The MOVE – ” Magnetic Waves of Sound “

Posted: September 25, 2019 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered CD & DVD collection by Birmingham band THE MOVE.“Magnetic Waves of Sound” which features a newly re-mastered 21 track CD featuring all of the Move’s UK hit singles, along with key album tracks from their four studio albums. The accompanying hour long DVD (NTSC / Region Free) in this collection is a true first, and features 21 appearances on BBC TV and German television and a promotional film, all shot between 1967 and 1970. These include a performance ofFire Brigade on Top of the Pops from February 1968 and the band’s entire Colour Me Pop performance for BBC 2 from January 1969. Also featured is a rare promotional film of ‘I Can Hear the Grass Grow, a trio of songs performed live from the German TV show Beat, Beat, Beat (recorded in June 1967) and a fine selection of Move appearances on the German TV show Beat Club, all gathered together on DVD officially for the first time.

Esoteric Records have addressed all the aforementioned and this new package is just excellent.
With 2 discs, the first being audio with 21 tracks in chronological order from debut Deram single ‘Night of Fear’ right thru to ‘Do Ya’ (with Jeff Lynne and later reworked for ELO). ‘I Can Hear the Grass Grow’ ‘Flowers in the Rain’ ‘Fire Brigade’ ‘ Blackberry Way’ (a No.1) the often overlooked ‘Wild Tiger Woman’, all classic pop/rock/psyche tracks. Moving on, no pun intended! to the heavier sounds of ‘Brontosaurus’ and ‘When Alice Comes Back To the Farm’ and wrapping up with lighter Wood whimsys ‘Tonight’ and Chinatown’. Roy Woods songwriting leaps out the speakers with new clarity. The remastering on ‘Here We Go Round the Lemon Tree’ and ‘Walk  Upon The Water’ revealing new subtle orchestration.

A first class result all round. And then disc 2 is a REAL bonus. For the first time on DVD 21 tracks of the band performing, some live, some lip synched on TV. There’s great clips from ‘Colour Me Pop’ ‘Top of the Pops’ and the German equivalents of ‘Beat Club’ and ‘Beat Beat Beat’. Bless the Germans for preserving (in great quality for the time) early live performances of the ‘classic’ line up of Roy, Carl, Bev, Trevor and Ace. Its a great wallow in nostalgia for those of us of a certain age! and a testament to one of the best bands of the Sixties. The fold out digipack is beautifully presented with extensive liner notes and even a fold out mini poster. So there you have it, if you’re after a Move hits and more compilation, look no further this is definitive.

Of all of the groups to emerge in Britain in the latter half of the 1960s, THE Move was arguably one of the finest. A powerful act on stage, the group were blessed with one of the most imaginative songwriters of his generation in Roy Wood.

Magnetic Waves of Sound is a fitting celebration of the legacy of The Move.

Magnetic Waves of Sound includes a lavishly illustrated booklet and features a new essay by Mark Paytress and also includes a poster.

Magnetic Waves Of Sound – The Best Of The Move: 2 Disc CD/DVD Deluxe Remastered Edition’

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