Peak Hour (song)

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"Peak Hour"
Song by The Moody Blues
from the album Days of Future Passed
Released 11 November 1967
Recorded October 1967
Genre Symphonic rock
Length 5:33
Label Deram Records
Songwriter(s) John Lodge
Producer(s) Tony Clarke
Days of Future Passed track listing
Side one
  1. "The Day Begins: The Day Begins/Morning Glory"
  2. "Dawn: (Intro)/Dawn Is a Feeling"
  3. "The Morning: (Intro)/Another Morning"
  4. "Lunch Break: (Intro)/Peak Hour"
Side two
  1. The Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)/(Evening) Time to Get Away"
  2. "Evening: (Intro)/The Sunset/Twilight Time"
  3. "The Night: "Nights in White Satin/Late Lament"

"Peak Hour" is a song from The Moody Blues 1967 album Days of Future Passed, a concept album with each song representing a part of the day. "Peak Hour" is featured on the fourth track, which is titled "Lunch Break." "Peak Hour" was written by the Moody Blues' bassist John Lodge.

The orchestral piece at the beginning of the song, which takes up the first two minutes was composed by Peter Knight, who also arranged "The Day Begins" and the rest of the orchestral sections of Days of Future Passed.

"Peak Hour" is one of the more up-beat songs on Days of Future Passed. This style of upbeat rock and roll songs would ultimately become John Lodge's signature song-writing style for the Moody Blues.