The Story Behind Nights In White Satin, a documentary produced and directed by noted filmmaker/musician David Minasian, has been nominated this year by the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema as Best Documentary.
The year was 1966. A 19 year old lad from Swindon named Justin Hayward had just joined a struggling English rock band called the Moody Blues. Little did he know that a recent composition of his would forever alter the course of his life and that of his bandmates. As the closing track of the landmark classical rock album Days of Future Passed, Nights in White Satin would soon go on to become one of the best selling, most covered, and best loved songs of the rock era. A rare, candid interview with its legendary composer and singer Justin Hayward, combined with previously unreleased vintage footage, including the first ever live performance of Nights In White Satin captured on film, highlights this fascinating study of the making of a classic.
You are invited to attend a special screening of The Story Behind Nights In White Satin on Wednesday, January 6 at 7pm at the Rustic Theatre in Idyllwild, CA as part of the 2016 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, which runs from January 5th through the 10th. As part of this special presentation, the Festival will also be screening, as a bonus, a concert film titled Watching & Waiting which features a magical performance by Justin Hayward recorded in 2014. This intimate concert showcases not only several Moody Blues classics, but also a number of rarities performed live for the very first time.
You can get this DVD as part of a pre-packaged set entitled The Justin Hayward Collection. This 4 disc set contains not only the nominated Nights In White Satin documentary, but also two Justin Hayward solo concerts (from 1998 and 2014) plus a solo acoustic performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
That's 6 hours of Justin Hayward and Moody Blues music. This collector edition set is available for a very limited time and in a limited supply. Once this promotion ends, it will not be offered again.