Expanded Remastered Edition

EMI 371 2672 RELEASED 27 NOVEMBER 2006

Officially released in the UK only on 27 November, Wizzard Brew is AVAILABLE NOW to pre-order for fans worldwide at a discounted price as part of an EXCLUSIVE promotional offer. All orders received by 27 November will receive a limited edition 2-sided Wizzard / Roy Wood collectors card PLUS for the first 100 orders, a Wizzard Brew promo button badge! Order NOW from the FTM Shop.

Roy's 60th Birthday celebrations continue with the release of Wizzard's 1973 debut album. An explosive cacophony of Spectorish pop, dynamic rock 'n' roll - and everything else besides, including classical, jazz, folk, doo-wop and heavy metal! Digitally remastered from the original analogue master tapes for the first time by Peter Mew at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, Wizzard Brew ingeniously melds guitars, drums, pianos, cellos, saxes - and even a military marching band to produce one of the loudest albums ever to make the Top 30 album charts.

Between 1967 and 1972, producer and multi-instrumentalist Wood had written 10 Top 20 hit singles, including No.1 'Blackberry Way', plus co-founded two of the UK's finest ever groups,The Move and the Electric Light Orchestra. Yet the eccentric genius was not satisfied. Stifled by ELO's formality and eager to incorporate a brass section and push his musical boundaries further, Wood left ELO to Jeff Lynne and launched Wizzard in a riot of multicoloured face paint, wild hair and bizarre costumes.A permanent and much-loved fixture on Top Of The Pops throughout the 70's, Roy Wood's Wizzard immediately stormed the UK Top 10 with their first single 'Ball Park Incident'.

Back-to-back No.1 million sellers 'See My Baby Jive' and 'Angel Fingers' were followed by Wood's most famous song, the perennial classic 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday' and arguably the best Christmas song ever written!

The 16-page full colour booklet contains in-depth sleeve notes by 'Roy Wood Story' author and respected journalist John van der Kiste plus previously unseen photos. All of Wizzard's EMI hit singles plus rare non-album b-sides are included on the Expanded Edition of 'Wizzard Brew': 4 Top 10 hits, 2 UK No. 1 singles, rare b-sides and an all-time Christmas classic.

Over 75 minutes of spellbinding Roy Wood alchemy!


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