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The Move - Move/Shazam Album Reviews

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Songs from the Wood, remastered and expanded.

During a radio session from May 1968, a couple of months after their debut, Move, was released, vocalist Carl Wayne was asked if they were still playing the “’68 sound of rock”.

“No,” said Wayne. “We got on and off really quickly. Now we’re rock, jazz, blues, everything.” Things were moving fast back then, but The Move’s brief touchdown on psychedelia – they were more a hip, sharp, restlessly creative pop group with a streak of English eccentricity and an ear for striking arrangements – produced one of the most vibrant albums of the year. The group also scored considerable chart success with singles such as Flowers In The Rain (the first song to be played on the inaugural BBC Radio 1 broadcast in 1967) and Fire Brigade, both of which are included on Move, and which showcased Roy Wood as one of the premier songwriters of the late 60s.

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