From page 74 of Classic Rock Magazine October 2007
Pre-Baby Jive psych pop peripherals.
Mention the name Roy Wood, and most people immediately think of the bearded, facepainted loon wishing 'it could be Christmas every day...' But before Wood turned to PLO (briefly) and then all things Wizzardy, he was a member of The Move. Vocalist Carl Wayne and his fellow Brummies (including drummer Bev Bevan who, amazingly, would later turn up in Black Sabbath) were the perfect foils for Wood. They tempered his leery behaviour, channelled his weird songwriting expertise and massaged it into the mainstream, creating minor masterpieces of candyshop psychedelia along the way. These reissues of debut The Move (1968) and second album Shazam (1970) come with all manner of bonus bells and whistles. Which is great for completists, but all you really want are the hits such as Flowers In The Rain and Fire Brigade. The remainder is strangely superfluous.
••••••• The Move