Header

THE MOVE

The Move

Proto-Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

The Move The Move album cover
2.85 | 22 ratings | 3 reviews | 18% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy THE MOVE Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1968

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Yellow Rainbow
2. Kilroy Was Here
3. Lemon Tree
4. Weekend
5. Walk Upon the Water
6. Flowers in the Rain
7. Hey Grandma
8. Useless Information
9. Zing! Went the Strings of my Heart
10. Girl Outside
11. Fire Brigade
12. Mist on a Monday Morning
13. Cherry Blossom Clinic

14. Night of Fear*
15. Disturbance*
16. I Can Hear the Grass Grow*
17. Wave Your Flag and Stop the Train*
18. Vote For Me*
19. Disturbance*
20. Fire Brigade*
21. Second Class*
22. Cherry Blossom Clinic*
23. Lemon Tree*
24. Weekend*
25. Flowers in the Rain*
26. Useless Information*
27. Zing! Went the Strings of my Heart*
28. Girl Outside*
29. Walk Upon the Water*

Lyrics

Search THE MOVE The Move lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search THE MOVE The Move tabs

Line-up / Musicians


- Roy Wood / guitars, vocals
- Carl Wayne / vocals
- Trevor Burton / guitars, bass, vocals
- Chris Ace Kefford / bass, vocals
- Bev Bevan / drums, vocals

Releases information

LP: March 1968: Regal Zonophone

LP/ MC: With the title Flowers In The Rain exist a German edition for Star Power series (with diverse cover) (LP cat code 25 102-5 B and MC cat code 23 286-8 MB) in this version the label is Cube/ Intercord (but the years of this new issued is not specified. Is specified, however, that all the tracks are from 1968 except 3 and 6 that are from 1967)

CD: Remastered by Repertoire Records in 1998 with 16 bonus tracks noted with * in track listing.

Thanks to chicapah for the addition
and to mandrakeroot for the last updates
Edit this entry

THE MOVE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy THE MOVE The Move Music


