On 25 May 2009, Eagle Rock Entertainment release the “Threshold Of A Dream – Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970” DVD [EREDV729] from the peerless Moody Blues. This release is part of Eagle’s ongoing series of releases on CD and DVD from the legendary 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival [the CD was released in 2008].
“Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970” features tracks from The Moody Blues’ best selling albums: “Days Of Future Passed”, “In Search Of The Lost Chord”, “On The Threshold Of A Dream”, “To Our Children’s Children’s Children” and “A Question Of Balance” and the show includes the classic hit singles “Nights In White Satin” and “Question”.
1 Documentary (approx 20 mins) The Concert: 2 Gypsy 3 Tuesday Afternoon 4 Never Comes The Day 5 Tortoise And The Hare 6 Question 7 Sunset 8 Melancholy Man 9 Nights In White Satin 10 Legend Of A Mind 11 Ride My See Saw 12 Conclusion.
In 1970 The Moody Blues were at their creative and commercial peak. After reinventing themselves from their R&B roots to a much more sophisticated sound, between 1967 and 1970 they released five albums, four of which hit the Top 5 in the UK with two of them going to No.1. They enjoyed similar success in the USA where four of the albums hit the Top 20 and the other was just outside.
At the end of August 1970, shortly after the release of their album “A Question Of Balance”, The Moody Blues took to the stage of the Isle Of Wight Festival in front of an audience estimated at over half a million. This DVD makes that performance available to be seen for the first time.