The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream on Import 180g LP
On fourth full-length, On The Threshold Of A Dream (1969), The Moody Blues abandoned the Oriental and Indian influences of their prior releases in favor of more traditional Western melody, as well as science fiction and religious imagery. Similarly, the sitars and tablas disappear, replaced by much heavier use of the Mellotron and the grand piano, among other Western instruments.
Both keyboards come to the fore on the album's centerpiece, "Have You Heard/The Voyage," a Mike Pinder tour de force and a wonderful piece of progressive psychedelia. On The Threshold Of A Dream also rocks much harder in spots than previous efforts as heard on tracks like "Lovely to See You," "Send Me No Wine," "To Share Our Love," and "So Deep Within You."
The 13-song smash became the band's first chart-topping album on their home soil, lingering on the UK charts for 70 incredible weeks. The Moody Blues are regarded as one of the most innovative and successful rock bands in music history and you only have to drop the needle on a late-60's gem of a record like this to see why!
The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream Track Listing:
1. In the Beginning
2. Lovely to See You
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, Pt. 1
12. The Voyage
13. Have You Heard, Pt. 2