The Moody Blues ‎– On The Threshold Of A Dream

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DML 1035, DML.1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Mono) Deram, Deram DML 1035, DML.1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
escm 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(8-Trk, Album) Deram escm 1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
M 77825 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(8-Trk, Album, Whi) Deram M 77825 US 1969 Sell This Version
KSCM 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(Cass, Album) Deram KSCM 1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
TC-SMLA-1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(Cass, Album) Deram TC-SMLA-1035 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
SMLA 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram SMLA 1035 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
SMLI 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram SMLI 1035 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
1P-SML 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram 1P-SML 1035 Portugal 1969 Sell This Version
SML 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram SML 1035 South Africa 1969 Sell This Version
SML 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram SML 1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SMLA 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram SMLA 1035 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
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SML 1035, SML. 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram, Deram SML 1035, SML. 1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SMLA 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram SMLA 1035 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
SML.1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram SML.1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SML 1035, SML. 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram, Deram SML 1035, SML. 1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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SML 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram SML 1035 India 1969 Sell This Version
SML 1035, SML.1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram, Deram SML 1035, SML.1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DES 18025, DES-18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, BW ) Deram, Deram DES 18025, DES-18025 US 1969 Sell This Version
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DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, BW ) Deram DES 18025 US 1969 Sell This Version
DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Club, CRC) Deram DES 18025 US 1969 Sell This Version
DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Club, CRC) Deram DES 18025 US 1969 Sell This Version
DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Club, CRC) Deram DES 18025 US 1969 Sell This Version
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DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Club, MP, CRC) Deram DES 18025 US 1969 Sell This Version
DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Gat) Deram DES 18025 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
SML1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Gat) Deram SML1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Gat) Deram DES 18025 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Gat) Deram DES 18025 US 1969 Sell This Version
SML 1035, SML 1.035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Gat) Deram, Deram SML 1035, SML 1.035 France 1969 Sell This Version
SML 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Gat) Deram SML 1035 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
SML 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Gat) Deram SML 1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SML1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Gat) Deram SML1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DES-18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Mon) Deram DES-18025 US 1969 Sell This Version
DML 1035, DML.1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Mono) Deram, Deram DML 1035, DML.1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DML 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Mono, Lab) Deram DML 1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DML 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Mono, Lab) Deram, Deram DML 1035 UK 1969 Sell This Version
DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Pit) Deram DES 18025 US 1969 Sell This Version
SMLA 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE) Deram, Threshold (5) SMLA 1035 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Deram DES 18025 US 1969 Sell This Version
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DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Ter) Deram DES 18025 US 1969 Sell This Version
DES 18025, DES-18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, W; ) Deram, Deram DES 18025, DES-18025 US 1969 Sell This Version
SMLI 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Gat) Deram SMLI 1035 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
KG-1613 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Unofficial) Taedo KG-1613 South Korea 1969 Sell This Version
X 77026 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(Reel, Album) Deram X 77026 US 1969 Sell This Version
DESO 18025-QF The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(Reel, Album, Quad) Deram DESO 18025-QF US 1969 Sell This Version
CPS 9032 The Moody Blues The Moody Blues (LP, Album) Deram CPS 9032 Spain 1969 Sell This Version
NPS 74 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram NPS 74 Uruguay 1970 Sell This Version
DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Gat) Deram DES 18025 US 1971 Sell This Version
DER L 77725 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(8-Trk, Album, Quad) Deram DER L 77725 US 1972 Sell This Version
M77625, 18025-C The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(Cass, Album, Club, Sna) Deram, Deram M77625, 18025-C US 1972 Sell This Version
DL-116 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram DL-116 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
6412 328 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, RE, Gat) Deram 6412 328 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
6412 328 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, RE, Gat) Deram 6412 328 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
K18P-33 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream (LP, Album, RE) Deram K18P-33 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
SMLM 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram SMLM 1035 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Deram DES 18025 US 1973 Sell This Version
DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Deram DES 18025 US 1973 Sell This Version
DES 18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE, PRC) Deram DES 18025 US 1973 Sell This Version
SML 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram SML 1035 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
XDML 3004 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE, S/Edition, Gat) Deram XDML 3004 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
6.22166 AO, 6.22 166 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE) Deram, Deram 6.22166 AO, 6.22 166 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
DES 18025, 9022-1066 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, RP, Gat) Deram, ABC Records, Inc. DES 18025, 9022-1066 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
LAX 1023 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram LAX 1023 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
DES5-18025 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(Cass, Album) Deram DES5-18025 US 1980 Sell This Version
SML 1035 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE) Deram SML 1035 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
CPS 9032 , 63 99 132 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE) Deram, Deram CPS 9032 , 63 99 132 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
NR 21 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE, Hal) Deram, Nautilus Recordings, London Records NR 21 US 1981 Sell This Version
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L20P 1040 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album) Deram L20P 1040 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
DES 18025, 820 170-1 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE) Deram, Polygram Records DES 18025, 820 170-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
MMTCD1921 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(CD) Deram MMTCD1921 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
820 170-2 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(CD, Album) Deram 820 170-2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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POCP-2048 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(CD, Album, RE) Threshold (5), Deram POCP-2048 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
UDCD 612 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 612 US 1994 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-215 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-215 US 1995 Sell This Version
42284 4769-2 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM) Deram 42284 4769-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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JPCD9807368 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(CD, Album, Unofficial) Grammy JPCD9807368 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
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UICY-20048 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Deram UICY-20048 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
MOVLP1101 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Music On Vinyl, Deram MOVLP1101 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
UICY-77989 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Deram UICY-77989 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
672 263-5 The Moody Blues On The Threshold Of A Dream(LP, Album, RE, 180) Deram 672 263-5 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
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mungochubb

