I plan on posting more Moody Blues music soon. One thing I'm particularly keen on posting is an alternate version of their 1967 album "Days of Future Passed." There are two things about it I want to change, which fit together. One, I am not a fan of classical music at all. A good chunk of the album is just classical music with no Moody Blues playing at all. I simply want to hear the songs they played instead of some orchestra. But if one cuts those classical parts out, it makes the album too short. That leads me to my second change: adding in other songs. It turns out the band did a bunch of other very good songs in 1967 that are ideal to bring the album back to its original size.
Here's where my question comes in. At first, I just was going to add the extra songs at the start, then the remainder of the "Days of Future Passed" songs until the end. However, a musical friend named MZ pointed out to me that many of those extra songs fit into the concept album's loose theme of a typical day passing. So I much prefer fleshing the concept out with as many songs as I can get to fit. But, one, I'm not entirely sure about which songs to add. Most of the songs seem to fit, more or less, but I can't get three to work. And two, I'm also uncertain about the song order. Some could fit in multiple places, so I'm wondering if anyone else has an opinion on how the song order should go.
Here's what I have so far:
01 Dawn Is a Feeling (Moody Blues)
02 Cities (Moody Blues) *
03 Another Morning (Moody Blues)
04 Love and Beauty (Moody Blues) *
05 I Really Haven't Got the Time (Moody Blues) *
06 Peak Hour (Moody Blues)
07 Tuesday Afternoon [Forever Afternoon] (Moody Blues)
08 [Evening] Time to Get Away (Moody Blues)
09 Long Summer Days (Moody Blues) *
10 The Sun Set (Moody Blues)
11 Twilight Time (Moody Blues)
12 Nights in White Satin (Moody Blues)
13 Late Lament (Moody Blues)
The ones with the * are the extra songs added in. With those added, it makes for a 50 minute long album, which was doable in 1967.
Here are the three extra songs I'd like to add in, but can't seem to make them work:
Fly Me High (Moody Blues)
Leave This Man Alone (Moody Blues)
Please Think about It (Moody Blues)
The last two are basically love songs, which wouldn't fit with the general theme of a day passing, except for the fact that "Nights in White Satin" is one of the greatest love songs of all time. Still, I'm thinking it might be better to leave those off. I have a Moody Blues stray tracks album dealing with 1967 to 1972 that I could put them on instead.
Anyway, your feedback on this is appreciated.