Friday, 25 March 2016

The Move: Looking On to More Expanded Editions

#1,082: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Our friends over at Esoteric Recordings have just announced that they are following up the release of the four new Expanded Deluxe Editions of The Move classic albums "Move" [1CD/3CD] and "Shazam" [1CD/2CD] in late April with two further expanded CD releases featuring "Looking On" [the first LP from The Move to feature Jeff Lynne following his departure from The Idle Race] and the "Something Else from The Move" EP on Friday 27th May.

Both editions are again loaded with the familiar plus many additional tracks including original mono mixes, previously unreleased sessions, alternate takes, interviews and more. Please find below the track listings for each release. Further information can be found by clicking on each header thus:

The Move - Looking On - 2CD Expanded
Disc 1: [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" [8] "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" [Bonus]
Disc 2: [1] "The Duke Of Edinburgh's Lettuce" [2] "Looking On" [Part One/Take 3; Part Two/Take 12] [3] "Brontosaurus" [Mono US Radio Promo Edit] [4] "Turkish Tram Conductor Blues" [Take 5/Rough Mix] [5] "She's A Woman" [6] "Bev Bevan Interview" [7] "Brontosaurus" [8] "Falling Forever" [9] "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" [10] "Looking On" [11] "When Alice Comes Back To The Farm" [12] "Bev Bevan/Roy Wood Interview" [13] "She's A Woman"

Something Else from The Move - 1CD Expanded
[1] "Move Bolero" [2] "It'll Be Me" [3] "Too Much In Love" [4] "Flowers In The Rain" [5] "Fire Brigade" [6] "Stephanie Knows Who" [7] "Something Else" [8] "So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star" [9] "The Price Of Love" [10] "Piece Of My Heart" [11] "[Your Love Keeps Lifting Me] Higher & Higher" [12] "Sunshine Help Me" [13] "So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star" [14] "Stephanie Knows Who" [15] "Something Else" [16] "It'll Be Me" [17] "Sunshine Help Me"

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends the "Looking On" and "Something Else From The Move" expanded editions by The Move to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 25-March-2016


  1. Cheers, Keith, don't know how I missed this post!

  2. Just listened to the Move 1st album. Now expanded to 3 CD's with unreleased tracks. A great listen but I'm puzzled about one thing. There were 4 tracks on the 1966 acetate and three of them are here so what happened to the 4th one?

    1. I was hoping mine would arrive yesterday, but it didn't!
      Did you order yours from Spin CDs, Anon?

  3. Is anyone else having problems obtaining the Something Else release? Mine was put back a week now put back until end of June. Thanks Colin

    1. Yeah, Colin, mine (from Amazon ) was first put back a few days, then again put back to June 15-17!'I was going to get it from Spin CDs, but it disappeared all together from their stock list!
      Has anyone actually got it yet?

  4. I recently purchased the 2016 Deluxe Editions of "Move" and "Looking On" and LOVE them. They each also came with a nice booklet and foldout poster. I purchased them this month from Amazon in the US. They are imported versions from the EU although the label is from the UK.

  5. I bought all the Esoteric releases, but I am still yet to find a reasonably-priced Salvo Anthology box set!