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"The Move, Looking On - OBI Mini LP Replica In A CD - Japanese pressing - Limited Edition"

THE MOVE - LOOKING ON This is a Japanese re-mastered Mini OBI LP replica Limited Edition Collection - only 2,000 Collector pieces made world-wide and are immediately Out of Print. TREMENDOUSLY RARE OUT OF PRINT MASTERPIECE AND OUR LAST COPY FOREVER. THIS PRESSING IS SELLING FOR $300 AT THE ONLY OTHER SITE THAT HAS THIS LEFT IN SEALED CONDITION. In the wake of The Move's SHAZAM album, singer Carl Wayne departed & leader Roy Wood recorded a solo album, BOULDERS (which saw release in 1973). When he returned, he invited friend Jeff Lynne (who'd replaced him in The Nightriders / The Idle Race) to join, and the 2 hatched the idea of creating a new band to replace The Move, which would include classical instruments and experimental ideas: The Electric Light Orchestra. LOOKING ON was the first result, though their record company (at least temporarily) nixed the idea of a name-change, purely for "commercial" reasons". This is one WILD album. As much of a major shift as SHAZAM was from earlier Move records, LOOKING ON is an even bigger departure. Both Wood & Lynne, whose earlier sound & styles were quite similar, come across doing & sounding almost completely unlike anything either of them had done before! Loud, heavy, ponderous, explosive, and downright bizarre are a few words that come to mind. This album is NOT an easy "first listen"! There's the ominous "Looking On", the growling-yet-bouncy "Turkish Tram Conductor Blues", the ethereal "What?" and the noisy "When Alice Comes Back To The Farm", with its almost honky-tonk piano. Things get extremely strange on Jeff Lynne's "Open Up Said The World To The Door"-- you have to HEAR this one, you still won't believe it! The one almost "normal" track is "Brontosaurus", a single recorded earlier, and I believe the only song here that includes departed bassist Rick Price. "Feel Too Good" makes for a relentless, hard-driving 9-minute finale. (But watch out for the "surprise" epilogue!) I've long considered this a "flawed experiment"; when they returned for their next outing, MESSAGE FROM THE COUNTRY, everything they were working toward seemed to fall in place! Track Listings - THIS IS THE LP TRACK LISTING BUT THE CD CONTAINS 10 ADDITIONAL BONUS TRACKS NOT LISTED 1. Looking On 2. Turkish Tram Conductor Blues 3. What? 4. When Alice Comes Back to the Farm 5. Open Up Said the World at the Door 6. Brontosaurus 7. Feel Too Good
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Price: $94.99