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The Moody Blues — Evening/Twilight Time
Album: Days of Future Passed
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Released: 1967
Length: 6:38
Plays (last 30 days): 2
When the sun goes down,
And the clouds all frown,
Night has begun for the sunset.

See it with your eyes;
Earth re-energized
By the sun's rays every day.
Take a look out there,
Planets everywhere.

When the sun goes down,
And the clouds all frown,
Night has begun for the sunset.

Shadows on the ground;
Never make a sound,
Fading away in the sunset.
Night has now become
Day for everyone.

I can see it all
From this great height.
I can feel the sun
Slipping out of sight;
And the world still goes on
Through the night.

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Twilight Time, to dream awhile
In veils of deepening blue
As fantasy strides over colorful skies
Of form disappearing from view

In twilight time, dream with me awhile

A nightingale plays a dark mellow phrase
Of notes that are rich and so true
An aerial display by the firefly brigade
Dancing to tunes no one knew

In twilight time, dream with me awhile
In twilight time, dream with me awhile

Building castles in the air
Whistling to the wind
As nature bows down her head
See what tomorrow brings

Twilight time, dream with me awhile

Bats take to wing, like puppets on string
Prancing through cool evening air
In a sightless glide, no reason to hide
Away from the sun's blinding stare

In twilight time, dream with me awhile
In twilight time, dream with me awhile
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The 2nd part, Twilight Time, gives me GOOSEBUMPS.. every single time!!!! 
this album should be in everyone's collection - a must have
This is way cool. Like the soundtrack to a psychedelic sword and sandal film. Hercules on acid
WAKE UP! There’s great music playing!
Yaaawn...
I had the pleasure of listening to them with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Trout Lake in Burnaby, BC. Surreal! Stars et al! You could hear a pin drop in spite of it being performed outdoors!
Their stuff was always so spacey.  Perfect for the days of pot, mushrooms, acid, etc.  Just lay down and be gone for hours floating on the magic of their music.  
 casey1024 wrote:

AGREED!  I still love it!

 

{#Meditate}
 robbeek wrote:
Don't know, sometimes the Moody Blues sound incredibly deep, then other times I get a bit of a Spinal Tap vibe. 
 
I was just thinking that. "In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history, an ancient race of people... the Druids. No one knows who they were or what they were doing..."
 k_trout wrote:
Schlemiel!
  

... Schlemazel, Hasenfeffer Incorporated!  {#Cool}
 Rafter101 wrote:
Disney-on-acid my ass. You don't even need the acid.
 
AGREED!  I still love it!

Great Song.  Wish Bill would play more songs from this album though and not just this one.

> miahfost wrote:
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Schlock!
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Schlemiel!


Don't know, sometimes the Moody Blues sound incredibly deep, then other times I get a bit of a Spinal Tap vibe. 
Goose- bump song. #9
taken out of context from the "suite", it's kinda dopey and dated (IMHO)
Dreamy genius.
I always wondered how the Moodies got so trippy. They always seemd so straight, dapper and collegiate.
Transcendent Indian Mod LSD Day Trippers
Saw the Moodys a month or so back at the new Fox Theater in Oakland. The first half was a little slow, but they got some energy going in the second half and it was pretty cool. 
Almost nobody spins this portion of Days,great to hear it.

Oh Bill, what a seamless segue ... from Ludovico Einaudi—Divenire to this Moody Blues—Evening/Twighlight Time.   {#Meditate}

Thank you!!

Schlock!
One of my first introductions to LSD was listening to Moody Blues with headphones on.  Oh so blissful and colorful!!
Moody rocks!  If you get to see them in concert, it's highly recommended. Where else can you see a bunch of 60's Dungeon & Dragons nerds rock out—in their late 60's!!   Awesome experience.

If you haven't sat back with Days of Future Passed on the stereo (huge headphones, of course), take 45 mintutes of your busy life and listen to this album beginning to end. Disney-on-acid my ass. You don't even need the acid.
Wonderful - simply wonderful.
 silverghost57 wrote:
If you were of that time period, it was truly one of the best album of a era, although took two years to catch on . Its will always be my fav, although it may of harold the begining of Corprate control of music .In and itself truly is ART of Music
 
I was of that period, and it was/is one of the best of the era—and still is my "anchor" music when I need to get grounded again—, when music was a concept from beginning to end. It was sooooo hard to get up and turn over the album after you were already half way through the universe, courtesy of the Moodies in their unique way. People who poo-poo the Moodies as effete, or whatever complaint they have, just don't know what WE know—and that's just fine. 
 cybrbug wrote:
I love that album - always will.
 
