Written by Dom Ricci of UIUC’s Academic Buzzer Team
Edited by Mike Ose of the University of Iowa Academic Quiz Club.
Subject: Classic rock and classic rockers. The answer to the packets title: it didn’t.
1. Prior to being hijacked by producer Tony Clarke, Decca Records intended this album to be a rock version of Dvorak’s New World Symphony. The surrealistic David Anstey cover art portrayed the structure of this 1967 work whose seven tracks chronicle a single Tuesday. Prominently featuring conductor Peter Knight and the London Festival Orchestra, it was its group’s first album to include Justin Hayward, John Lodge, and the mellotron, which played a prominent role in the follow-up albums In Search of the Lost Chord and On the Threshold of a Dream. FTP, what was this first psychedelic album by the Moody Blues that concludes with “Nights in White Satin”?