From page 20 of Classic Rock Magazine December 2003
AFTER MANY CRITICS HAD written them off as a spent force, 60s orchestral rock masters The Moody Blues were this month laughing from the top of the US album chart.
‘Seventh Sojourn’ was their seventh studio record, but five was the magic number, as they clung on to No.1 for as many weeks, while reaching No.5 in the UK It had been a landmark year for The Moodies, with the reissued 1967 single ‘Nights In White Satin’ hitting US No.2 and helping push parent album ‘Days Of Future Passed’ to No.3 in its wake. “It was almost as if ‘Nights...’ was the single from ‘Seventh Sojourn’,” said bemused but delighted guitarist/singer Justin Hayward. “The
record company was trying to stop it by suggesting to radio stations that they shouldn’t play it, but it didn’t matter.”
The Moodies would not release a new album until 1978, after a break for solo projects.
‘Seventh Sojourn’ proved to be a very successful way to close a chapter of the band’s history.