To Our Children's Children's Children
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||Higher and Higher||The Moody Blues||4:06||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Eyes of a Child, Pt. 1 (Full Version with Intro)||The Moody Blues||3:23||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Floating||The Moody Blues||3:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Eyes of a Child, Pt. 2||The Moody Blues||1:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Never Thought I'd Like to Be a Hundred||The Moody Blues||1:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Beyond||The Moody Blues||2:58||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Out and In||The Moody Blues||3:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Gypsy||The Moody Blues||3:33||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Eternity Road||The Moody Blues||4:18||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Candle of Life||The Moody Blues||4:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sun Is Still Shining||The Moody Blues||3:37||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||I Never Thought I'd Live to Be a Million||The Moody Blues||0:33||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Watching and Waiting||The Moody Blues||4:15||$1.29||View In iTunes|
The 1997 remastering of this disc somewhat improves the sound on the band's most personal album, although the difference is less dramatic than on the other classic seven albums, and fans may miss the lyrics that were formerly included. Oddly enough, this was also the group's poorest-selling album of their psychedelic era, taking a lot longer to go gold — for all of their presumed connection to their audience, the band was perhaps stretching that link a little thinner than usual here. The material dwells mostly on time and what its passage means, and there is a peculiar feeling of loneliness and isolation to many of the songs. This was also the last of the group's big "studio" sound productions, built up in layer upon layer of overdubbed instruments — the sound is very lush and rich, but proved impossible to re-create properly on-stage, and after this they would restrict themselves to recording songs that the five of them could play in concert. There are no extended suites on this album, but Justin Hayward's "Watching and Waiting" and "Gypsy" have proved to be among the most popular songs in the group's history. The notes in the new edition also give a good account of how and why the Moody Blues founded their own Threshold label with Children's Children and their growing estrangement from Decca Records.
The Moody Blues' Magnum Opus
To Our Children's Children's Children was the 3rd Moody Blues album I purchased, but it has remained, for 30 years, my favorite Moodie LP of all time. Every artist has a masterpiece in him or them, and the Moodies have two, the first being Days of Future Passed. TOCCC is better in my opinion, and many MB fans agree. I remember being impressed by the cover and the statement: "All instruments played by the Moody Blues." Listening to this album was one of those experiences that happens only once in a lifetime. This CD speaks to us. It echoes our feelings, our thoughts, our wishes, and our dreams. And that SOUND...it is sonically unbeliveable. NO one else sounds like the Moody Blues. Awesome: Begins with rocket launch....Higher and Higher..then....takes you to space and beyond...and deep within yourself, your mind and soul and heart...TOCCC will take you to heaven. It is my favorite album of all time. This is the one I play as I ride home late at night from gigs, marveling at the velvet sky and a thousand stars. After listening to the Moody Blues you will never feel emotion or hear sound the same way again.
My absolute favorite album of all time
My parents raised my sisters and me with music they grew up with, and the Moody Blues where no exception. Over time, this group became one of my favorites. The music to To Our Children's Children's Children has a very unique, soothing sound to me. I enjoy this album more than their others because my dad and I listened to it very frequently on the road to and from our first trek at Philmont Scout Ranch. While I know that the album is about space travel and inner reflection, I noticed that on the way back home, some of the lyrics seemed to fit our recent experience. I thought that "Traveling eternity road, what will you find there? Carrying your heavy load, searching to find a piece of mind" was especially fitting after a long backpacking trek. I then continued listening in more depth to the lyrics, and so I ended up associating the album to the experiences I had. Now whenever I hear the album, I am reminded of the wonderful times that I have had during my treks at Philmont and I am reminded what it is like to leave the every day life behind and be allowed to explore and reflect upon myself.
The best Album ever recorded
The Moddy Blues was my first concert and in 1973 when I saw them at the Ampitheater in Chicago I was mezmerized. The band played songs from TOCCC and Gypsy blew me away. After that night I would lay on my bedroom floor and listen to TOCCC through headphones for hours. It would take me on a new journey evertime I played it. Today I still play TOCCC along with all the albums I own by TMB. Great group, Great album.
Formed: 1964 in Birmingham, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s