The Moody Blues Original LP Collection * Seventh Sojourn & This Is The Moody Blues ( 2 LP Set- Best Of ) * Mint Condition. Both LPs + Jackets ( both original album jackets open to Gatefold ). These are the Original U.S. First Pressings of these Rare Albums. The Moody Blues are a British rock band originally from Birmingham, England. Founding members Michael Pinder and Ray Thomas performed an initially rhythm and blues-based sound in Birmingham in 1964 along with Graeme Edge and others, and were later joined by John Lodge and Justin Hayward as they inspired and evolved the progressive rock style. Among their innovations was a fusion with classical music, most notably in their seminal 1967 album Days of Future Passed. The band has had numerous hit albums in the UK, U.S., and worldwide, and has seen several additional musicians come and go, and they remain active even as of 2007, with a North American summer tour scheduled. Seventh Sojourn, released in 1972, was the seventh album released by The Moody Blues' psychedelic era line-up. In Seventh Sojourn, The Moody Blues replaced the Mellotron with a keyboard called the Chamberlin, a device similar to the Mellotron created by the original inventor of the device, Harry Chamberlin. It could simulate orchestral sounds more realistically and easily than the Mellotron.Seventh Sojourn managed to reach #5 in the UK, and became the band's first U.S. chart topper, spending five weeks at the summit to close out 1972. Two hit singles came from this album: "Isn't Life Strange" and "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)." However, both songs were overshadowed by the re-release of "Nights in White Satin," which had its first single release in 1967. Whereas both singles from Seventh Sojourn merely made the top 40, "Nights In White Satin" hit #9 in the UK and #2 in the U.S., which was the highest American chart position for a Moody Blues single.On this album, the band made two strong political references. "Lost in a Lost World" alluded to the brutality of revolution ("Revolution never won/It's just another form of gun") and racial tension ("In their eyes it's nation, against nation, against nation/With racial pride"). "You and Me," like "Question" from two years earlier, alludes to the Vietnam War. These Original First Pressing LPs have just a very few light surface scratches on the LP Vinyl , and the original mint gate-fold LP jackets have only very slight edge wear. An excellent LP Music Library of the legendary rock band The Moody Blues. Email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.