Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
The Move's debut album expanded to a deluxe 2 CD set. Features four Top 5 hits (including Flowers In the Rain) and a wealth of previously unreleased tracks including brand new stereo mixes of the entire album. Remastered f... more »
The Move's debut album expanded to a deluxe 2 CD set. Features four Top 5 hits (including Flowers In the Rain) and a wealth of previously unreleased tracks including brand new stereo mixes of the entire album. Remastered from original master tapes by Rob Keyloch at Church Walk Studio, the music here has never sounded better. Stylish double digipack with 20 page booklet designed by Grammy award winner Rachel Gutek and containing rare and previously unseen photographs plus detailed, authoritative notes by Mojo's Mark Paytress. In short it was pop psychedelic masterpiece and Salvo is now proud to present the most comprehensive and beautifully realised reissue of 'Move' yet. Immaculately remastered and expanded to a 90-minute deluxe 2-CD set, it is sure to get the band's existing fans, as well as 60s pop and psychedelic rock enthusiasts in a lather. It includes the classic hits 'Flowers In the Rain', 'Fire Brigade', 'I Can Hear The Grass Grow' and 'Night Of Fear', rare B-sides and a wealth previously unreleased songs.Salvo 2007
Wow...a major milestone reissue!!!!!
B. Margolis | Minneapolis, MN United States | 09/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This wonderful reissue is the first by the reorganized Fly Records, using the SALVO label.
Disc 1 is the complete first Move album in mono, followed by "Vote For Me" (in stereo), (the first two singles); "Disturbance", "Night Of Fear", "Wave The Flag And Stop The Train" and "I Can Hear The Grass Grow" (all in mono). Crisp, clean sound.
Disc 2 - Wow, all stereo! Here's the rundown:
1 & 2 Move Intro & Move - a newly found song!
3 Cherry Blossom Clinic - new stereo remix
4 Fire Brigade - 1st time stereo
5 Kilroy Was Here - 1st time stereo
6 (Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree - new stereo remix
7 Weekend - new stereo remix and longer ending!
8 Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart - new stereo remix
9 Don't Throw Stones At Me - a newly found song!
10 Mist On A Monday Morning - 1st time stereo
11 Vote For Me - newly found alternate version!
12 Night Of Fear - 1st time stereo, but doesn't quite sound like the 45
13 The Girl Outside - standard stereo version
14 Walk On The Water - standard stereo version
15 Useless Information - standard stereo version
16 Flowers In the Rain - new stereo remix, punchier and fades later!
The package is terrific....useful, well written booklet.
Consider that The Move were the best, most popular UK band of the 1960's (and early 1970's) that were huge everywhere but in the US, this material is essential and (for many US buyers) all new and fresh.
For Move fans, you can't live without this.
100% terrific...all around! (Only "Night Of Fear" doesn't sound like it used to....)
J. Busher | PA USA | 09/18/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This set is a wonderful release for serious Move fans, containing newly discovered songs and stereo remixes. Unfortunately, the mastering is horrible. It's too loud, shrill, and they used noise reduction on the intros and outros of the songs, so it sounds like the songs are going underwater at the end. They even used NR on the stereo remixes! You would think that it wouldn't be necessary when you're using master tapes, but apparantly, the people who mastered this set think that it was. Also, two or three songs are INFERIOR to past releases, most notably "Walk Upon The Water". It supposedly took years for them to find the original tapes. Unfortunately, it's all for naught. Salvo/Fly need to find better people to master their releases, and they need to stop bragging on the back of their releases how great the remastering is. In my opinion, they failed on almost every level."
Wonderful album extended for 40th anniversay
Kevin D. Rathert | Carbondale, IL | 07/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not sure what cd the guy who described this wonderful release as poorly mastered was listening to, but either we got different masterings, or our ears just plain hear things starkly differently. I was, I must admit, skeptical of this release, as the 1997 Repertoire release was so wonderfully mastered and absolutely chock full of bonus tracks, 16 all told. However, the fine lot at Salvo tempted my once I obtained their wonderful sounding, but short on running time, 4 cd box set "Anthology." Much to my relief and delight, this double disc release not only adds even more bonus tracks, 21 in all, and lovely studio banter among the band members, but is deliciously sounding. To my ears at least. No noticeable noise reduction to my admittedly amateurish sonic receptors. Sounds warm and fuzzy to me. But I'm a record collector not a perfectionist audiophile, so perhaps I'm missing something somewhere. My take on this release is that the fine folks at Salvo took great efforts to obtain the master tapes, did a bang up job of remastering the sound, and gave us about 14 minutes of additional music. Roy Wood and company's debut album is a pure delight. While the band never quite fit into any convenient pigeonhole, they surely did produce some wonderful pop pscyh singles early on, before maturing into a heavier rock band on later releases. My advice, if you've got the Reperoire piece, still in print by the way, grab this one for comparison sake. It can be obtained inexpensively from drop shippers. If you don't have this cd in your collection and psychedelic music is your preference or among your tastes, get this double disc 40th anniversary release and give it a spin. My money says you'll be delighted. If not, bash my review and set me straight. As for the music itself, many brilliant singles appear here, among them, "Flowers In The Rain" "Fire Brigade" "Night of Fear" and "I Can Hear The Grass Grow." The first three available in both the original as well as previously unreleased mixes. The rest of the album is good British psychedelia, including a cover of Moby Grape's classic "Hey Grandma." There's nary a weak link in the chain of tunes found on this deluxe release. The piece is worth full retail, but availabale much more reasonably through drop shippers. Show your support for both Roy Wood and company, and the fledgling, but dynamic Salvo label and pick up this set. Then judge for yourself. I'm betting you love it."