Offered for sale is a limited edition half speed mastered audiophile copy of On the Threshold of a Dream by the Moody Blues, issued by Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
About this copy: This copy of On the Threshold of a Dream is a 1995 pressing on the Mobile Fidelity label of an album that was originally released in 1969.
The cover is M-. These LPs were individually numbered; this one has a relatively low number of 411.
The lyric booklet is M-.
The 200 gram half speed mastered disc is M- with a single spindle mark on one label, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
Background: Released in 1969, On the Threshold of a Dream was the fourth album by the Moody Blues and the third in their so-called “Classic Seven.”
The album reached #1 on the UK charts and #20 in the U.S.
On the original LP’s first side (which was the more rock-oriented side), the songs “Lovely to See You,” “Send Me No Wine,” “To Share Our Love,” and “So Deep Within You” all featured killer guitar hooks (electric and acoustic) and fills by Justin Hayward; beautiful, muscular bass from John Lodge; and vocal hooks everywhere. It’s also a surprisingly hard-rocking album considering the amount of overdubbing that went into perfecting the songs, including cellos, wind and reed instruments, and lots of vocal layers — yet it even found room to display a pop-soul edge on “So Deep Within You” (a number that the Four Tops later recorded).
Side two was the more overtly ambitious of the two halves — … This synthesis of psychedelia and classical music, including a section featuring Pinder on grand piano, may sound overblown and pretentious today, but in 1969 this was envelope-ripping, genre-busting music, scaling established boundaries into unknown territory.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||Mobile Fidelity|
|Year of Release:||1995|