Great Move! The Best of the MoveGreat Move! The Best of the Move
EMI Distribution 1994
Audio CD$40.43
$2.43 (used)
Very Best of the MoveVery Best of the Move
Import · Remastered
Salvo 2009
Audio CD$140.99
$49.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
MARK 1V - Move Over Rover / I Got A Wife, 45 rpm Classic Label 7", 1959 USD $5.47 [0 bids]
30m 5s
Thelonius Funk - Come On, Lets Move - Junction #401965 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 34m
Calvin Richardson - I've Got To Move - 2003 #641818 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 34m 4s
Soon As The People Move - Banging Tunes - 2003 #101478 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 34m 6s
Modern Moves - Backlash / Kaos Theory - 2002 #720875 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 34m 6s
JSF - Move Dat Body - Soft Top Music - 2000 #48903 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 34m 9s
Brain Bashers - Move Your Soul - Shock Records #42533 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 34m 9s
Waterfront - Move With The Spirit - Cardina 3 #349535 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 34m 12s
NAT ADDERLEY - ON THE MOVE NM M (THERESA) LP USD $34.00 Buy It Now 42m 17s
Move 0083061092122, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P&H USD $21.58 Buy It Now 44m 3s
Happy Larry's Bigbeat Orch. - Get On In The Move #19922 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 8m
Raze - Let The Music Move U - Champion - 1987 #421483 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 9m
Second Choice - I Can't Resist (Move Your Body) #158078 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 9m
Mojolators - Make You Move - Camouflage - 2003 #173284 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 9m
Frantic Language - Move It - Art 03 - 1998 #20903 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 10m
Slam Slam - Move (1991 Remix) - MCA - 1991 #312419 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 11m
Technotronic - Move That Body - ARS - 1991 #109008 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 11m
Move A Head - Drums For Maia - Afro Art - 1999 #26236 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 11m
Diva - Everybody (Move Your Body) - East West #43169 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 12m
Trickster (Cmv's) - Move On Up - Phuzz - 1998 #417043 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 12m
Candice - Move It - Looking Forward - 1993 #88030 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 12m
Justin Harris - Let The Rhythm Move You Refried #22398 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 12m
VIDEEO "THANG (GIMME SOME)/MOVE IT" 1982 VG+ FUNK - HOUSTON CONNECTION HEAR!! USD $4.00 Buy It Now 1h 14m
Reel 2 Real - Move Your Body (Mueve La Cadera) #394069 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Reel 2 Real - Go On Move - Positiva - 1994 #62210 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Reel 2 Real - Move Your Body - Positiva - 1995 #77817 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Cathy Dennis - Everybody Move - Polydor - 1991 #98472 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Ruffneck - Move Your Body (Todd Terry) Positiva #16086 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Cappella - Move On Baby - Internal - 1995 #9828 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Vibeman - Move Your Body - Legato - 1996 #243438 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Ruffneck - Move Your Body - Positiva - 1996 #17311 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Reel 2 Real - Move Your Body - Positiva - 1995 #26357 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Technotronic - Move That Body - Swanyard - 1990 #1210 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Cappella - Move On Baby - Internal - 1995 #18575 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Rome - Move Your Feet - Profile - 1992 #142836 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Envoy - Night Moves - Soma - 2003 #115479 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Sue Chaloner - Move On Up - Pulse 8 - 1993 #85313 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
DJ H Featuring Stefy - Move Your Love - RCA #416741 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
M.V.P - Bounce, Shake, Move, Stop - Positiva #179879 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
M.V.P - Bounce, Shake, Move, Stop (Disc 1) #173034 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Abigail - Night Moves - Pulse 8 - 1996 #18292 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Envoy - Move On - Soma - 2004 #134132 USD $6.19 Buy It Now 1h 41m
TRACEY ULLMAN 7" P/S MOVE OVER DARLING STIFF BUY 195 (2) USD $4.57 Buy It Now 1h 45m
TWENTYSIXFEET-MOVES UNDER SKIN -7" VINYL RECORD USD $4.64 Buy It Now 1h 45m
HANK WILLIAMS JR. Major Moves LP 1984 Warner/Curb Columbia House Record Club Ed. USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1h 49m
