Offered for sale is a sealed U.S. copy of the scarce 1970 LP Looking On by The Move.
The Move have been described as the best British band never to succeed on the U.S. record charts, and that’s a great description. Featuring Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne, both of whom later founded the Electric Light Orchestra, The Move offered a great variety of catchy pop and eclectic rock.
The Move only released four albums in their time together as a group and only three of those were released in the United States. Looking On, their third album, and the first to feature Jeff Lynne, is far and away the rarest album by the group and the hardest to find. It was in print for only a short time in 1970 and was briefly reissued in 1975 or so after ELO became successful. Both pressings are quite hard to find.
While this album had no U.S. hits, the song “Brontosaurus” was a hit in the UK, reaching #7 on the charts there.
You can hear “Brontosaurus” here:
About this record: The copy of Looking On that we have for sale is a still sealed original 1970 pressing. The cover is still sealed and the record is presumably unplayed. There is a large punch hole in the upper left hand corner of the cover, which indicates that this was a promotional copy.
Please note that this hole is cleanly punched, and is not drilled, as was the process for cutout copies.
The record inside should be on the short-lived red Capitol label, as shown in the third photo.
Aside from the punch hole, the wrap is fully intact. The cover does have a crease in it on the left hand side.
A beautiful copy of a surprisingly hard album to find.