Move (mono - original
02. Kilroy Was Here
03. (Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree
05. Walk Upon The Water
06. Flowers In The Rain
07. Hey Grandma
08. Useless Information
09. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart
10. The Girl Outside
11. Fire Brigade
12. Mist On A Monday Morning
13. Cherry Blossom Clinic
The debut LP remastered for the very first time from the original
mono master tape, produced 20 February 1968 at Maximum Sound
Studios by Denny Cordell and engineer Dave Hadfield.
Production master tape compiled at EMI Abbey Road Studios
on 7 March 1968 by engineer Ron Pender. Original mono LP
released April 1968 by EMI (Regal Zonophone LRZ 1002).
Bonus Tracks 14-18: SINGLE A&B SIDES
Vote For Me: The flip for the proposed 'Cherry
Blossom Clinic' 45 until it was pulled. An obvious crack
at the political establishment in the wake of the 'Flowers
In The Rain' court case. Original version recorded on 25
August 1967 at Advision Studios and later rearranged and
Disturbance: Originally the
band's first A-side, this early Wood composition ended up as the
b-side to 'Night Of Fear'. It boasts
one of Ace Kefford's powerful whistles and screams aplenty
from Cordell and Secunda on the "Hammer Horror"
style fade-out. A genuinely frightening experience, according
to all who witnessed it.
Night Of Fear: The first single,
complete with transparent drug culture references ("Just
about to trip your mind" sung, appropriately,
by Ace). Inspiration came, Roy later said, from "hearing
noises in the night and not being able to sleep".
Wave The Flag And Stop The Train:
A throwback to the beat group era, this was, Bev laughed
later, The Move's attempt to emulate The Monkees. Recorded
5 January 1967, the song became the flip of The Move's second
single, released in March 1967. . .
I Can Hear The Grass Grow:
"Above my studio were the offices
of the naturist magazine, Health & Efficiency,"
remembers Bobby Davidson, The Move's in-house photographer,
"and someone had sent in a letter
that said, 'I listen to pop music on the radio because where I
live it's so bloody quiet that I can hear the grass grow'. I said
to Roy, 'Wouldn't that make a great song title?', and he went
off and wrote the song."
CD 2: NEW
Features, in the main, newly created stereo mixes from the original
4-track session tapes. This is The Move as you've never, ever
heard them before...
Intro / Move: Something of
an unofficial theme song, in the manner of an uptempo Stax
number, technical problems (all now fixed) during the final mix
on 30 January 1967 prevented its appearance as the original b-side
to 'I Can Hear The Grass Grow'.
Cherry Blossom Clinic: Originally
recorded in August, the song was revisited on 1 November 1967
with production duties shared between The Move and Denny Cordell.
The tape containing the horn section was lost long ago but the
strings are revealed as never before.
Fire Brigade: The first version
of this classic song was recorded at Olympic Sound Studios in
November 1967 before additional guitar and vocal overdubs were
added at De Lane Lea Studios on 23 December 1967.
Kilroy Was Here
(Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree
All from an Advision Sound Studio session taped on 23 March 1967.
Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart:
Two versions of concert favourite and Bev "Bullfrog"
Bevan showcase were recorded at the final Advision Studios
session on 4 February 1968
Don't Throw Stones At Me:
The Move go Tamla! This Roy Wood original recorded during
January 1967 was obviously inspired by the sounds coming out of
Hitsville, Detroit, and the song's soulful style provides
a perfect vehicle for a rare and impressive Ace Kefford lead vocal.
Again, another fine track originally beset by technical problems
on being mixed to mono.
Mist On A Monday Morning:
The Move's first recording at Olympic with Glyn Johns
engineering, recorded on 19 December 1967 and featuring Roy on
acoustic guitar backed by strings, flute and harpsichord.
Vote For Me (alternate take):
A new arrangement taped on 1 November 1967 as part of a three-song
session with 'Cherry Blossom Clinic'
and 'The Price Of Love' (of which
only the backing track exists).
Night Of Fear: The first session
at Advision Studios on 22 October 1966 during which two versions
of the debut single were recorded.
The Girl Outside (alternate take):
Different version to the LP and a rare original stereo mix.
Walk Upon The Water: Original
stereo mix of the first song to be recorded in January 1967 at
Useless Information: The last
song to be recorded and the first to be mixed to stereo for the
rare mono/stereo album version.
Flowers In The Rain: recorded
at Advision Sound Studios on 6 July 1967 and the last session
multitrack to be recovered, found languishing in long-forgotten
tape vault near London Bridge station
BEVAN - drums, percussion, vocals
TREVOR BURTON - rhythm guitar,
CHRIS "ACE" KEFFORD
- bass guitar, vocals
CARL WAYNE - lead vocals
ROY WOOD - lead guitar, vocals
brass and woodwind arrangements by Tony Visconti
by Denny Cordell
during various sessions between October 1966 - February 1968 at
Advision Sound Studios (engineer Gerald Chevin, assisted by Eddie
Offord), De Lane Lea Studios (engineer Mike Weighell) and Olympic
Sound Studios (engineers Terry, Glyn Johns, Andy Johns, Phill
PHOTO CREDITS (from top):
MOVE sign copies of their debut album at
a record shop in Cheapside
(photo © EMI Records)
THE MOVE in Advision
Sound Studios with Denny Cordell & Gerald Chevin during playback
of 'Wave The Flag And Stop The Train' 1967
(photo © Napier Russell/Uncut Photo Archive)
MOVE in Borehamwood filming the promotional
video for 'I Can Hear The Grass Grow'
(photo © The Move)
at the Cedar Club 1966 (photo © The Move)