V/A-Move The House 1-CD-EVA 1991 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 1h 49m
bananarama -move in my direction euro only cd USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1h 55m
The Contourss - Do you Love Me & Move Mr. Man - 45 Record - Motown USD $4.00 Buy It Now 1h 59m
Marv Johnson - (You've Got To) Move Two Mountains / I Need You - UA-241X USD $5.00 Buy It Now 2h 2m
Action Moves People (2013, CD New) USD $13.05 Buy It Now 2h 10m
Cut 'n' Move - Into The Zone 91-96 (CD 1996) VG ++ USD $1.33 Buy It Now 2h 24m
The Move - Message From The Country (CD) NEW USD $7.74 Buy It Now 2h 26m
PROCOL HARUM - THE MOVE Split 7" EP JAPAN KING DERAM LS-139 USD $29.99 Buy It Now 2h 34m
Pitch and Scratch - Everybody Move 12" LISTEN USD $9.30 Buy It Now 2h 36m
Progressive Trance 12" EXPORT AUDIO - GIRL FX / MOVE Promo (Transient Records) USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2h 41m
CASSETTE TAPE MARTIKA (inc I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE) 1988 CBS USD $0.02 [0 bids]
2h 46m
CAPPELLA - Move on baby - 7" single USD $3.86 Buy It Now 2h 57m
Gene And Eunice-7" Vinyl-Move It Over Baby-Vogue-V 9066-65-1960-Ex/G+ USD $43.41 Buy It Now 3h 10m
Move - Pray The Catalyst (2014, CD New) USD $10.96 Buy It Now 3h 16m
Zoinks - Bad Move Space Cadet (1995) - Used - Compact Disc USD $1.37 Buy It Now 3h 16m
CATHY DENNIS_Move To This_used cassette_ships from AUS!_Y3 USD $18.78 Buy It Now 3h 18m
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN "FALLING" & "MAKE A MOVE ON ME"1981 MCA Records Single VINYL USD $0.99 [0 bids]
USD $3.00 Buy It Now
3h 21m
NEW! Make a Move [Digipak] by Gavin DeGraw CD RCA FREE 1ST CLASS SHIPPING USA! USD $9.41 Buy It Now 3h 23m
Eric B & Rakim - Move the Crowd b/w Paid in Full Seven Minutes Remix 12" USD $5.00 [1 bids]
3h 32m
CHARLES MINGUS - "MINGUS MOVES".........12inch LP USD $15.50 [0 bids]
3h 32m
Scooter, Move Your Ass! Remixes USD $17.00 Buy It Now 3h 56m
Shamen Move Any Mountain - Progen (91) 12" One Little Indian 1991 USD $12.39 Buy It Now 4h 6m
(EU240) Duels, The Barbarians Move In - DJ CD USD $7.91 Buy It Now 4h 16m
CHRIS BECKER'S SPLASH night moves JAPAN LP OBI 25MM0348 kR4 USD $16.99 Buy It Now 4h 16m
NERD - SHE WANTS TO MOVE 12" REMIXES Pharrell Williams Chad Hugo USD $5.00 [0 bids]
4h 35m
The Move - Fire Brigade - Regal Zonophone RZ 3005 - 7-inch Vinyl Record USD $7.43 Buy It Now 4h 38m
OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN_Make A Move On Me_used 45 VINYL_7"_ships from AUS!_D1c USD $9.39 Buy It Now 4h 52m
BLACK GOSPEL - MAHALIA original 1st press Apollo w/ "Move On Up A Little Higher" USD $50.00 Buy It Now 4h 58m
Rassinfosse - Second Move - FUG605 USD $21.44 Buy It Now 5h
WASTELAND "MOVE" 1996 Pegasus records rare Greek vinyl record 7" single * EX+ USD $6.00 Buy It Now 5h 2m
Mountain Moves - Treetop Flyers USD $9.45 Buy It Now 5h 8m
The Challengers Foot Tapper / On The Move 7" 45 rpm Vault V-904 VG+ Vinyl USD $8.40 Buy It Now 5h 9m
TOM RUSH Who Do You Love / Something In The Way She Moves 45 from 1968 USD $4.99 Buy It Now 5h 26m
H-Blockx - Time To Move - Cassette, Made In Poland 1994 USD $14.00 Buy It Now 5h 35m
SONS OF MAGDALENE - Move To Pain - CD USD $23.08 Buy It Now 5h 43m
"BOBBY KEENE 45 "MOVE OVER ANGELS"/LISTEN LITTLE GIRL",on the Canadian"C USD $9.99 [1 bids]
5h 43m
Hanoi Rocks Two Steps From The Move US LP USD $24.99 Buy It Now 5h 46m
Freak Kitchen - Move (CD, Feb-2004, Thunderstruck) HARD ROCK USD $19.79 Buy It Now 5h 54m
LUTHER RABB - MAKE A LITTLE MOVE (ON THE ONE) 7" PROMO USD $10.06 Buy It Now 5h 58m
70s Soul 45 INDIVIDUALS Gotta Make A Move/I Love The Way You Love on Pickwick USD $7.99 [0 bids]
6h 4m
Simply Red If You Don't Know Me By Now / Move On Out 7" 45 rpm Elektra 7-69297 USD $3.60 Buy It Now 6h 6m
Bull And The Matadors "Move With The Groove" Funk 45 Toddlin' Town mp3 USD $7.99 [0 bids]
6h 8m
Yellowman - Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt (CD New) USD $15.41 Buy It Now 6h 8m
Move It Up [Single] [Audio CD] Cappella USD $3.02 Buy It Now 6h 13m
Carmen "Time To Move" Modern Soul Boogie 45 Presents mp3 USD $9.50 [3 bids]
6h 16m
Fisher Price: Baby Moves-Dance with Mom USD $5.79 Buy It Now 6h 20m
VINYL 7" SINGLE - MARTIKA - I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE - 655294 7 USD $10.84 Buy It Now 6h 23m
Neon Plastix Awesome Moves 2 Cds PROMO Album USD $1.53 [0 bids]
6h 25m
8 track tape, Donna Fargo, On the move USD $2.00 Buy It Now 6h 29m
Gene Farrow(Vinyl LP)Move Your Body-Magnet-MAG 5024-UK-VG/Ex- USD $18.99 Buy It Now 6h 29m
Cliff Richard - Anthology: Move It, Travellin' Light, Dynamite USD $9.29 Buy It Now 6h 29m
Warren Brothers Move On CD Single 2000 USD $3.99 Buy It Now 6h 37m
DOMINOES "DEACON MOVES IN" CLASSIC R&B LISTEN! USD $10.84 Buy It Now 6h 43m
CD Single. - REEL 2 REAL. - GO ON MOVE. USD $4.98 Buy It Now 6h 44m
MARILYN MARTIN - Night Moves - 45rpm record USD $2.00 Buy It Now 6h 49m
0 result found for "THE MOVE"
Visit LPCDressisues.com for more results


