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Roy Wood first achieved success as a member of the Move, a typical British pop group of the late sixties who had success with such songs as Flowers in the rain, Blackberry way, Fire brigade, Night of fear, I can hear the grass grow (all huge UK chart hits) and other excellent songs. The first ten tracks on this compilation are by the Move.
This group evolved into the Electric Light Orchestra, but Roy only recorded one album with ELO, after which he quit and formed his own group, Wizzard, which had significant UK chart success in 1973 and 1974 with their brand of glam rock music.
Wizzard started their run of hits with Ballpark incident, a top ten hit. They had two British number one hits, See my baby jive and Angel fingers, plus two other big hits - Rock and roll winter and Are you ready to rock.
The song Wizzard (and Roy Wood) will forever be remembered actually peaked at number four. It is, of course, the classic song I wish I could be Christmas everyday, perhaps the finest Christmas rock song of them all. It features a children's choir used effectively and well and is frequently included on UK Christmas compilations along with those other perennial Christmas rock songs by Slade, John Lennon, Mud, Shaking Stevens, Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney and others. Because of that, there cannot be anybody in Britain of school age or above who has not heard the song.
Roy also recorded some excellent solo songs, particularly Dear Elaine and Forever. This compilation serves as an excellent overview of Roy's career. The Move and Wizzard were both excellent groups but this compilation contains all the essentials of both groups.
1. Night of Fear - The Move
2. I Can Hear the Grass Grow - The Move
3. Flowers in the Rain - The Move
4. Fire Brigade - The Move
5. Blackberry Way - The Move
6. Curly - The Move
7. Brontosaurus - The Move
8. Tonight - The Move
9. Chinatown - The Move
10. California Man - The Move
11. Ball Park Incident - Wizzard
12. See My Baby Jive - Wizzard
13. Dear Elaine - Roy Wood
14. Angel Fingers - Wizzard
15. Forever - Roy Wood
16. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard
17. Rock 'N' Roll Winter - Wizzard
18. Goin' Down the Road - Roy Wood
19. This Is the Story of My Love - Wizzard
20. Are You Ready to Rock - Wizzard
21. Oh What a Shame - Roy Wood