Offered for sale is a limited edition Japanese pressing of Seventh Sojourn by the Moody Blues, including the original obi, a “tour” obi, two booklets and a poster.
About this copy: This copy of Seventh Sojourn is a 1973 Japanese pressing on the Threshold label of an album that was originally released in 1972.
This second issue was a limited edition pressing to commemorate the band’s then-current Japanese tour. This pressing included a wider obi that said “commemorative edition”, a second booklet, and a poster that were not included in the original issue.
The cover is M-. The obi is VG with moderate foxing and a small 1 cm tear at the top edge. The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.
The lyric booklet is VG+ with slight foxing. The discography booklet is M-. The poster is M- with no rips, tears, or holes.
The disc is VG+ with a light sleeve scuff on side one and a small inaudible mark on side two (see photo.) There are a few spindle marks on the labels. It’s a clean disc that has been well cared for.
A nice copy of a classic LP and an album that is hard to find complete.
Background: Released in 1972, Seventh Sojourn was the eighth album by the Moody Blues and the last of their so-called “Classic Seven” LPs.
The album reached #5 on the UK charts and #1 in the U.S.
Despite the presence of a pair of ballads — one of them (“New Horizons”) by Justin Hayward the latter’s most romantic number since “Nights in White Satin” — Seventh Sojourn was notable at the time of its release for showing the hardest-rocking sound this band had ever produced on record. It’s all relative, of course, compared to their prior work, but the music is comparatively stripped down here, and on a lot of it Graeme Edge’s drumming and John Lodge’s bass work comprise a more forceful and assertive rhythm section than they had on earlier records, on numbers such as “Lost in a Lost World,” “You and Me,” and “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock & Roll Band).”
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1973|