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This review is from: Looking On (Audio CD)
One of the more important bands of their time and in Roy Wood probably the most unheralded and under appreciated talent of his era. This was a further development of some of the ideas from Shazam, at least as far as tracks like 'Hello Suzie' are concerned.
It was largely ignored because of the record labels focus of attention on label mates T Rex and perhaps by the band because they wanted to get on with ELO. How does it stand up on its own? In my book very well. This is probably the heaviest album The Move ever did, with tracks like 'Turkish Tram Conductor Blues', 'Brontosaurus', 'When Alice Comes Back to the Farm' and the title track (very Black Sabbath a la Ozzy vocals by Roy Wood).
Is it a bit overlong and overpomped in places? Well yes but at its heart it shows two great talents finding their feet with each other and reveling in it. They would do a better job with the next and last Move album and get Bev more involved but as a listen its well worth it, especially if you are a bit of a 'banger'.
The remastered sound brings out a lot more than my unmastered cheapy box set and the work put into the album is even more appreciated. If you like the genre you should like this.