Carls untimely demise, it has placed even more importance
upon the release of this material as a legacy of his enthusiastic
vocal work. Carl Wayne was a larger than life character,
and he will be sadly missed. Roy
we have here is, I suppose, an odd collection of songs the
bulk of which were written by Roy, the rest by other great
writers, and in the main, recorded many years ago.
collection of rare and unreleased tracks has been unearthed
from the vaults of the former men from The Move. An
exploration of just one area of Carl Waynes diverse
musical career, it also doubles as a celebration of over thirty
years of Wood/Wayne collaborations.
Containing eight previously unreleased collaborative tracks
from Carl Wayne and Roy Wood, the material on the album
has been newly remastered by Wood. The CD includes forewords
by both musicians, in-depth sleeve notes by Helen Macdonald
(www.carlwayne.co.uk) plus rare and previously unpublished
photos from Carls own personal archive.
of the most distinctive and versatile voices in music, Carl
Wayne was the lead singer and front-man of influential and
legendary Birmingham group, The Move, which he founded in
1965 with Roy Wood, Bev Bevan, Trevor Burton
and Ace Kefford. A true musical pioneer, Carl sung
on Flowers In The Rain,
the very first record played on BBC Radio 1 in 1967
and achieved major success with a series of Top 10 hits
that included I Can Hear The
Grass Grow, Blackberry
Fire Brigade and Night
departure from The Move in 1970 was not the end of his musical
relationship with Roy Wood and their professional association
continued over various projects throughout the 1970s and early
1980s, whenever their busy schedules allowed. Carl also worked
extensively in theatre, television and film and was regarded
for many years as one of the top vocalists in advertising
and also appeared in the hit West End musical Blood Brothers.
2000 Carl joined The Hollies and in March 2003 he
appeared on the 30th Anniversary edition of the Electric
Light Orchestras groundbreaking second album ELO2.
Also included on 'Songs From The Wood
& Beyond' are two excellent performances of Jeff
Lynne ELO songs Steppin
Out and Midnight
Blue, the latter featuring an incredible vocal
arrangement by Wood.
Carl passed away in 2004 whilst working on this release, leaving
suggestions for Roy on the re-mastering of the tracks.
information can be found at www.carlwayne.co.uk