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.
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.
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
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!
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
75 minutes of spellbinding Roy Wood alchemy!