mungochubb

March 21, 2018
referencing On The Threshold Of A Dream, LP, Album, Gat, SML 1035

Are the images of the labels presented here correct? Shouldn't they state, " Royal Sound Stereo" instead of just, "Stereo"?
oregano

oregano

March 18, 2018
referencing On The Threshold Of A Dream, LP, Album, Club, CRC, DES 18025
My copy of this is a little weird...

Side A Matrix: [stamped]1A ZAL 8827---1B [etched]1T
Tracks on Side A don't segue as they should, but fade in/out instead.

Side B Matrix: [stamped]B[etched]27 T1 ZAL 8828-P16 [stamped]Bell Sound [etched]sf
The "16" looks corrected from "15" and there are three dots underneath.
This side ends in a loop as it should.

CRC markings on spine and left side of labels.
devito.mark

devito.mark

September 22, 2017
referencing On The Threshold Of A Dream, LP, Album, RE, Gat, MOVLP1101

I don't know about anyone else, but my copy sounds amazing. It's beyond quiet and the sound, to me, is incredible. Nicely done
I do not have the MFSL to compare this one to, so I can't speak about the comparison.
streetmouse

streetmouse

March 21, 2017
referencing On The Threshold Of A Dream, LP, Album, Mon, DES-18025
The Moody Blues professed to not being a lysergic band, stating that merely thinking can take one anywhere they wished to go. With that in mind, I will say that nearly all of the early albums from the Moody’s set the soundtrack to so may of my acid laced adventures, holding me warmly, wrapped gently in flowering music that ebbed and flowed with passion and grace, never harsh, never a freakout surprise, simply the essence of all that was tripped out and intoxicating.

Showing up in April of 1969, On The Threshold Of A Dream was very romantic in its manner, the record was filled with hypnotic string arrangements, substantial hooks and flowing music. Critics like Robert Christgau of the Village Voice hated the album, Rolling Stone Magazine said, ”Were it not for their titanic successes, this might easily be dismissed as an odd and overlong joke,”. But it was well received among fans who were happy to take this intermediate step with The Moody Blues. This was also the first album from which the Moody Blues had not charted a hit single, though that mattered little, as by this date they were established, with fans waiting on release dates, and the fledgling FM radio was happy to play the whole album should the DJ be so moved, and often was.

The album sets flight with a frequency of electric sounds that morph into the sound of a computer, as if the listener is physically about to depart into deep space, and why shouldn’t they feel this way, the year 1969 was the apex of the space race, an aspect so new and profound for the world that it certainly needed its own music … and perhaps philosophy, along with a moral tone of stability that this adventure into space required.

While several chords and ideas can be traced back to The Beatles, there’s nothing really lifted or stolen, simply ideas to be expanded on; and who wouldn’t want to expand on a Beatle idea. The Moody Blues were a band apart in those days, their dreamy hypnotic visions were something entirely new and beholding to no one. There was an eloquence and rapture found here that others in the future would look back on and attempt to emulate. Nevertheless, the sound that The Moody Blues developed was rich, full, layered, and even looking at them decked out in their mod clothing on the inner pages, it was hard to believe that this music was of this world, and that The Moody Blues had not been sent here from the outer regions of the galaxy to bring enlightenment to the world.

I will confess that with older and wiser ears, the poetry sounds rather sophomoric and overblown, though it did lace the songs together, and at the time, was a profoundly fresh concept.

*** The Fun Facts: The album’s cover painting by Phil Travers was stunning, with dreamlike images of a machine with one eye and two tentacle, and a red rose in one metallic claw; the other connected to a peculiar tree evocative of a human profile, complete with a man’s eye and ear. The oddly positioned tree branches create an image of a human nose, mouth and chin. More branches and sparse leaves completed the look, vaguely resembling hair. The blue and purple cover contained other images culled from the music, as Merlin loomed in one corner holding a magic wand; a white eagle spread its wings across the center of the painting; and, ships sailed at sea, as if on a long voyage.

Review by Jenell Kesler
VinylVulture1979

VinylVulture1979

March 2, 2017
referencing On The Threshold Of A Dream, LP, Album, W , DES 18025
Labels say "On the Treshold of a Dream" instead of Threshold!
TheVillageRecorder

TheVillageRecorder

January 22, 2017
referencing On The Threshold Of A Dream, LP, Album, RE, Hal, NR 21
2 cover versions of this one with the same matrix #'s. 1 has a darker purple cover and the other is blue.
gjetson

gjetson

December 15, 2015
referencing On The Threshold Of A Dream, LP, Album, RE, DES 18025, 820 170-1
I have the exact same label in an early U.S. gatefold release. Since the label indicates it was manufactured and distributed by Phonogram/Polygram in the U.S. (and pressed by Sterling), I'm wondering how it ended up as a German re-issue. Could it just be a U.S. disk that ended up in a German jacket?