More places to buy THE MOVE music online Buy THE MOVE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for THE MOVE DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

THE MOVE The Move ratings distribution


2.85
(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(18%)
18%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(18%)
18%
Good, but non-essential (41%)
41%
Collectors/fans only (23%)
23%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

THE MOVE The Move reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Chicapah
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars In the cinematic classic "This is Spinal Tap" there's a segment during which the mock-documentary takes a look back at the group's simple beginnings by showing a clip of their appearance on a far-out, Shindig-like program, performing their first hit, "(Listen to the) Flower People." It's embarrassingly silly and horribly dated. In real life, however, that scenario hits uncomfortably close to home for The Move's debut LP. Somewhat like their U.S. counterparts, the nightclub act Paul Revere & the Raiders, the band was able to consistently scale the pop charts but no one took them very seriously. Roy, Carl, Trevor, Bev and "Ace" were just young, fledgling musicians playing in Birmingham dives when they got discovered by manager Tony Secunda. He goaded them to garner public visibility by pulling sensational stunts like smashing TV sets on stage with axes and slandering the prime minister with naughty photos. He also encouraged leader Roy Wood to write radio-friendly songs that sounded like what was "happening" on the Top 40. The problem with that tactic is that by the time you get the tune on the airwaves the trend you're aping is already on the way out so you end up following popular culture instead of leading it. Like bubblegum music, a catchy ditty would often get you into the higher echelons of the charts but few would remember the song a year later.

Recorded in late 1967 and released early the following year, this album has very little to do with anything vaguely related to progressive rock and is only listed on this site because of the band's later three studio projects. Its only usefulness is to demonstrate how far the group had to go to be able to make the excellent proto-prog music they ended up creating. So make no mistake, it's not very good and I wouldn't recommend that anyone except die-hard fans shell out their hard-earned moola for it. I bought it a long time ago, thinking their early stuff might be interesting. Wrong. "Then why review an album you don't like?" some may ask. My answer is that in the genre of progressive rock there are few recordings that don't have at least some redeeming qualities to elevate it above the mundane tastes of the rabble of society so most of my critiques tend to praise rather than bury. Therefore, when I get an opportunity to be sarcastic and poke good-natured fun at a band I truly adore I'm not about to let my chance go by. So consider yourself forewarned. This could get ugly.

"Yellow Rainbow," with its 60s apocalypse-loitering-right-around-the-corner message is trite and instantly forgettable. For some unknown reason they opted to start the album off with their bassist, Chris "Ace" Kefford, singing lead vocals (He would never be featured in that role again). I guess the fact that they had two capable lead singers in Carl Wayne and Roy Wood escaped them. One peculiar aspect of the tune is the fact that the background chorus sounds like it was recorded live in the plaza of Munchkin land using the native population. Either that or everyone at the mike was on amphetamines. "Kilroy Was Here" follows and it's a better song but we might as well be comparing dirt clods. Drummer Bev Bevan is firmly in his element on this tune because all he's asked to do is play bass drum and snare and avoid veering too far away from the tempo. "(Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree" is next and it is bubblegum pop on a par with the artistic contributions of The Archies as far as profundity goes. The inclusion of a string quartet is its only saving grace but the classically- trained musicians involved must have left the studio wondering how their professional reputations had managed to sink to the deck of the Titanic.

