Great Performances – The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live

Air date: 11/25/2017

The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live from THIRTEEN’s Great Performances

Premieres nationwide beginning November 25 on PBS (check local listings)

 

Program Title:

Great Performances – The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live

 

Synopsis:

Great Performances captures The Moody Blues in performance at Toronto’s Sony Centre during their 2017 “Days of Future Passed” tour. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their landmark album, The Moody Blues took to the road to perform the entire LP live. 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 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.

 

Short TV Listing:

Experience the 50th anniversary live performance of the band’s seminal album, with full orchestra.

Long TV Listing:

Experience the memorable 50th anniversary performance of the band’s seminal album, including Knights in White Satin, recorded live with full orchestra from Toronto’s Sony Centre.  Jeremy Irons narrates.

 

Notable Talent:

The Moody Blues: Justin Hayward – guitar, vocals; John Lodge – bass, vocals;

Graeme Edge – drums, percussion

With Norda Mullen – flute, guitar, percussion, vocals; Julie Ragins – keyboards, percussion, guitar, saxophone, vocals; Alan Hewitt – keyboards, vocals; Billy Ashbaugh – drums, percussion

Jeremy Irons narrates.

 

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

 

Production Credits:

The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live is an EAGLE ROCK FILMS Production for Eagle Rock Entertainment and Threshold Music.

The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live is directed by David Barnard. Producer is Jeremy Azis. Executive producers are Geoff Kempin and Terry Shand.  For Great Performances, Bill O’Donnell is series producer; David Horn is executive producer.

 

Underwriters/Funders:

Great Performances is funded by The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, the Irene Diamond Fund, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Rosalind P. Walter, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, the Lenore Hecht Foundation, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, The Abra Prentice Foundation, and PBS.

 

Series Overview:

Great Performances is produced by THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET. Throughout its more than 40-year history on public television, Great Performances has provided viewers across the country with an unparalleled showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts, serving as America’s most prestigious and enduring broadcaster of cultural programming.

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About WNET

WNET is America’s flagship PBS station and parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET also operates NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings. WNET’s groundbreaking series for children and young adults include Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase as well as Mission US, the award-winning interactive history game. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Theater Close-Up, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, the daily multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. In addition, WNET produces online-only programming including the award-winning series about gender identity, First Person, and an intergenerational look at tech and pop culture, The Chatterbox with Kevin and Grandma Lill. In 2015, THIRTEEN launched Passport, an online streaming service which allows members to see new and archival THIRTEEN and PBS programming anytime, anywhere: www.thirteen.org/passport.

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Great Peformances: Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live, Sony Centre, Toronto. ©PatriciaSeatonPhotography

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

Great Peformances: Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live, Sony Centre, Toronto. John Lodge. ©PatriciaSeatonPhotography

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

Great Peformances: Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live, Sony Centre, Toronto. Graeme Edge. ©PatriciaSeatonPhotography

Great Peformances: Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live, Sony Centre, Toronto. Justin Hayward. ©PatriciaSeatonPhotography

Great Peformances: Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live, Sony Centre, Toronto. ©PatriciaSeatonPhotography

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