This was the most wonderful album of my teen years, quite a trip, among others!

 Zep wrote:
Wow - what a pull.

What a freakin' cool  pull.
 
{#Ask}  {#Stupid} What a pull?

Always wonderful to hear this.
Wow - what a pull.

What a freakin' cool  pull.


 AlienRelic wrote:
Sort of like Walt Disney on acid.

 
Walt was reputed to enjoy an altered state of conciousness on occasion.  It seems fairly obvious.  Fantasia on acid is still quite an experience.  Regardless,  great song.


I love that album - always will.
Sort of like Walt Disney on acid.

trekhead wrote:
When I hear this album , I can't help but think they would have made a great soundtrack for LOTR, if it were done back then.

9. {#Sunny}


I like that idea...hmm...yes! I'll see your sun and raise you one.

{#Sunny} {#Sunny}


Timeless
If you were of that time period, it was truly one of the best album of a era, although took two years to catch on . Its will always be my fav, although it may of harold the begining of Corprate control of music .In and itself truly is ART of Music
Ahh - The Moodies! Still evocative after all these years..
A groundbreaking LP with the orchestra, brilliant now as it was then. Better on shrooms though!{#Tongue}
Good to see the Moodies still generate intense discord {#Wave}

I think it ROCKS!!! How many bands can rock out with a full orchestra!?? These guys are so great live, even now! (and Im a relatively young listener)
When I hear this album , I can't help but think they would have made a great soundtrack for LOTR, if it were done back then.

