specimens of grand pop as great medicine"
David Fricke - Mojo / Rolling
of Roy Wood Wizardry! Includes 3 smash-hit singles,
solo material, rare b-sides & 12" mixes, choice
album cuts plus 9 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
from recently discovered and restored original master tapes
by Tim Burrell at Town House Studios (Roy
Wood 'Outstanding Performer',
'Clog Dance - The Very Best Of Violinski'),
this value-packed album is the perfect introduction to Roy
Wood's solo & Wizzard career. A lavishly
illustrated 12-page full-colour booklet by Mainartery
Design (SonyBMG ELO Reissue Series) featuring rare photos,
memorabilia and in-depth sleeve notes by Rob Caiger
(ELO & Move archivist) make this a superb compilation
for all fans of Roy Wood, Wizzard, The Move &
Previously unreleased tracks include 'Human
Cannonball' (from the 'Main Street'
/ 'Wizzo' album sessions), 'Oh
What A Shame' (a revealing, alternate early mix), '1-2-3'
(an early mix featuring Roy's original guitar solo, replaced
by a sax solo on the released version), a radio jingle composed
exclusively for Kenny Everett, and more, including live
versions of 4 Top 20 singles!
Novello Award winner Roy Wood's monumental career now
spans 40 years & over 30 hit singles, including No.1 hits
with 3 different bands plus the eternal classic, 'I
Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday'. One of the UK's
most important & influential songwriters, Roy co-founded
both The Move & Electric Light Orchestra before continuing
his successful hit-making career as a solo artist and with
the colourful rock 'n' roll ensemble, Wizzard.
and compiled in conjunction with Roy Wood, this excellent collection
begins Sanctuary's forthcoming Roy Wood
& Wizzard Definitive Album Reissue Series and further
announcements will follow soon!