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Seventh best of the Seven
on 8 March 2014
After a string of highly consistent releases, Seventh Sojourn sees the Moody Blues starting to struggle for new and innovative ways to express themselves. This is not a bad album; quite simply, it is just not as interesting as its predecessors. John Lodge's 'Isn't Life Strange' is certainly one of the more memorable tracks here but 'I'm Just A Singer In a Rock And Roll Band' feels like going through the motions. Unsurprisingly, the group took an extended break after this 1972 release (having released 7 albums in under 6 years) and returned somewhat refreshed.
My favourite Moody Blues album is 'For Our Children's Children's Children' (1969) which is a gloriously heady mix of psychedelia and whimsy and I would recommend that album as a good starting point for your voyage of discovery.