Moody Blues – Seventh Sojourn

Moody Blues - Seventh SojournFrom the year of my birth springs this, one of my favorite slices of Moody Blues that there is. I’ve always felt that the Moody Blues’ music is bursting with an altruistic, innocent, pure, platonic love that is unmatched by anything else I’ve ever heard, not even by the Beatles. The Fab Four’s simplest and sweetest love songs still implied the presence of some adolscent hormones, but the Moodies have captured an emotion in their work that reveals their 1960s roots. I think they call it agape love. Concern, compassion, hope and nostalgia flow out of every song, especially “New Horizons”, a ballad that’s almost enough to convince even the most stalwart career bachelor to get married, settle down and start a family (!). I’m usually 4 out of 4not one to listen to music that is blandly uplifting – I’m not a fan of the Pollyanna attitude. But the Moody Blues’ message – that things will be all right if we all work to make them that way – is what makes them a staple in my musical diet. This and Days of Future Passed are their best in my book, hands-down.

Order this CD

  1. Lost in a Lost World (4:45)
  2. New Horizons (5:11)
  3. For My Lady (3:57)
  4. Isn’t Life Strange (6:00)
  5. You and Me (4:20)
  6. The Land of Make-Believe (4:51)
  7. When You’re a Free Man (6:05)
  8. I’m Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band (4:22)

Released by: Threshold
Release date: 1972
Total running time: 39:31