Jeremy Irons Performing “Morning Glory” and “Late Lament” from “Days Of of Future Passed”
May 21, 2017
“Last week I dashed over to London to record, film (and direct !) Jeremy Irons performing ‘Morning Glory’ and ‘Late Lament’ from The Moody Blues ‘Days Of Future Passed’ album.
Jeremy is the new ‘voice’ of these two spoken word pieces, originally performed on the 1967 LP by keyboard player Mike Pinder and written by Graeme Edge, and he will feature on giant video screens on our upcoming tour when we will be performing the album live for the first time”.
“Jeremy, who arrived on his motor bike for the session at Metropolis studios in West London, had let me know the day before that he had a ‘window’ of a couple of hours free to do the recording before taping his voice for a children’s e-book.
It was an absolute pleasure and a joy for me to record him. Jeremy has the perfect voice and presence for these two beautiful poems. His performance is powerful, and extremely moving, and he brilliantly compliments Peter Knight’s orchestral arrangements that lead us into ‘Dawn Is A feeling’ at the opening of the piece, and ‘Nights In White Satin’ at the close”.