I have to admit, this is probably the first time I ever looked at a CD and was this amazed at how crammed full of material it is. This new 25-track Move best-of comes from Salvo, the label that gave us the impressive (however somewhat unfulfilling for Jeff Lynne fans) restoration series of The Move's original LPs and career spanning box set.
Some highlights on The Very Best of The Move:
- The CD is housed in a standard jewel case with card slipcover.
- Five tracks are unique to this collection.
- Flowers In The Rain is the "original stereo album track" (apparently different from the newly created stereo version released in 2007... okaaaay)
- I Can Hear The Grass Grow and Fire Brigade are enhanced stereo.
- Omnibus and Wild Tiger Woman are the original mono versions which didn't appear on previous Salvo releases.
- Do Ya is thankfully full-length.
- There's a reference to Nip/Tuck's recent use of Piece of My Heart.
- For the masses, the liner notes are concise. For the fans, some of the pictures are new. A thoughtful balance.
The Move can't claim as many comp CDs as ELO. For that matter, neither can most bands. But it's pretty safe to say you can stash away any old Move best-of's for good.
When you teach your friends Move 101, this is your textbook.