The MOVE – ” The Early Albums “

Posted: May 30, 2021 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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There was a lot of great pop music in the 1960s, and Birmingham psychedelic rock band The Move are often overlooked among the rush. They never made an impression in the US where the band they morphed into, Electric Light Orchestra, were much more successful. A lot of British bands left their best material off studio albums, and only put it on singles. The Beatles had enough great material to get away with it, but The Move hurt their album legacy by never including gems like ‘Blackberry Way’ and ‘Night of Fear’ on their albums.

Perhaps due to this policy, The Move were a very successful singles band, especially early in their career. Five of the first six Move singles placed in the UK top 5, with ‘Blackberry Way’ reaching No#1.

We are proud to be kicking off our reissue program of classic titles by 60s rock band The Move. 

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“Move” Released March 1968

‘Move’: The classic 1968 debut album by The Move comes in 2 formats: a 3 Disc Remastered & Expanded Deluxe Edition and a Standard Edition. The 3 CD Deluxe edition focuses on the Mono mix of the album, but has also been expanded to include 52 bonus tracks encompassing stereo mixes of the album tracks, previously unreleased tracks from the band’s very first recording session in January 1966, unreleased tracks from an early appearance on regional radio and 19 tracks drawn from BBC radio sessions recorded between January 1967 and January 1968. It also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Mark Paytress and also includes a poster.

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“Shazam” Released February 1970

Shazam’: The classic 1970 album by The Move is available as a 2CD Remastered & Expanded Deluxe Edition and a Standard Edition. The 2CD Deluxe edition has been expanded to include 37 bonus tracks encompassing the singles ‘Wild Tiger Woman’, ‘Blackberry Way’ and ‘Curly’ and alternate mixes. Significantly, 23 tracks recorded for the BBC between May 1968 and November 1969 are also included; 12 of which appear on CD for the first time. It also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Mark Paytress and also includes a poster.

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“Looking On” released December 1970

‘Looking On’: a newly re-mastered and expanded 2CD edition of the classic 1970 album by The MoveLooking On. expanded to include 14 bonus tracks encompassing the single B-side ‘Lightnin’ Never Strikes Twice’, alternate mixes, and seven tracks and two interviews recorded for the BBC in 1970, all of which appear on CD for the first time. Also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Mark Paytress and also includes a poster.

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‘Something Else From The Move’

‘Something Else From The Move’: This newly expanded and re-mastered edition of the classic 1968 live recordings made by The Move at the legendary Marquee Club in London is now available as a Remastered & Expanded Edition. In 2007 the original multi-track master tapes were re-mixed and pieced together to present as full a record of The Move’s Marquee performances as possible. Now these stereo tracks are gathered, along with the five mono mixes that formed the original 1968 EP on a CD version of “Something Else from the Move”. The release is newly presented in a single digi-pack with illustrated booklet and liner notes.

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