Sunday, February 6, 2022

Move. The - Looking On (1970)

The third album from this British band.

The band was a quartet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, sitar, cello, saxes, oboe, piano and vocals.

Two guests added their vocals.

The band had by now changed their vocalist. Enter Jeff Lynne.

The music on this album is a bit more rocking than we got in Electric Light Orchestra, the band that succeeded The Move.

There is some psych rock and blues rock here. Indeed, Led Zeppelin and some small Black Sabbath references can be detected. All three bands comes from the same town and the same pool of musicians. 

Looking On is a hard rocking album. But there is also a lot of art rock on this album and the music is pretty classy.

The music is a mix of decent and good. The album has not entirely won me over. But fans of Electric Light Orchestra should get this album as it is very much a part of their history and musical DNA.

2.5 points




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