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Super Active Wizzo
Roy Wood
Super Active Wizzo
Genres: Pop, Rock


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All Artists: Roy Wood
Title: Super Active Wizzo
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wounded Bird Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 7/17/2007
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 664140306523, 603497978847

CD Reviews

J. Kuzava | 10/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Roy Wood - Ever the under rated artist on American shores, but one of the true geniuses of the british pop scene spanning several decades worth of output. This album, came and went without a trace. Here in the States, it was never even released. Anyone interesed enough, would have had to get an import copy, back in '78 when it came out. Which then, was still somewhat difficult. Anyway - it's worth your while to have a listen. If you have any sort of appreciation for Roy Wood, it'll be for his uncanny knack of finding surprising melodies, occassionally heartbreaking lyrics, and just as often, as soulful a way of singing. Oh, and of course, his incredible guitar dexterity. All of which is always tied together with a kind of hand crafted, lumbering quality, which often sounds roughhewn, home made and exceptionally human. So... imagine if you will, the tail end of the '70's, the end of the "Wall of Sound" renaissance that dominated that era, and Wood's proclivity for pop, jazz and eclecticism. Now, mix it together with a big band. It's as though a floating armada of pop were inching across the sea toward you, getting bigger and louder all the while. This is an absolutely beautiful record. There is nothing even remotely like it. Simply fabulous!"
Super Active Roy!!!
Stephen Mazikewich | Susquehanna, PA | 05/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After listening to Roy Wood through the Move, Wizzard, and any solo projects from the late 60's and early 70's I figured there was no way he was going to come close to that collection of music. Surprisingly enough I was wrong. Super Active Wizzo takes his well crafted music style to another realm. Roy Wood was fusing jazz elements with steel guitar. The guitar is precise with no break out leads just intricate arrangements. Once again we see Roy taking over on most of the instruments like the sitar. Dave Donovan is a welcome addition on drums. His very complex and changing style keeps the album fresh the whole way through. It is also nice to see the return of Rick Price from the Move and Wizzard. I guess this just proves you cannot go wrong with Roy Wood."
Wizzo Band, welcome back for the first time!
Xylon | Houston Texas | 03/29/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the hardest titles under the ELO family tree to find. Wounded Bird did this one justice! Great sound and mastering with no glitches. It is fusion rock as we anticipated with the prior albums under Roy Woods name (namely Mustard, only this one is long with some great rock jazz jamming!).
Unfortunately it was released at a time punk rock and new wave music was beginning to raise its banner. If you like Steely Dan as performed by a big rock jazz band with vocals courtesy of Roy Wood (of The Move fame), this is it. I would choose this one over Wood's follow up 'On The Road Again'