Magnetic Waves of Sound: The Best of the Move

Magnetic Waves of Sound: The Best of the Move

by The MoveThe Move

CD(Remastered / Special Edition / Bonus DVD)

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Given the historical importance of the Move and their long-held status as beloved cult heroes, it would seem that a decent one-disc compilation covering the group's history wouldn't be that hard to come by. But since the Move's recording history was scattered across several different labels, licensing issues have made such things rather elusive. So kudos to Esoteric Recordings, who have compiled Magnetic Waves of Sound: The Best of the Move, which skims the cream from their releases for Deram, Regal Zonophone, Fly, and Harvest and delivers it in one convenient package. Summing up the many facets of this blessedly eccentric group in under 80 minutes is a fool's errand in some respects, but Magnetic Waves of Sound comes admirably close, and there isn't a dud to be found in these 21 tracks, spanning the group's 1966 to 1972 lifespan. Running the gamut from the clever psychedelia of "I Can Hear the Grass Grow" and the arty affectations of "Blackberry Way" to the frantic rock & roll of "Wild Tiger Woman," the proto-heavy stomp of "Brontosaurus," and the final glorious one-two punch of "California Man" and "Do Ya?," this set offers a fine overview of the Move's eclecticism, and just as importantly, how great they were at every turn. Roy Wood is truly one of the secret heroes of British rock, and if you want to know why, Magnetic Waves of Sound is a splendid introduction to the band where he first earned his stripes. [The CD edition also comes with a bonus DVD of promo clips and TV appearances that allows one to see as well as hear the genius of the Move.]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/2017
Label: Esoteric
UPC: 5013929465442
catalogNumber: 5050056


Disc 1

  1. Night of Fear
  2. I Can Hear the Grass Grow
  3. Wave the Flag and Stop the Train
  4. Kilroy Was Here
  5. (Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree
  6. Walk Upon the Water
  7. Flowers in the Rain
  8. Fire Brigade
  9. Wild Tiger Woman
  10. Blackberry Way
  11. Curly
  12. Hello Susie
  13. Cherry Blossom Clinic Revisited
  14. Brontosaurus
  15. When Alice Comes Back to the Farm
  16. What?
  17. Ella James
  18. Tonight
  19. China Town
  20. California Man
  21. Do Ya?

Disc 2

  1. I Can Hear the Grass Grow
  2. Night of Fear
  3. Walk Upon the Water
  4. I Can Hear the Grass Grow
  5. Fire Brigade
  6. I Can Hear the Grass Grow
  7. Beautiful Daughter
  8. Christian Life
  9. Flowers in the Rain
  10. The Last Thing on My Mind
  11. Wild Tiger Woman
  12. Goin' Back
  13. Fire Brigade
  14. Something
  15. Blackberry Way
  16. Fire Brigade
  17. Wild Tiger Woman
  18. Blackberry Way
  19. Curly
  20. Brontosaurus
  21. When Alex Comes Back to the Farm

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Move   Primary Artist
Jeff Lynne   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Rick Price   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Roy Wood   Guitar,Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals,Group Member
Bev Bevan   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Trevor Burton   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Carl Wayne   Vocals,Group Member
Mark Powell   Completion
Chris "Ace" Kefford   Bass,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Tom Paxton   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Roy Wood   Composer
Ira Louvin   Composer
Charlie Louvin   Composer
David Morgan   Composer
Jeff Lynee   Composer

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