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The Moody Blues – On The Threshold of a Dream


Like the band’s preceding two albums, On the Threshold of a Dream follows a concept. It explores dreams, especially on the second side, which climaxes with the “Voyage” suite, inspired in part by Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathrustra. The piece, by Mike Pinder, features mellotron orchestration and flute.

The album begins with a poem accompanied by electronic sounds, and these sounds also appear at the close of the album – vinyl pressings of the album continue the sounds into the album’s run-out groove, causing them to play continuously until the record player’s tonearm is lifted.


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With their 3rd album released in 1969, The Moody Blues abandoned the Oriental and Indian influences from their prior album 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 in the album’s centerpiece, “Have You Heard/The Voyage,” a Mike Pinder tour de force and a wonderful piece of progressive psychedelia. The songs also rock much harder in spots than their previous records — “To Share Our Love” has a much harder sound than ever before.


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


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Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm