I recently re-fell in love with "Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues. So much, that Lorelei has decided to re-make the song and hopefully put it on our album as a bonus track. I'm so excited! I hope we do it justice. The big question is...what to do with that flute solo!
The tune was written by the lead singer, Justin Hayworth, in 1967. He titled it after receiving a set of white satin sheets as a gift. The song is about unrequited love and yearning from afar, however, the lyrics are fairly open to interpretation.
When it was first released, it was not a hit, since the song was 7+ minutes long. Gotta love the 60's! When it was later released in 1972, the track was cut to 4:26 in length. Then it became a gold single, which back then, was huge. Check out the original here. I'm sure you'll get a kick out of the uber-cheesy video ;)
P.S. For the longest time, I thought the lyrics were, "knights in white satin", and I pictured knights draped with white satin galloping on horses. Ha!