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MESSAGE FROM THE COUNTRY
REMASTERED EDITION
HARVEST RECORDS 330 3422
RELEASED 5 SEPTEMBER 2005
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In the year that marks the 40th anniversary of their formation and to celebrate the 35th year since their signing to the label, EMI-Harvest are proud to release The Move's complete 'Message From The Country' album - remastered for the first time ever from the original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by Peter Mew in conjunction and under approval from Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood and Bev Bevan.

"In order to alleviate the extra pressure of forming E.L.O., we decided to take it easy, experiment and just have fun making The Move albums. This for me made the recording of 'Message From The Country' a very enjoyable experience."
ROY WOOD, July 2005

"These were the early days of being set free in a studio, where you can try anything you always wanted to. So there are plenty of mistakes that hopefully you'll enjoy, but mostly it's a wacky collection of stuff, plus loads of other stuff that was never meant to be heard."
JEFF LYNNE, July 2005

"Listening back now to this album, I suppose "eclectic" sums it up best of all. There's certainly a feeling of three friends just having fun and doing pretty much whatever they want. Some of the songs are good and some plain silly!"
BEV BEVAN, July 2005


This definitive expanded edition was compiled and researched over five years by ELO & Move archivist Rob Caiger and features newly discovered and previously unissued session takes such as 'Don't Mess Me Up' and 'The Words Of Aaron'; a never before heard, full-length session version of Lynne's legendary 'Do Ya' and Wood's classic Move singles for EMI: 'Tonight', 'Chinatown' and 'California Man' plus their b-sides.

 

 

76 minutes of remastered Move magic wrapped in a colour & black & white booklet, featuring previously unpublished photos, memorabilia, session track sheets, 2005 commentary by Wood, Lynne, and Bevan plus in-depth sleeve notes by John van Der Kiste, journalist & author of 'The Roy Wood Story'.


 

 

EXCLUSIVE FTM OFFER - Released in the UK, Germany and Japan only, fans worldwide can purchase copies of the UK limited edition (featuring a 20-page booklet instead of the regular 16 page version) from the FTM Shop - at a discounted price!

 

MESSAGE WEB SITE - The Move's official website features a fantastic expanded area devoted to 'Message From The Country' and includes exclusive material including downloads - please visit

www.themoveonline.com/message.

 

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