After the Moody Blues restyled themselves from rhythm and blues-flavored hitmakers to pensive album music creators, the late-60s brought rich rewards. If they'd wondered whether they could maintain such pre-eminence in the new decade, the answer was that 1970 saw the band go from strength to strength. Justin Hayward's powerful, episodic "Question" became their biggest U.K. hit since the "Go Now" days at No. 2, a higher peak than they would ever achieve there again. The album containing that hit, A Question of Balance, marked another new direction for the Moodies in that its songs didn't share an overriding theme. In August 1970, A Question of Balance began a three-week reign at No. 1 in the U.K.; in America, it climbed to No. 3 and would eventually go platinum.