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Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited
on 8 March 2012
A prime slice of live Move, and which shows what a staggering group they were live, this is the 1969 band pre 'Jeff Lynne', but post 'Ace Kefford' and 'Trevor Burton'. The line up 'Rick Price' on Bass, 'Bullfrog Bevan' on Drums, the late 'Carl Wayne' Vocals (and the source of the tapes which make up this two disc set) and 'Roy Wood' on anything that can be plucked (guitar and Electric Sitar I believe.
Packed with Improvisation which almost pre-dates prog rock and heavy like Birmingham compatriots 'Black Sabbath'. Fans of the 'Shazam' album will love this as all but 'Beautiful Daughter' from that LP appear on this. Yes the sound may leave a little to be desired but this is far better than bootleg quality, and puts official live albums like King Crimson's 'Earthbound' for instance in the shade.
Highlights for me are the already release on the Move box set ' I can Here the Grass Grow', and the previously unheard 'Goin' Back' and the two versions of Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited'
As a bonus you also get a nice interview with Bev, 10 Minutes or so of quite insightful reminiscence of that tour.
This album shows what a great live band 'The Move' were and baring the equally good Something Else EP pretty much all there is. Embrace this as its shameful that its been stuck in a vault for over 40 years. Yes I am a very big and unapologetic Move fan but I love this. And will be playing it many times over the next few years.