The Move were pretty much the Godfathers of British art-rock, known as much for their extravagant costumes and antics as for the music. It easy to dismiss them as style over substance at times.
But this is unfair - listening to this set you find that they were pretty decent musicians, with a coherent musical vision, and capable of belting out some classic rockers, albeit with a slightly psychedelic tinge. Never as self indulgent as some of their contemporaries, their work stands out as being the best of the genre, and has stood the test of time very well.
Doomed to be an answer in pub quizzes (who recorded the first track played on Radio 1?) it is time that this group were reassessed and given the recognition they deserve, alongside the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. And hopefully this collection will start the process.
Collecting 18 of their finest tracks, this suffers, as do all compilations, from not being able to include absolutely every classic they recorded. However, this does pretty well, and delivers a great set of catchy classics that will have you tapping your feet humming along in no time.
If you want one CD only of The Moves greatest hits,then look no further,as they are all on this CD.Yet things get even better,you get a total of 25 tracks INCLUDING SOME RARE TRACKS,all digitally remastered for the best sound heard so far,MANY TRACKS ARE IN STEREO,SOME FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. There are other CD's from the same company including a 2 and 4 CD box sets,these are a must for the ardent fan,but for me this CD has everything I wanted,well almost.The thing is the stereo master tapes for some hits are still missing,despite all the searches,so I await proper stereo versions of Blackberry Way,I Can Hear The Grass Grow,Fire Brigade as they are either mono or enhanced stereo which is electronically processed or faked. The excellent booklet gives lots of useful info and pics,my only complaint is the dates given for the tracks refers to their latest production date and not when they were first recorded. Despite this crticism,thoroughly recommeded.CB
Fire brigade song by this group remindes them of their youth back then I've hunted this song down for them as you never ever see it on cds so please put it on your pop groups cds out now please as many people have listened to the group and may have been to see them even thoe iam 34 I do like the firebrigade song and I love poison song from alice cooper I love evry type of music even some pure moods cd tunes love the beetles songs and love the wizard band group christmas song love the video on tv to see this little girl smiles she had a bad cold but kept going she had red rosey cheeks and a big wooly pompom hat the kids looked nice on tv know looking back at their memories of seeing wizard on christmas week back in the 60 /70
This is an excellent CD covering , for me THE Band of the Sixties and early Seventies, from the heavy, excitement and menace of early Move to the Craft and melody of later Move, held together by the writing genius of Roy Wood. A Must Buy.