- NEW REMASTERED & EXPANDED 2 CD DIGIPACK EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1970 ALBUM BY THE MOVE WITH 37 BONUS TRACKS (12 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
- INCLUDES 23 TRACKS FROM BBC SESSIONS FROM MAY 1968 – NOVEMBER 1969
- REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES
- FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK AND LINER NOTES BY MARK PAYTRESS
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1970 album by THE MOVE, “Shazam”. Of all of the groups to emerge in Britain in the latter half of the 1960s, THE MOVE was arguably one of the finest. A powerful act on stage, the group were blessed with one of the most imaginative songwriters of his generation in Roy Wood. “Shazam” is regarded by many as the finest MOVE album, despite being recorded in a time of flux for the band.
In the Spring of 1968 bassist Ace Kefford departed the fold, with Trevor Burton assuming bass guitar duties. The band continued to enjoy success as a singles act, earning a number one hit with ‘Blackberry Way’ in November 1968. In February 1969 Burton also left the band to be replaced by Rick Price. It was this line-up that was to record “Shazam”. The album was very well received and is regarded as a classic of the era.
Newly re-mastered, this 2 CD Deluxe edition of “Shazam” has also been expanded to include 37 bonus tracks encompassing the singles ‘Wild Tiger Woman’, ‘Blackberry Way’ and ‘Curly’ and alternate mixes. Significantly, 23 tracks recorded for the BBC between May 1968 and November 1969 are also included; 12 of which appear on CD for the first time.
This expanded deluxe edition also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Mark Paytress and also includes a poster.