Wednesday, August 27, 2008

MOVE ANTHOLOGY 1966-1972

 

The long awaited Move Anthology 4 CD box set will apparently be out on September 29 in the UK.  The track list according to Play.com:

Disc 1: 1966 - 1967

  1. You're The One I Need
  2. I Can't Hear You No More
  3. Is It True
  4. Respectable
  5. Night Of Fear (Alternate Version)
  6. Disturbance (Undubbed Alternate Version)
  7. I Can Hear The Grass Grow (Full-Length Version)
  8. Move
  9. Wave The Flag And Stop The Train
  10. (Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree (Stereo)
  11. Flowers & Lemon Tea (Tony Visconti Talks To The Players)
  12. Flowers In The Rain
  13. Cherry Blossom Clinic (Enhanced Stereo)
  14. Vote For Me (Mono)
  15. Fire Brigade (Early Piano Version; Rough Mix)
  16. Useless Information
  17. Yellow Rainbow (Enhanced Stereo)
  18. Kilroy Was Here (Enhanced Stereo)
  19. Fire Brigade
  20. The Girl Outside (Alternate Take)
  21. Mist On A Monday Morning (Enhanced Stereo)
  22. Flowers In The Rain (Acoustic Version; Rough Mix)
  23. Simple Simon (Take 6 Backing Track; Rough Mix)

 Disc 2: Live At The Marquee 1968

  1. Move Bolero (Live)
  2. It'll Be Me(Live)
  3. Too Much In Love (Live)
  4. Flowers In The Rain (Live)
  5. Fire Brigade (Live)
  6. Stephanie Knows Who (Live)
  7. Something Else (Live)
  8. So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star (Live)
  9. The Price Of Love (Live)
  10. Piece Of My Heart (Live) *
  11. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher (Live)
  12. Sunshine Help Me (Live)

 Disc 3: 1968 - 1969

  1. Somethin Else (EP Version)
  2. Sunshine Help Me (EP Version)
  3. Wild Tiger Woman (UK Single Edit)
  4. Omnibus (Enhanced Stereo)
  5. Blackberry Way
  6. A Certain Something (Piano Version; Rough Mix)
  7. Curly
  8. Second Class (She's Too Good For Me) (Part 1)
  9. Second Class (She's Too Good For Me) (Part 2)
  10. Beautiful Daughter (Reduced Mix)
  11. This Time Tomorrow
  12. Hello Susie (Abridged)
  13. Dont Make My Baby Blue
  14. The Last Thing On My Mind
  15. Open My Eyes (Live At Fillmore West 1969)

 Disc 4: 1969 - 1972

  1. I Can Hear The Grass Grow (Fillmore West 1969)
  2. Brontosaurus (US Promo Edit)
  3. When Alice Comes Back To The Farm
  4. Turkish Tram Conductor Blues (Take 5; Rough Mix)
  5. Feel Too Good
  6. Lightnin' Never Strikes Twice
  7. Ella James
  8. Tonight (US Edited Version)
  9. Do Ya (Edited Version)
  10. Chinatown
  11. California Man
  12. The Duke Of Edinburgh's Lettuce

I have to admit, I'm not terribly excited by this track list yet.

4 comments:

dlobro1080 said...

Why all these abridged and edited versions?  I'd argue that these are not the type of unreleased tracks that we want.  Where's Falling Forever?

bflat33 said...

Right, Dan.  If this is really the full track list, there's not a single Jeff Lynne related rarity that's not already available.  And edited (or abridged) versions do not constitute rarities.  Lets' hope they make some online bonus tracks available like they did for the Move and Shazam.

swarlock said...

Nice little package. But definitely a rehash of stuff that was put together during The 30th Anniversary.

Not that I'm complaining mind you.

Baz said...

I bought this box on the day of release. What can I say? I absolutely love it.

Lets get the gripes out the way first... Disc 4 is almost pointless if one has been buying all the reissues. First track apart, it doesn't offer anything new at all. The booklet mentions an undeited version of "California Man" existing in EMI's vaults... surely this would had been a great place to feature that or new remixes of that Lynne era material? Then there's the "enhanced stereo" tracks... these are horrid mock stereo concoctions dating from 1972. Totally un-necessary. They are my only gripes, so lets move on to the pluses.

This box is superbly packaged. The booklet is wonderful and comprehensive, put together with genuine love and care. Whilst some have grumbled about abridged edits, this box does after all have a story to tell and it gives a brilliant overview of just what The Move were all about.

It gets off to a stunning start, with Ace the Face wailing his way through "You're The One I Need", an early Roy Wood composition. Imagine The Who meeting The Small Faces in Birmingham... it's a genuine lost gem! Disc 1 is an interesting journey through 66 and 67 and the rarities worthy.

Disc 2 is for me the highlight of the box. The new stereo mix is superb and the whole disc rocks from start to finish. You'll want to play this one nice and loud. A long overdue phenomenal document of just what an amazing band The Move were on stage.

Disc 3's rarities again are quite interesting, and just look at the songs that are on this disc... a stunning body of work! It climaxes with the first Fillmore track and that is a blinder. The Fillmore "Grass" which opens disc 4 is absolutely brilliant. Nice stereo sound and a tour de force for all 4 members of the band. The rest of disc 4 is nothing new, but again, it is a good selection of tracks, keeping the story moving. I would had used take one of 10538 Overture since that was technically a Move recording and a vital one at that... a shame that wasn't featured here, but knowing how picky Roy Wood is, it wouldn't surprise me if he vetoed it. There were 4 Wood songs on that early 1966 acetate and we only get one... the other 3 are absent which is a shame but again I'll bet Wood refused those tracks to be used. There are 4 downloadable tracks in all... 2 of them appeared on the 1997 boxset but the other two are unreleased tracks...

At the end of the day, this is a vital purchase for all Move fans. I think it also works reasonably well for newcomers since across these 4 discs is ample evidence of what a brilliant band The Move were.

This is the release of 2008 for me. Yes, we can grumble a little about certain things but all in all, this does it's job well and is a set I have been listening to continuously lately. A wonderful package!