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SEVENTH SOJOURN


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Regarded as one of the most innovative and successful rock bands in music history, The Moody Blues are musical leaders who can claim to have a following of mass proportions worldwide spanning the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. They continue to relate to new generations with every album release and tour, and have established themselves into ... Read more in Amazon's The Moody Blues Store

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  • Vinyl
  • Label: THRESHOLD
  • ASIN: B0044PKDHW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  DVD Audio  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Kelvin Cheatle on 7 April 2007
Format: Audio CD
35 years after this album hit No 1 its re-release as an SACD is timely as The Moodies are suddenly fashionable again.Although choosing the best MBs album is difficult-their quality control means all their albums are of a good standard-this is my favourite.Justin Hayward has never written a finer song than the exquisite "New Horizons";this album also contains John Lodges finest songwriting ever with two major hit singles in "Isnt Life Strange" and "Im just a singer in a rock n roll band"and there are excellent songs too from Pinder and Thomas.

Of the "new" songs,the extended version of "Isnt Life stange" has a stunning musical bridge that brings a tear to the eye;the instrumental versions of "You and Me" and "Lost in a Lost world" demonstrate the bands fabulous musicianship;and,best of all,Justin Haywards "Island" is a tantalising glimpse of their aborted 8th album of early 1973.A glorious track in Haywards finest traditions,this song features Pinders soaring keyboards and the knock out Hayward vocals all Moddies fans adore.

Worth the admission money alone!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Martin A Hogan HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 20 April 2007
Format: Audio CD
Considered to be the Moody Blues last cohesive album, "Seventh Sojourn" contains the same high quality of songwriting and instrumental brilliance of any predecessor. Remastered from the original quadraphonic tapes, this SACD 5.1 surround recording takes full advantage of the original recordings. An added bonus is four extra tracks never before heard. There is the original extended eight plus minute version of "Isn't Life Strange" by John Lodge that contains a wonderful central instrumental piece. Recorded at Mike Pinder's `Beckthorns' recording studio, the instrumental, "You And Me" contains great mellotron work (or the Chamberlain) and also pushed the envelope for ethereal sound. The instrumental bonus of "Lost In A Lost World" also gives a new spiritual meaning to the original song version. The last bonus song, "Island" is heard here for the first time, having never made it to "Octave". It is a brilliant Hayward ballad that should have been released years ago.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By S. E. Shapiro on 1 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
This is a very, very nice reissue of a great album. The DTS version still blows this away. The extra tracks are worth the price of admission. After all of these years, this effort drives home what a fabulous duo Edge and Lodge make as a driving force. A worth while addition to your moodies collection, and enjoy singing your kishkas out to "You and Me" which has the vocals removed.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By K. Phillips on 21 April 2007
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Seventh Sojourn was the first LP I bought with my own money..I was 15 at the time in 1972;and so it remains to this day my favourite.This reissue is like meeting an old friend and noticing something new,the instrumental bonus tracks give an insight into how the band worked but best of all you can sing along at home and be a Moody Blue!(go on you know you want to!)

This is the Moodies most accomplished but not their most inspired album.It is certainly the last great one,with `that sound`,and this versions greatest moment is without a doubt Pinder`s instrumental bridge on the original version of Isn`t Life Strange...I am not kiding.. I actually had a tear in my eye when I first heard this...I really believe there will be Mellotrons in Heaven!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ludix on 22 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
The Amazon UK specifications for this disc claim that it requires SACD hardware for playback.

Luckily, this is actually a HYBRID disc. It contains a conventional stereo CD audio track, playable on any CD player in the world, TOGETHER with high-resolution SACD tracks in stereo and 5.1 surround.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By democritus on 28 April 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I grew up obsessed with the music of the Moody Blues and nothing has changed in the 30-odd years since. As an angst-ridden teenager I could lock myself away and play all core seven albums back to back and be at one with the universe.

Unfortunately I don't get time to do that these days, but to my surprise and delight my children discovered the Moodies and do exactly the same thing!!!

The music of the Moodies, and the core seven in particular, gets to me in a way no other band before or since ever has, and I always return to it if I need a spiritual uplift. I still look through the 'Ms' in old record shops just in case I missed a hidden recording from the mists of time!!

I know that it's not cool to like the Moody Blues, but give them a listen - you certainly won't be disappointed and you may just be amazed!!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By C. S. Grant on 4 April 2007
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This is the second Moodies SACD I've purchased, but was the first Moodies album I ever owned on LP. Mike Pinder's change of keyboards from a mellotron to a Chamberlain(?)makes for a much clearer sound. Although I have to add that I'm a huge mellotron fan, but older recordings can render the sound a little muddy. There is complete tasteful space on a 5.1 system, of which you will hear the original 8 tracks. The voices, percussion and Ray Thomas's flute all benefit from the new mix. Justin Hayward's guitar sounds superb. He is not a classic rock guitarist, but has his own unique sound, on which tracks such as Land Of Make Believe and You And Me just sound full. I'm Just A Singer also takes on more of a guitar sound. I always thought that this was a heavy laden sax filled tune. Now I think it's Mike Pinder on his new keyboard, but the guitar now takes the lead instead of the old "sax" sound. As far as the bonus tracks go, Isn't Life Strange adds a couple of extra minutes midway with a symphonic sounding intrumental interlude. You And Me and Lost In A Lost World (always my favourite album track), appear so different without vocals. Island is a new fine song. The bonus tracks are not mixed into 5.1 This is a re-assessment of the scoring, as my first effort was a mistake. This is a true 5 star album. (And believe it was my first Amazon review!).
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