In the year that marks the 40th anniversary of their formation
and to celebrate the 35th year since their signing to the
label, EMI-Harvest are proud to release The Move's complete
'Message From The Country' album
- remastered for the first time ever from the original
master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by Peter Mew
in conjunction and under approval from Jeff Lynne, Roy
Wood and Bev Bevan.
order to alleviate the extra pressure of forming E.L.O.,
we decided to take it easy, experiment and just have fun
making The Move albums. This for me made the recording of
'Message From The Country' a
very enjoyable experience."
ROY WOOD, July
were the early days of being set free in a studio, where
you can try anything you always wanted to. So there are
plenty of mistakes that hopefully you'll enjoy, but mostly
it's a wacky collection of stuff, plus loads of other stuff
that was never meant to be heard."
JEFF LYNNE, July
back now to this album, I suppose "eclectic" sums it up
best of all. There's certainly a feeling of three friends
just having fun and doing pretty much whatever they want.
Some of the songs are good and some plain silly!"
BEV BEVAN, July
definitive expanded edition was compiled and researched
over five years by ELO & Move archivist Rob Caiger
and features newly discovered and previously unissued
session takes such as 'Don't Mess Me
Up' and 'The Words Of Aaron';
a never before heard, full-length session version of Lynne's
legendary 'Do Ya' and Wood's classic
Move singles for EMI: 'Tonight',
'California Man' plus their b-sides.
minutes of remastered Move magic wrapped in a colour
& black & white booklet, featuring previously
unpublished photos, memorabilia, session
track sheets, 2005 commentary by Wood,
Lynne, and Bevan plus in-depth sleeve notes
by John van Der Kiste, journalist & author
of 'The Roy Wood Story'.
FTM OFFER - Released in the UK, Germany and Japan only,
fans worldwide can purchase copies of the UK limited edition
(featuring a 20-page booklet instead of the regular 16
page version) from the FTM Shop
- at a discounted price!
WEB SITE - The Move's official website features
a fantastic expanded area devoted to 'Message
From The Country' and includes exclusive material including
downloads - please visit