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The Very Best Of The Move
The Very Best Of The Move
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £26.95

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Omnibus!, 6 Feb 2004
Got this for the Flowers In The Rain and Blackberry Way - played those tracks to death and then forgot about it....last night...slightly worse for wear, thought i'd give it another chance - folks, i was not disappointed - please check out ''omnibus'' - roy wood does saucy! ''Here We Go Round (the Lemon Tree)'' - an absolute psyche gem, finish off with Weller's fave Move track ''Beautiful Daughter'' and three undiscovered classic are firmly entrenched in your head forever!
What I got from just these tracks was that the Move were a perfect amalgamation of the raw vitality of the Who, the stonking bass lines of Motown, the sublime, rich backing vox of the Beach Boys/Beatles and all wrapped up in Wood's brilliant way with a word and a melody - this man should be knighted!


Ram
Ram
Price: £14.36

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the ''ram''ifications of going solo, 3 Feb 2004
This review is from: Ram (Audio CD)
Macca at his best - surely a notch up on ''McCartney'' in terms of quality, although Ram rather inconsistently shows Paul to be at the peak of his game. Let's not forget that all 4 beatles were capable of pure dross in the 70's and certainly macca was as guilty as the rest but have a listen to ''Too Many People'' (note : ''piss of cake'' joke from part-time comedian Pauly) and you're getting an open letter to John and Yoko.
Listen to ''Uncle Albert'' and you're getting a unique pop song with at least 4 different parts. ''Heart of the Country'' is a lovely folk style wish list from Farmer McCartney - reminiscent of ''Mother Nature's Son'' from the White Album.
.....and finally pin your lugholes to ''Dear Boy'' a gorgeous Beach Boys pastiche and again another open letter to Linda's ex.
The man is a genius - no surprise there but it is a surprise to those who systematically put down anything post Beatles and assume Macca spent the last 34 years pratting about writing syrupy love songs - GET WITH THE PROGRAM PEOPLE AND BUY RAM AND WHILE YOUR AT IT HAVE A LISTEN TO MCCARTNEY!!!!!!!


Waterpistol
Waterpistol

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Can i be the ''sergeant major'' too?, 8 Jan 2004
This review is from: Waterpistol (Audio CD)
Shacks''Waterpistol'' is the kind of solid, dependable, great album like the Stone Roses and the La's debuts that can withstand repeated plays and entice the listener into further discovery.
As every great album should be, the melodies are sublime, the lyrics don't make any reasonable sense (a good thing!)and after only one or two playbacks, each track is embedded in your nozzle for good!
Buy this album for ''Sergeant Major'' and ''Dragonfly'' alone! Instruct all your friends to part with their dough for a highly enjoyable psychedelic rock n' roll 40 odd minutes or so.


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