To Our Children's Children's Children

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To Our Children's Children's Children
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Studio album by The Moody Blues
Released 21 November 1969
Recorded May–September 1969 at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England
Genre Progressive rock
Length 40:15
Label Threshold
Producer Tony Clarke
The Moody Blues chronology
On the Threshold of a Dream
(1969)On the Threshold of a Dream1969
To Our Children's Children's Children
(1969)
A Question of Balance
(1970)A Question of Balance1970
Singles from To Our Children's Children's Children
  1. "Watching and Waiting"
    Released: 31 October 1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

To Our Children's Children's Children is the fifth album by The Moody Blues, released in November 1969.

Background[edit]

The album was the first released on the group's newly formed Threshold record label, which was named after the band's previous album from the same year, On the Threshold of a Dream. It was inspired by the 1969 moon landing, and the songs centre on the twin themes of space travel and children, with minor-key tonalities and a distinct psychedelic influence.[citation needed] It is the fourth of what are popularly considered the group's "core seven" (or Classic Seven) albums from 1967 to 1972.

Release[edit]

While the extracted single, "Watching and Waiting," did not do well in that market, To Our Children's Children's Children was critically well-received and sold well, reaching number 2 in the UK albums chart[2] and number 14 in the US.[3] The album was mixed and released in both stereo and quadraphonic.

The album was one of those listened to, on cassette tape, by the crew of Apollo 15 in 1971.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Higher and Higher"Graeme EdgePinder (narration)4:07
2."Eyes of a Child I"John LodgeLodge3:24
3."Floating"Ray ThomasThomas3:02
4."Eyes of a Child II"LodgeLodge1:20
5."I Never Thought I'd Live to Be a Hundred"Justin HaywardHayward1:05
6."Beyond"Edge(instrumental)2:59
7."Out and In"Mike Pinder, LodgePinder3:50
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s) Length
1."Gypsy (Of a Strange and Distant Time)"HaywardHayward3:33
2."Eternity Road"ThomasThomas4:19
3."Candle of Life"LodgeLodge, Hayward4:15
4."Sun Is Still Shining"PinderPinder3:40
5."I Never Thought I'd Live to Be a Million"HaywardHayward0:34
6."Watching and Waiting"Hayward, ThomasHayward4:16

In March 2006, the album was remastered into SACD and repackaged into a 2CD Deluxe Edition.

In 2008, a remaster for single standard audio CD was issued with the five bonus tracks.

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1969 UK Albums Chart 2
1970 Billboard 200 14

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ To Our Children's Children's Children at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Moody Blues | Full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Moody Blues – Chart History | Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ "HSA Space Exploration and Aviation Auction Catalog #6000". Heritage Capital Corporation. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2018 – via Google Books. 

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