Moody Blues ‘Days of Future Passed Live’ on PBS

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Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live, Sony Centre, Toronto. Justin Hayward (l) and John Lodge. (Photo: ©PatriciaSeatonPhotography; used with permission)

Continuing the 50th anniversary celebration of the band’s groundbreaking album, PBS stations will air The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live beginning Nov. 25. (Check local listings for exact days and times.) Part of the “Great Performances” series, the show “captures the Moody Blues in performance at Toronto’s Sony Centre during their 2017 ‘Days of Future Passed’ tour,” according to a press release. “The concert special showcases the band in performance for the first time with a full orchestra in a spectacle that recreates their pioneering concept album.,” the release adds.

It states further, “The show features narration performed by Jeremy Irons along with atmospheric projections, transporting viewers back to the psychedelic era of their classic 1967 record. Including the iconic hits ‘Nights in White Satin’ and ‘Tuesday Afternoon,’ among others, the film pays homage to the band’s five decades of musical influence and showcases their groundbreaking foray into progressive rock.”

Related: BCB reviews John Lodge’s recent solo tour 

The band includes three members who contributed to the original album: Justin Hayward (guitar, vocals); John Lodge (bass, vocals) and Graeme Edge (drums, percussion). They are augmented by Norda Mullen (flute, guitar, percussion, vocals); Julie Ragins (keyboards, percussion, guitar, saxophone, vocals); Alan Hewitt (keyboards, vocals); and Billy Ashbaugh (drums, percussion).

Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live, Sony Centre, Toronto. Justin Hayward (l) and John Lodge. ©PatriciaSeatonPhotography

Set List
Introduction
I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band)
Your Wildest Dreams
The Story in Your Eyes
“Days of Future Passed”
The Day Begins (with Jeremy Irons)
Dawn: Dawn is a Feeling
The Morning: Another Morning
Lunch Break: Peak Hour
The Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday)
(Evening) Time to Get Away
Evening: The Sunset, Twilight Time
Late Lament / Resolvement (with Jeremy Irons)
The Night: Nights in White Satin

Encores:
Question
Ride My See-Saw

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