9.  {#Sunny}
Papernapkin wrote:
Have to turn it off. I can't believe I liked this (when I was 13).
Yeah. My folks liked this when I was a kid also. It's still pretty music. The cover art is hideous.
Have to turn it off. I can't believe I liked this (when I was 13).
apd wrote:
anyone else hear Spinal Tap? Cue the miniature Stonehenge.
i definitely thought of spinal tap but it was this scene that came to mind: "This pretentious ponderous collection of religious rock psalms is enough to prompt the question: "What day did the Lord create Spinal Tap and couldn't he have rested on that day too?"
sdn wrote:
Gotta disagree with you there: Bats take to wing, like puppets on string Prancing through cool evening air. In a sightless glide, no reason to hide Away from the sun's blinding stare.
That's horrible.
Around the time In Search of the Lost Chord was released, some wag from Rolling Stone suggested that the Moodies dump the mellotrons, let Lodge and Hayward write all the songs, and play some decent rock'n'roll. I got a chuckle out of that, and even tho' I enjoyed Days of Future Passed, it was a bit over the top. I regarded them curiously until I saw them (dragged by a girl friend who adored Days) at Fillmore West in, I think, early '68. I'm not sure I've seen or heard a tighter band since. Awesome chops. Hayward was ferocious on his Telecaster. Hard not to be floored even if Ray Thomas sang off key all night...
DoctorHooey wrote:
I'm as big an art rock / prog rock fan as they come, but while listening to this my eyes are rolled so far back in my head I can see my thoughts before I have them.
This stuff was years ahead of it's time when it came out.My bet is that your young(that's relative)and your comparing this to current and not to distant prog-rock.
bam23 wrote:
Musically elevating; lyrically abominable. Sorry, but the words would work better if sung in an unintelligible language. I do like this.
Gotta disagree with you there: Bats take to wing, like puppets on string Prancing through cool evening air. In a sightless glide, no reason to hide Away from the sun's blinding stare.
I've bought some of the Moodies SACDs in 5.1 surround. Very nice if you're a fan of the band. Some outtakes included also.
ahhhhh Moody Blues. First time i've heard them on RP. YAY. Love them! 10 all the way!
I missed this one.. roll back please..
Musically elevating; lyrically abominable. Sorry, but the words would work better if sung in an unintelligible language. I do like this.
93vx800 wrote:
OK. This album was an innovation in it's day. Today, however, YAWN, just give me Tuesday Afternoon or Nights in White Satin.
There has got to be some Clear Channeled classic rock station you could listen to, and not be bothered with the deeper tracks the rest of us like to listen to. This album still sounds great 40 years (!) later.
I'm as big an art rock / prog rock fan as they come, but while listening to this my eyes are rolled so far back in my head I can see my thoughts before I have them.
Stoan-enjj! apd wrote:
anyone else hear Spinal Tap? Cue the miniature Stonehenge.
mandolin wrote:
...this album lives and breathes by its orchestration - i wish there were more music along these lines today...
Walked by Radio City Music Hall last fall and saw they were playing. I grew up with them in the 70's but never thought much about them since. That night, a friend said he needed to sell 2 tix to see them, so I went for it. What a great performance. Still captivating in concert. Totally enthralled. Great female flute player.
I just added the CD version to collection,which made it complete.Better sound on vinyl though but that is no surprise. This part #9.
OK. This album was an innovation in it's day. Today, however, YAWN, just give me Tuesday Afternoon or Nights in White Satin.
apd wrote:
anyone else hear Spinal Tap? Cue the miniature Stonehenge.
Nope, just you .
Saw the MB's back in the early 70's when they were experimenting with quadio in their concerts. The surround experience was incredible and to this day I still believe that the only way to understand the quality of their writing and composing is to "get into the music". Buy a GOOD paid of headphones and turn it up after disconnecting the telephones and locking the doors. Close your eyes and float awaaaaaayyyy.
mandolin wrote:
...this album lives and breathes by its orchestration - i wish there were more music along these lines today...
Me, too.
anyone else hear Spinal Tap? Cue the miniature Stonehenge.
...this album lives and breathes by its orchestration - i wish there were more music along these lines today...
hizzoner wrote:
The song NIWS stands like a big STOP sign to buying this album, though hearing this cut certainly makes me reconsider.
It's definitely overplayed, but it's a beautiful song, especially in the context of the rest of the album. It is filled with so much passion and raw emotion that it makes up for it being on the radio 24/7.
I LOVE THE MOODY BLUES!!! WOO HOOOOOOO!
UltraNurd wrote:
Grown nerds build their own turntables :oD.
I bought my turntable at a garage sale for $10. And its a direct drive, linear tracking!
Still one of my favorite albums to listen to after all these years. Great on a rainy drive or on a winter day at work on the weekend when escape is welcomed.
Imkirok wrote:
Brilliant album. Good to hear something other that Nights in White Satin (although it is a beautiful song, especially takin in context with the rest of the album.)
I agree wholeheartedly!!
This is dropping a point for every extra unnecessary minute of this track, and it only started on 3. I\'ve heard of \'concept albums\', but \'concept tracks\'? ;-|
Wow havn\'t heard this in awhile!
To me, still one of the best albums ever. Between the memories and the tunes, I can listen to this over and over.
mattt wrote:
Do, definitely. Even Nights in White Satin, in the context of the album, doesn't sound nearly as tired as all the years of radio play has rendered it.
As much as NIWS is overplayed, it introduced me to some great music on their other albums that I probably wouldn't have tried.
I like the Moodies... Not sure if I had a choice. My parents played this album and On The Threshold of A Dream in earnest when I was a wee tyke. Regardless... Tuesday Afternoon is one of the most beautiful compositions of that era.
hizzoner wrote:
The song NIWS stands like a big STOP sign to buying this album, though hearing this cut certainly makes me reconsider.
Do, definitely. Even Nights in White Satin, in the context of the album, doesn't sound nearly as tired as all the years of radio play has rendered it.
typical of many of the lesser played MB songs that are just as great as the ones that got so much airplay. great stuff !!
The song NIWS stands like a big STOP sign to buying this album, though hearing this cut certainly makes me reconsider.
Love love love this. So atmospheric and trippy. Best heard while driving at night with the windows down.
I always thought it sounded like music to sail up the Nile River, 1500 BC. Oh cool, adding the Twilight Time section, too. Good choice, Bill!
heyjoe3577 wrote:
I remember thinking the cover of this record was cool when I was a little kid alphabetizing my dad's record collection. Now that I'm a grown nerd, I let the computer alphabetize my mp3's, but I still have this record in a box. I guess the next thing to do would be to get a record player.
Grown nerds build their own turntables :oD.
My first introduction to the Moody Blues; my dad later picked up the rest of the albums on CD, and I've enjoyed all of them when I'm feeling... esoteric, or something.
Wow - I thought this was the height of cool when it came out. Although I may know better know, it's still nice to hear.
I remember thinking the cover of this record was cool when I was a little kid alphabetizing my dad's record collection. Now that I'm a grown nerd, I let the computer alphabetize my mp3's, but I still have this record in a box. I guess the next thing to do would be to get a record player.
I really enjoy hearing almost any of the songs from this album, particularly those that don't get overplayed on FM radio (like this one).
Brilliant album. Good to hear something other that Nights in White Satin (although it is a beautiful song, especially takin in context with the rest of the album.)
Holy Timewarp, Batman!