The Move

The Very Best of the Move [Salvo]

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Although this is a very good 18-song overview of the Move's 1967-1970 output, it suffers from the same problem hindering all Move anthologies: the division of the band's catalog between 1967-1970 and 1971-1972 eras, and the inability of anthologies to license material from both of those time frames. That taken into account, it's an astutely selected group of British hit singles (all of their big pre-1971 ones are here), some B-sides, and some standout LP tracks, like the hit-single-that-could-have-been "Beautiful Daughter." Take off the live cover of Jackie Wilson's "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" and substitute "Yellow Rainbow," "The Last Thing on My Mind," and "Fields of People," and this would be an ideal best-of for the band's pre-Harvest stuff. As it is, it's still fine if you don't want to bother with multi-disc Move collecting. In fact, if you combine this with EMI's Great Move! The Best of the Move (which focuses wholly on the 1971-1972 period), you have almost everything done by the band worth owning.

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