Offered for sale is an original 1968 Japanese issue of Days of Future Passed by the Moody Blues, including the original obi, lyric insert, and an alternate cover that was used only for this release.
All subsequent Japanese pressings used a variation of the U.S./UK cover art.
About this copy: This copy of Days of Future Passed is a 1968 Japanese pressing on the Deram label.
The cover is VG+, with edge wear on the spine. The obi is VG++, with a fold in the middle, but no tears.
The insert is M-.
The deep groove disc is M-, with a number of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A beautiful copy of perhaps the world’s rarest Moody Blues LP and one that is very hard to find complete.
Background: Released in 1967, Days of Future Passed was the second album by the Moody Blues.
The album reached #3 on the U.S. album charts (in 1972) and #27 on the UK charts.
This album marked the formal debut of the psychedelic-era Moody Blues; though they’d made a pair of singles featuring new (as of 1966) members Justin Hayward and John Lodge, Days of Future Passed was a lot bolder and more ambitious. What surprises first-time listeners — and delighted them at the time — is the degree to which the group shares the spotlight with the London Festival Orchestra without compromising their sound or getting lost in the lush mix of sounds. That’s mostly because they came to this album with the strongest, most cohesive body of songs in their history, having spent the previous year working up a new stage act and a new body of material (and working the bugs out of it on-stage), the best of which ended up here. … With “Tuesday Afternoon” and “Nights in White Satin” to drive sales, Days of Future Passed became one of the defining documents of the blossoming psychedelic era, and one of the most enduringly popular albums of its era.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1968|