UMR are delighted to announce the release on 12 May 2023 of the deluxe edition of To Our Children’s Children’s Children / The Royal Albert Hall Concert December 1969. This 4CD/1Blu-Ray boxset features the remastered original stereo mix, along with new stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes by Stephen W. Tayler.
Tayler has also remixed a legendary performance recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in December 1969, in both stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound. The concert features in this set on both CD and on Blu Ray disc. There will also be a special version of this live performance made available on 1LP plus 12” vinyl which was cut at Abbey Road Studios. Additionally included in the Boxset collection are various B-sides / alternate versions, and also a rare BBC Radio Concert from December 1969.
Issued in November 1969, To Our Children’s Children’s Children was the first album release by the Moody Blues on their own label, Threshold Records. Regarded as one of the finest of their so-called ‘classic seven’ albums, the record covered conceptual themes such as space exploration (as the sessions took place as the Apollo 11 moon landing occurred). With such classic tracks as Watching and Waiting, Gypsy, Beyond and Eternity Road, the album was a number 2 hit in the UK and reached Gold status in the USA.
The Royal Albert Hall Concert 1969 took place in December and was recorded by Decca Records. This legendary concert was the highlight of the Moody Blues Threshold Roadshow UK Tour of that year, promoting both the band’s latest album, To Our Children’s Children’s Children and other acts on the Moody Blues’ recently established label, Threshold. The original concert recordings have been newly mixed by Stephen W. Tayler and shed a wonderful new light on this powerful performance.
To Our Children’s Children’s Children / The Royal Albert Hall Concert December 1969 is must for all fans of The Moody Blues, a seminal, pioneering and ground-breaking band who changed their world.