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On The Road Again

Roy Wood Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (30 July 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • ASIN: B000QJLQKS
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,575 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Colourful Lady 5:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. Backtown Sinner 4:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Way Beyond The Rain 5:33£0.79  Buy MP3 


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Long overdue! 5 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
It is almost unbelievable to think that this has been around since 1979, and never been released in the UK or on CD until now. When you hear this album, you would say a criminal act has been performed, because this album is a true gem.

For starters it has three singles on it, Keep your hands on the wheel, We're on the road again (some Roy fans might have this on picture disc) and the fantastic Dancing at the Rainbows end. This track, if released 5 years earlier would have been a number 1.

Amongst the other tracks you have to hear Jimmy Lad, a very catchy scottish folk song (is that really Roy singing?) and there are some great rock tracks like Road rocket, and the usual Roy diversity magic is worked on such tracks like Another Night, Backtown sinner, and the nice little ditty called Wings over the sea.

When you thought it can't get any better than this, the last track is the awesome Way Beyond the rain. This is just a fantastic piece of songwriting, with such dramatic haunting music.

If you loved Roy's other solo albums Boulders and Mustard, you must have this album.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock'n Roy 25 Jan 2008
Format:Audio CD
What IS IT with Roy Wood anyway?! One of the world's best pop/rock/jazz composers and performers, at least from 1966-1979, he wrote for, sang and played with groups like The Move, Electric Light Orchestra (on their first and best album), Wizzard, and also as a solo-artist. But as soon as he started to get exhausted after a nearly superhumaniac effort in music for so many years, his songs stopped making it into the charts, his popularity vanished fast - and he nearly disappeared into obscurity. The thing is that Roy Wood never got the full credit he deserved, even in his popular era.
This in not the right place to discuss the subject in details. I just want to say that Roy Wood has until now made at least 8 albums that still today deserve 4-5 stars: The Move, Shazam, Message from the Country, Boulders, ELO I, Wizzard's Brew, On the Road Again and Main Street.
In my opinion, On the Road again is the happiest album Roy ever made (at least so far)! He must have been enjoying great happiness in his private life at the time. From beginning to end the album's music runs freely and smoothly with joy, vitality and humor (like played by a prison band who has managed to escape - out on the road to freedom.) The instruments are many and the arrangements not simple, but the outcome is a very simple and pure ode to joy, freedom and the love of life - and love. Even "Jimmy Lad" is strikingly beautiful!
I'll sure take On the road again with me, when at last I start my trip to Kathmandu! A rockin' joy!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm into Roy again... 3 Feb 2008
Format:Audio CD
I just recently got this on CD. I had not listened to my vinyl LP in years. Memories came flooding back and I forgot how really good it was. I remember having to buy it through the mail and that it sounded better production-wise than BOULDERS and MUSTARD. Roy was often his own worst enemy commercially, but this is an excellent album. Some of his efforts are quite quirky and experimental and the multitude of overdubs didn't always help the overall sound quality.

The MUSTARD CD got me back into a Roy Wood mood and this is certainly one of Roy's better efforts. BOULDERS made a huge impact on me and MUSTARD sounds SO much better on the remastered CD. If his record company had released MAIN STREET when it was finished Roy would have had a streak of four excellent albums in a row. Definitely recommended if you are a fan of Roy, ELO, and/or The Move.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 2 Mar 2012
By RosieCJ
Format:Audio CD
bought for steap dad as there was some songs on here that he had never heard of because they werent released in the uk. he loves it
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock'n Roy 30 Dec 2007
By ÍSAK HARÐARSON - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
What IS IT with Roy Wood anyway?! One of the world's best pop/rock/jazz composers and performers, at least from 1966-1979, he wrote for, sang and played with groups like The Move, Electric Light Orchestra (on their first and best album), Wizzard, and also as a solo-artist. But as soon as he started to get exhausted after a nearly superhumaniac effort in music for so many years, his songs stopped making it into the charts, his popularity vanished fast - and he nearly disappeared into obscurity. The thing is that Roy Wood never got the full credit he deserved, even in his popular era.
This in not the right place to discuss the subject in details. I just want to say that Roy Wood has until now made at least 8 albums that still today deserve 4-5 stars: The Move, Shazam, Message from the Country, Boulders, ELO I, Wizzard's Brew, On the Road Again and Main Street.
In my opinion, On the Road again is the happiest album Roy ever made (at least so far)! He must have been enjoying great happiness in his private life at the time. From beginning to end the album's music runs freely and smoothly with joy, vitality and humor (like played by a prison band who has managed to escape - out on the road to freedom.) The instruments are many and the arrangements not simple, but the outcome is a very simple and pure ode to joy, freedom and the love of life - and love. Even "Jimmy Lad" is strikingly beautiful!
I'll sure take On the road again with me, when at last I start my trip to Kathmandu! A rockin' joy!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm into Roy again... 30 Jan 2008
By Doug Hazlewood - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I just recently got this on CD. I had not listened to my vinyl LP in years. Memories came flooding back and I forgot how really good it was. I remember having to buy it through the mail and that it sounded better production-wise than BOULDERS and MUSTARD. Roy was often his own worst enemy commercially, but this is an excellent album. Some of his efforts are quite quirky and experimental and the multitude of overdubs didn't always help the overall sound quality.

The MUSTARD CD got me back into a Roy Wood mood and this is certainly one of Roy's better efforts. BOULDERS made a huge impact on me and MUSTARD sounds SO much better on the remastered CD. If his record company had release MAIN STREET when it was finished Roy would have had a streak of four excellent albums in a row. Definitely recommended if you are a fan of Roy, ELO, and/or The Move.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Roy Wood channels his inner Beach Boy and disco dancing fool 22 Jan 2009
By Wayne Klein - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Coming out at towards the tail end of disco "On the Road Again" allows the maverick singer-songwriter-guitarist to channel his inner Beach Boy (courtesy of some fine backing vocals and harmonies featuring the late Carl Wayne on backing vocals)on some tracks and inner disco dancing fool. He pulls it all off amazingly well.

Featuring guest drummer John Bonham ("unleded" so to speak)on a couple of tracks, "On the Road Again" lacks the restless creativity of "Boulders" but what it lacks in that area it makes up for with Wood's usual songcraft.

This CD reissue from Wounded Bird sounds good. There's no noise reduction to mar the sound of the album and Wood, as is typical, tackles a variety of instruments on the album. Carl Wayne (Wood's former bandmate in The Move) once stated that Wood was a great song writer (he is)but wasn't a Jimi Hendrix when it came to his guitar playing. That's only because Wood was busy learning to master just about every other instrument under the sun.

Fans of early ELO and The Move will enjoy this album. I DARE you NOT to tap your feet and smile when you listen to this album. It's not a great Wood album but it's quite good.
3.0 out of 5 stars OK Roy Wood 21 Feb 2013
By Rick Heilberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Fans of Roy Wood will want to have this disc, but while it is filled with good to very good songs, if you are like me, you may have trouble with the late 70's slick pop production.
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