Something Else by the Move was recorded "live" on February 27, 1968 at a show at London's Marquee Club. It captures the Move in full cry going through a brace of their favorite covers. Kicking off with a nice turn on the Byrds' "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star," the quintet moves on to Love's "Stephanie Knows Who," a psychedelic number with loads of wah-wah guitar from Roy Wood. After two old rockabilly classics, Eddie Cochran's title track and Jerry Lee Lewis' "It'll Be Me," the band launches into Spooky Tooth's "Sunshine Help Me." An unedited version of this performance with a longer guitar solo closes this collection. The other bonus tracks include cutting-edge R&B like "Piece of My Heart" and Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher," both heard here for the first time since their recording, along with Denny Laine's "Too Much in Love." The band tracks are pub rock bash 'n' crash all the way, while the vocals (most of them re-recorded in 1968 when the live versions were deemed unusable due to tape distortion) feature spot-on harmonies and impassioned singing by Carl Wayne at his best. A nice souvenir of how bands truly sounded before PA systems, monitors, and assorted electronic voodoo boxes could make you sound "just like the record."
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AllMusic Review by Cub Koda