In another democratic act of sharing the spotlight and handing the microphone around to every standing member, rhythm guitarist Trevor Burton gets to warble away on their cover of Eddie Cochran's "Weekend," a 50s rockabilly ditty that shows where Joan Jett got her melody ideas for "Bad Reputation." Yet given what we've slogged through so far, it's not half bad. And one should be thankful for that because "Walk Upon the Water" digresses back into Partridge Family territory with its nauseating campfire sing-along spirit and groovy lyrics. Ironically, the horribly off-key bugle blowing mindlessly at the end is the best part of the track. "Flowers in the Rain" was a #2 hit in England and it really makes one wonder what the Brits were stuffing in their pipes at that time because it is pitiful pop complete with cheesy storm sounds scattered throughout. This is the kind of empty fluff that caused punk rock to happen. Their surprisingly credible version of Moby Grape's "Hey Grandma" is an oasis in a desert of absurdity but the tune's less-than-tricky accents prove to be too much for the hit-drum-go- boom approach of Bev on his kit and his sloppy fills keep it from rising above passable. Bless his heart. Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees would've aced it.

The escalator only goes down from there to "Useless Information," a piss-poor social commentary song that makes me wonder if Roy had been listening to too many Donovan records in those days. Be afraid, be very afraid. Speaking of scary, the mike gets passed back to Mr. Bevan next for their nostalgic cover of The Coasters' "Zing! Went the Strings of my Heart" and, as undeveloped as his baritone voice is, it's still a step up from his percussion acumen. This doo-wop number would have been right at home on the great Frank Zappa's "Ruben & The Jets" song list but as such it would've been an obvious put-on. I get the feeling that these guys were serious. Strings as syrupy as the state of Vermont glut the corny "The Girl Outside," an undisguised rip off of Peter & Gordon schlock. Diabetics should avoid listening to it at all costs.

The alarming but fun "Fire Brigade" just may be the best tune on the album when taking its competition into consideration. It also reached #2 on the charts and is probably more deserving of that accomplishment than its predecessor. It at least has an interesting chord progression, a Duane Eddy twangy thang going on, a decent melody and possesses a scintilla of imagination. A harpsichord, the Titanic string quartet and the lack of anything drum-related make "Mist on a Monday Morning" a decent cut despite the quaint but overbearing English upper-class-chamber-in-the-days-of-yore atmosphere. Yet it's almost good and, at this juncture, I'll take it. The tiring journey ends with "Cherry Blossom Clinic" (not to be confused with the exciting extended version they recorded for the "Shazam" LP), an incredibly over-produced mess with a plethora of blaring, tinny brass guaranteed to induce multiple migraines. I'm sure they were trying to be hip and psychedelic in an "All You Need is Love" kinda way but they failed miserably.

Okay, so I might've been a little rough on my boys in my review. I meant no permanent harm and still hope we can have a beer together sometime. The Move is far from being the only band who released a debut album that requires one to suppress the gag reflex while listening to it but theirs is one for the ages. The good news is that they hung in there and got a lot better in a short amount of time. It's also true that several of the songs from their formative hit single days ("Night of Fear," "I Can Hear the Grass Grow" and their sole #1 "Blackberry Way" in particular) are keepers but didn't make it onto this LP. While I hope that many of you sample the later works of The Move and thereby reap the rewards that come with that adventure, my advice is that you start anywhere but here and explore this album only if you want to dig through this group's dirt. So why two stars? I only reserve the dreaded lone star designation for those bands/artists who should know better and should be ashamed of themselves for selling manure. These boys did the best they could with what they had. As JC said, "Forgive them, for they know not what they do."

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
3 stars Moving west

Formed in Birmingham UK in 1968, the Move brought in members from other local bands including Mike Sheridan's Night Riders and Carl Wayne and the Vikings. Although Wayne was the lead singer, it was the multi-talented Roy Wood who shone brightest in the band. Wood quickly become the principal songwriter, penning the band's succession of UK chart hits (success in the US completely eluded the Move). Initially, the focus was on recording singles and touring to promote them, with songs such as "Night of fear and "I can hear the grass grow" raising their profile rapidly. While the band's initial influences were primarily from Motown soul, they quickly moved towards the American West with their sound (and ultimately ended up firmly back in Britain with the latter day Beatles). One of the Move's biggest claims to fame from this period is that their third single "Flowers in the rain" was the first song to be played on Radio 1, the BBC's tardy answer to pirate radio.

