With an incredible career spanning the 1960’s The Moody Blues have written some of the most creative pieces of music merging rock and classical works, creating a revolutionary collection of Rock Anthems that have literally secured an almost cult style following for decades. This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of those albums, “Days Of Future Passed”. Released in 1967, producing a mammoth hit for them “Nights in White Satin”, the album blends classic rock and full orchestra classical overtones that were made to be experienced live.
Last night, right here in Toronto at the Sony Centre, The Moody Blues captivated everyone in attendance with a first set dedicated to their many hits and then returning from a short intermission with a full orchestra to present a stunning visual and sound experience that was incredibly perfect. A total transport of emotions for the captivated fans. With a special multi media presentation starring multi award winning (Oscar winner 1990) actor Jeremy Irons. I have had the privilege of seeing these incredible musicians three times and each tour has been a true music lovers experience. I’m completely at a loss that this library of great and relevant works has not landed these rock gods in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Let’s get on this. To not induct these talented artist soon would be a complete insult to their years of great work and to the music industry in the U.K. that has produced some of the greatest popular artists for decades including The Moody Blues. If you have the chance to see these guys in action do yourself a musical favour and get yourself one of the hottest tickets on sale now!
Mary Ellen Monk