British rock band The Moody Blues’ ‘Nights in White Satin‘ was that cool 1960s symphonic rock song played at the end of The Clearing this week — The Clearing, Season 1, Episode 5, “Maitreya“.
The song began playing as Adrienne tells Hannah she looks tired, and then suggests she needs a rest.
It continues playing over the episode’s final scenes montage.
When was The Moody Blues’ ‘Nights in White Satin‘ released?
The Moody Blues’ ‘Nights in White Satin‘ came out as a single release in 1967, and hit #1 in Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as at #19 on the UK Singles chart.
The track was re-released five years later and performed even better, making it onto charts in six countries including the UK, where this time it charted at #6.
In the U.S., The Moody Blues’ ‘Nights in White Satin‘ peaked at #1 on the U.S. Top 100 chart during its second release, and also hit the top spot on the Canadian singles chart.
Since its release, The Moody Blues’ ‘Nights in White Satin‘ has become one of the bands signature songs, and a track they often performed live when in concert.
The orchestral segments of the song were performed by the London Festival Orchestra.
The band itself was founded in 1964 and saw varying degrees of success over the next decade. It was active until 1974 when the members decided to go on hiatus.
They got back together in 1977 after several member changes, and stayed together until 2018 when The Moody Blues officially broke up after Graeme Edge, the drummer and only original member left in the band, retired in his late 70s.
Listen to The Moody Blues’ ‘Nights in White Satin‘ as heard on this week’s episode of The Clearing on the Spotify player and in the video below.
There is also amagnificent live performance of the song the band gave back in 1968 down there as well.
As for The Clearing, the first five episodes of the psychological thriller are now streaming on Disney Plus and Hulu.
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