The Moody Blues may have had a less than straightforward transition into the highly creative album band we came to know, but by the tail end of the '60s, they were well into their stride. Live concerts began to match the progressive expertise of the group and suitably emboldened they released the magnificent On the Threshold of a Dream in 1969. Working with producer Tony Clarke and once again with all five members contributing songs, this is a total mind blast of an album that encapsulates everything the Moody Blues did well. Justin Hayward's "Lovely to See You" and "Never Comes the Day" are commercial gold while Ray Thomas excels with "Dear Diary" and "Lazy Day." "The Dream" and Mike Pinder's elegiac "Have You Heard?" are post-psych gems as is his classical instrumental "The Voyage." Perfect music for the space race era!