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SEVENTH SOJOURN

The Moody Blues

 

Crossover Prog

3.71 | 286 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars I quite like this album. Lots of beautiful vocal harmonies, as well as powerful melodies sit on this "Seven Sojourn".

The first two songs are very well crafted, and when you listen to "New Horizons", you immediately know where a band like BJH took their source of inspiration for several of their albums. This song conveys a joyful mood and is not far from previous great songs of theirs.

Of course, you need to accept the Moodies for what they are and what they do best : to write nice ballads, at times orchestrated (which I have not always liked, I mean the orchestrations). This album might sound a bit too much of the same. A tranquil and melancholic sound throughout this good album. In this aspect, "Isn't Life Strange" might either please or irritate you. I belong to the former category. A bit sad but so sweet.

To break this feeling, a more upbeat "You & Me". Oh, don't expect a wild number of course. Just some nice psychedelia for a while.

But still, a song as "When You're a Free Man" is not bad at all. Somewhat "Melancholy Man" inspired, it is another catchy and tranquil song from a tranquil album. Perfect to cool down while sitting in the traffic jams. Do try, believe me!

The band is also flirting with a rocking song, but I have to say that to add the brass section was not a great idea. It is the least appealing song as far as I am concerned. Still this album is a good one.

Three stars.

Some nostalgia as well since this was the last album of their classical period and a looooooong break will follow.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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