Peak Hour (song)
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|Song by The Moody Blues|
|from the album Days of Future Passed|
|Released||11 November 1967|
|Days of Future Passed track listing|
"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.
- John Lodge: lead vocal, bass guitar
- Justin Hayward: backing vocal, electric guitar
- Mike Pinder: backing vocal, mellotron
- Ray Thomas: backing vocal, percussion, flute and other wind instruments
- Graeme Edge: backing vocal, drums, percussion
- Peter Knight and the London Festival Orchestra: orchestral arrangements