It took until 1968 for this the Move's first album to be released, around the same time as their "Something else" EP. The album consists primarily of Roy Wood songs, along with three cover versions. Two of these tracks, "Flowers in the rain" and "Fire brigade" were issued as singles, with a third intend single "Cherry blossom clinic" being aborted due to the controversial lyrical content.

As a whole, this album is largely a summary of the band's journey up to this point. It contains little of the proto prog which would appear on later albums, with virtually all the songs here having singles potential. The vocal strengths of the band are highlighted on songs such as "Yellow rainbow" where Wayne sings lead on the verses and Wood on the choruses. The lyrics of songs such as "Here we go round the lemon tree" highlight Wood's wonderful appetite for humour in his writing.

For some reason, "Walk upon the water" has always been a personal favourite. This slice of psychedelic pop has a rather sinister undercurrent in the lyrics, quite at odds with the jaunty melody. "The girl outside" is something of an odd man out, being an orthodox 60's ballad sung by Wayne alone. On the other hand, the Roy Wood sung "Fire brigade" with its sound effects and amusing lyrics sounded quite different at the time of its release, and stormed up the singles chart.

Of the three cover versions, "Weekend" is a straightforward cover of the Eddie Cochran rock and roll number, complete with sha-la-las and hand claps. Wood would return to that period a number of times over his career. "Hey grandma" is a Moby Grape song, emphasising the Move's west coast influences. The song actually sounds more like Simon and Garfunkel's "Keep the customer satisfied" than anything else. The final cover sees Bev Bevan unwisely attempting to offer a new take on the Coaster "Zing went the strings of my heart".

Overall, this is an album which is totally pop focused, and indeed was the only Move album to enjoy chart success. The quality of the music is however superb, with Roy Wood's abundant talent for song writing being exploited in the fine arrangements and accomplished playing. The apparent simplicity of the product to some extent disguises an underlying depth of talent. Listen to some of 10CCs album for example and the similarities become apparent.

The reissues of the album on CD include a plethora of bonus tracks. These are mainly alternative versions and mixes of tracks on the album, however the appearance of "Vote for me", the "lost" B-side" of "Cherry blossom clinic" is worth looking out for.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars The Move is the self-titled full-length studio album by UK rock act The Move. I have a 2007, 2 disc version where disc 1 contains the original album plus some single only songs and disc 2 contains a stereo version of the album. The Move features among others Roy Wood and Bev Bevan who would later be members of Electric Light Orchestra.

I was listening to the album yesterday and my parents came to visit so I asked my father if he knew The Move ( I had never heard about the band before finding them on PA) and he said sure. He was even able to hum a few of the songs from this album and I bet itīs about 35 - 40 years since he heard those songs the last time. That must be some indication that the music on the album has a lasting quality but actually that was not my first impression or my last to be honest ( sorry Dad). The music is not very original and considering that the album was recorded in 1967 and released in 1968 I expected much more. The music on this album sounds more like it was released in 1964 or maybe 1965. Mostly uptempo beat rooted in rīnīb, strict vers/ chorus formulaic structures and a strong emphasis on vocals. The instrumental side of the music plays second fiddle to the vocals. The many harmony vocals on the album are actually quite impressive but this was not an unusual feature in those days. The songs donīt stand out much from each other but the doo wop song Zing! Went the Strings of my Heart, which is kind of silly, and the slightly interesting Mist on a Monday Morning were songs that I noticed.

The production allright but nothing special.

The Move isnīt the most exciting album from 1968 and it sounds like The Move came a few years too late with this release. Itīs not obnoxious or anything like that and a 2.5 - 3 star rating is not wrong IMO.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of THE MOVE "The Move"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 2.02 seconds