On a Swinging Sixties Saturday 51 years ago today (😳), The Moody Blues released “Days of Future Passed” (DoFP). While The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper, released 6 months earlier, is considered a game changer in rock and roll history, DoFP may be the 1st true concept record.
A lot of folks consider Sgt. Pepper a concept album. While it’s true that Pepper has an opening introduction and closes with it’s reprise, it’s a stretch (imo) to argue that there is a real connection in concept between Lovely Rita and A Day in the Life. Of course I might reconsider my position if I find any evidence that lovely Rita meter maid was out ticketing at the accident scene when the deceased member of Parliament “blew his mind out in a car”. Perhaps he was understandably fixated with watching the lovely Rita when “he didn’t notice that the lights had changed.” 🤔
...And now back to DoFP!
Side A of DoFP works it’s way through a Tuesday: from Morning Glory to my favorite part of the day Lunch Break. Side B takes us from Tuesday Afternoon to the Night in White Satin. The album is also precedent setting for the seamless way it weaves The London Symphony Orchestra in and of it’s songs.
-So, you might ask, is DoFP one of my favorite records?
Beautiful record but not really. - So you might ask, do I know people that got high listening to it on headphones while in college from 1968-1972?🤫 #themoodyblues #tuesdayafternoon #daysoffuturepassed #nightsinwhitesatin #thebeatles #sgtpepperslonelyheartsclubband #conceptalbum #classicrock #igethighwithalittlehelpfrommyfriends #swingingsixties #psychedelicrock