Offered for sale is a copy of the 1972 UK double album The Move/Shazam, pairing the first two albums by the Move.
About this copy: This copy of Move/Shazam is a 1972 UK pressing on the Fly label.
The gatefold cover is VG+ with light ring wear on the “Move” side of the cover.
The two discs are M- and look unplayed. Clean discs!
A nice copy of two terrific LPs.
Background: The Move had some hits in the UK and none in the U.S., but they’re best remembered today as being the forerunner of the Electric Light Orchestra.
The Move sounded so new that their 1968 debut still sounds unusual, ping-ponging between restless, kaleidoscopic pop and almost campy salutes to early rock & roll, punctuated by the occasional foray into the English countryside and, with the closing “Cherry Blossom Clinic,” psychic nightmare. Much of this oddity can be ascribed to Roy Wood, the only member to write, but the Move were certainly a collective, sounding just as off-kilter and distinctive on the aforementioned oldies covers and their version of Moby Grape’s “Hey Grandma” as they do on their originals.
Compared to the Move’s long-gestating 1968 eponymous debut, their 1970 sophomore effort Shazam is unified. It was not culled from sessions from a period of 14 months but instead largely made at one time…but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s any easier to get a handle on the album. … It’s wildly inventive music and, as pure sound, the Move may never have been better than they are here, as there are more ideas in each of these long, languid jams than most bands have in a career. Once again, the sheer number of ideas can be intimidating upon first listen and there may be so many that some listeners may never get past this rush of invention, but Shazam rewards repeated spins many times over.
|Country of origin:||UK|
|Year of Release:||1972|