(Evening) Time to Get Away

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"(Evening) Time to Get Away"
Song by The Moody Blues from the album Days of Future Passed
Released 10 November 1967
Recorded October 1967
Genre Symphonic rock
Folk rock
Psychedelic rock
Length 3:17
Label Deram Records
Writer John Lodge
Producer Tony Clarke
Days of Future Passed track listing
Side one
  1. "The Day Begins"
  2. Dawn: "Dawn is a Feeling"
  3. The Morning: "Another Morning"
  4. Lunch Break: "Peak Hour"
Side two
  1. The Afternoon: "Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)"
  2. Evening: "The Sunset" / "Twilight Time"
  3. The Night: "Nights in White Satin"

"(Evening) Time to Get Away" (sometimes referred to as simply "Time to Get Away") is an unlisted song from The Moody Blues 1967 album Days of Future Passed, a concept album with each song representing a part of the day. "(Evening) Time to Get Away" was written by bassist John Lodge, and is one of two songs written by Lodge for Days of Future Passed, the other being "Peak Hour." As the title suggests, the lyrics are about ending the work day and returning home. "(Evening) Time to Get Away" is part two of the track "Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)", which also contains the Justin Hayward song "Tuesday Afternoon."

The fifteen-second orchestral prelude to "Nights in White Satin" opens with an excerpt from "(Evening) Time to Get Away."

On the original LP of Days of Future Passed, the entire part two featured all of the band members (except Graeme Edge) on vocals during the bridge. In 1978, the entire album was remixed due to deterioration of the original master tapes. The remix now only features John Lodge singing on the bridge. The original 1967 mix has never been released on CD.

Some classic rock stations still play the entire eight-and-a-half minute "Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)" track.

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