]|
|18. The Voyage [Original Take]|
|19. Lovely To See You [John Peel's 'Top Gear' February 18,1969]|
|20. Send Me No Wine [John Peel's 'Top Gear' February 18,1969]|
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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the original stereo mix of this 1969 classic from the UK Pop/Prog pioneers featuring nine bonus tracks including alternate mixes and extended versions of songs from the album, two songs recorded for John Peel's Top Gear and two songs recorded for The Tony Brandon Show. Previously released as an SACD disc, this regular CD issue features sleeve notes and rare photographs. 22 tracks. Decca
Released in 1969, just two years after the groundbreaking Days Of Future Passed, the Moodies' third collection kicked off in high gear with a gutsy Justin Hayward rocker--"Lovely To See You"--before seguing into typically cosmic territory. As ever, keyboardist Mike Pinder contributed the most unabashedly trippy numbers here: both "The Voyage" and "Have You Heard" float along dreamily on a raft of dope smoke and good karma--though the album also found the group moving away from Oriental and Indian influences, in favour of more traditional Western melodies and instrumentation, notably, Pinder's Mellotron. As ever, there's a slightly bittersweet quality to these songs, a sense of melancholy--as if the band were aware, even as they celebrated the counterculture's heyday, of its actual ephemerality. In this vein, Hayward's "Never Comes The Day" set the stage for the stoic, devotional love songs of his later work, while John Lodge's "To Share Our Love" betrayed the influence of the 1960s British blues scene upon his song writing. All in all, a strong, diverse set. --Andrew McGuire --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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On the Threshold of a Dream is one of the greatest albums of the Moodies' career. The songs are very mellotron-driven, which gives them the dreamlike feel that this album successfully strives to reach.
Every song here is wonderful. The album starts with In the Beginning, a sort of mini verse play by drummer Graeme Edge that features Graeme, Mike Pinder and Justin Hayward playing roles in the story of a young man's fear that he is nothing more than a machine filled with "magnetic ink." Then Justin's warm ballad "Lovely to See You" kicks off a slew of great songs, including flutist Ray Thomas's standout blues number "Dear Diary." But, as good as the first half is, they're just getting warmed up. Another Hayward ballad, "Never Comes the Day," kicks off the best second half of any album I have ever heard, which continues with Ray's always-relevant "Lazy Day" and the soothing, surreal "Are You Sitting Comfortably" and then segueways into "The Dream," Grame's most impressive poem, and the gorgeous three-part epic: "Have You Heard I/The Voyage/Have You Heard II," keyboardist and singer/writer Mike Pinder's greatest moment.
This is the kind of album to put on, lay down, close your eyes and just LISTEN to. There is so much beauty to be heard here. This would be an excellent first album to buy for newcomers to the Moody Blues.
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