Last time whe discussed Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, and this time we shall discuss Seventh Sojourn, which is the last of what I term the “canonical” Moody Blues albums. I say this because there were some major changes after the record which we discuss, and their sound was never quite the same.
Many people consider this to be their finest record, and I do not intend to argue with them. Although my personal favorite is still In Search of the Lost Chord, Seventh Sojourn is certainly a wonderful work. I have an hypothesis about what that is so, and shall share it with you in a bit.
Once again Tony Clarke produced the record and Phil Travers provided the cover art. It was a gatefold album, in accordance with the deal that Threshold Records had with Decca because of the expense of the cover format. I also have an hypothesis about why they insisted on that format.