“Moody Montage” Copyright 2014 00individual
THE MOODY BLUES
Classic Era: 1967 – 1970
The Height Of Classic Rock
Music: a Catalyst for Time Travel
The amazing thing about these posts for 00individual is that with each trip back in time, the ambient feeling wafts in and out of the five senses and bits of the sixth (Extra Sensory Perception) and maybe seventh (Time/Dimensional Shift). Different subjects trigger not only memories but in some cases a strong moment of time travel. As a Malibu Postman in the ’80s while delivering mail one day 00individual rounded a rural bend and caught a smell, a woodsy flowery smell that immediately brought him back when he was a kid running through trees and bushes in a local park – and for that moment he was there, for real; the smell, the view, and most importantly how it felt to be a kid once again.
While aromas have this ability, Music has a far deeper and imprinted memory bank to pull from and provides the ability to create time travel experiences for anyone who had a musical soundtrack in their lives. But there is also music that transcends personal experience and becomes a personal experience.
All kinds of music, from TV commercial jingles to well-known song-stylist classics, and from Classical to Classic Rock have served as triggers to memories. But within those simple trigger-shots there were some that went deeper than just a flesh wound, some went straight to the heart.
The Moody Blues
From ’67 to ’70 The Moody Blues’ music had that unique quality to access places in one’s spirit; a sublime place where lyrics flowed with intelligence and evergreen meaning, and where the righteous Rock was Progressive, but solely unique, one of a kind, super rare.
The Moody Blues created their own genre; irresistable rockin’ music that consistantly reflected on life and more often on expanding one’s consciousness.
Below are five triggers waiting to be pulled (squeezed) to release time travel elements for any one and every one. Create a lifetime moment, get to know these albums, really.
Just reading the album and track titles tells volumes; the Moody Blues were the perfect group for the enlightened times, and for all time.
Days of Future Passed (1967)
A1 The Day Begins 5:45
A2 Dawn: Dawn Is A Feeling 3:50
A3 The Morning: Another Morning 3:40
A4 Lunch Break: Peak Hour 5:21
B1 The Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?) 8:25
B2 Evening: The Sun Set: Twilight Time 6:39
B3 The Night: Nights In White Satin 7:41
In Search of the Lost Chord (1968)
A1 Departure 0:48
A2 Ride My See-Saw 3:37
A3 Dr. Livingstone, I Presume 2:58
A4 House Of Four Doors 4:11
A5 Legend Of A Mind 6:40
A6 House Of Four Doors (Part Two) 1:43
B1 Voices In The Sky 3:32
B2 The Best Way To Travel 3:12
B3 Visions Of Paradise 4:15
B4 The Actor 3:09
B5 The Word 1:35
B6 Om 6:27
On the Threshold of a Dream (1969)
A1 In The Beginning 2:08
A2 Lovely To See You 2:35
A3 Dear Diary 3:56
A4 Send Me No Wine 2:20
A5 To Share Our Love 2:54
A6 So Deep Within You 3:07
B1 Never Comes The Day 4:43
B2 Lazy Day 2:43
B3 Are You Sitting Comfortably 3:31
B4 The Dream 0:55
B5 Have You Heard – Part I 1:23
B6 The Voyage 4:07
B7 Have You Heard – Part II 2:38
To Our Children’s Children’s Children (1969)
A1 Higher And Higher 4:06
A2 Eyes Of A Child I 3:24
A3 Floating 3:02
A4 Eyes Of A Child II 1:20
A5 I Never Thought I’d Live To Be A Hundred 1:06
A6 Beyond 3:00
A7 Out And In 3:44
B1 Gypsy 3:35
B2 Eternity Road 4:17
B3 Candle Of Life 4:19
B4 Sun Is Still Shining 3:35
B5 I Never Thought I’d Live To Be A Million 0:34
B6 Watching And Waiting 4:17
A Question of Balance (1970)
A1 Question 5:40
A2 How Is It (We Are Here) 2:48
A3 And The Tide Rushes In 2:57
A4 Don’t You Feel Small 2:40
A5 Tortoise And The Hare 3:23
B1 It’s Up To You 3:11
B2 Minstrel’s Song 4:27
B3 Dawning Is The Day 4:22
B4 Melancholy Man 5:49
B5 The Balance 3:33
What a heavy body of work and in such a short period in time.
There would be more albums with hits, but these five albums in a row were nothing less than perfect.
A fine collection to send into space to truly rep the the Height of Classic Rock of the’60s and the ’70s.
These guys had magick.
“THINKING IS THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL”
To whatever forces that were responsible for 00individual to experience this time frame
he is eternally greatful.
And just in case it was missed
stare at the “DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED” album cover above
for less than 13 seconds for a Psychedelic Trip!
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