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SEVENTH SOJOURN

The Moody Blues

 

Crossover Prog

3.65 | 199 ratings

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Moonstone
4 stars Yes, the Seventh Sojourn album..

This is for me one of the best Moody albums. The sound is great, the songs are great, the cover match the music. The first thing I noticed was a change in the keyboard department. Pinder had changed from Mellotron to Chamberlin. The Chamberlin sounds GREAT, and he uses it perfectly in every single song. It is rumored that a Mellotron is also used on the album, but I cant really tell in which songs.

"Lost in a lost world" has got good lyrics & great Chamberlin playing. They ALMOST sound like Genesis on this one.

"New horizons" is just beautiful, and again outstandig Chamberlin playing. Pinder's got a real good ear for melody and how to orchestrate things. Really good vocals here from Hayward, lots of emotion.

"Isn't life strange" is an epic song. The only thing I dont like about it is the drums are too low in the mix.

"Land of make-believe" and "When your'e a free man" are very good, melancholic songs. Again great keyboards.

There are some cheesy moments on the album though, like "For my lady" and in "I'm just a singer", and some lame lyrics here & there but the album fuctions well as a whole. That's also why I'm only giving it a 4 star rating.

It may not be prog, but an essetial album if you're a Moody Blues fan. I love it.

Moonstone | 4/5 |

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