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Message from the Country


Download links and information about Message from the Country by The Move. This album was released in 1971 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop, Psychedelic genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 01:16:10 minutes.

Artist: The Move
Release date: 1971
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop, Psychedelic
Tracks: 19
Duration: 01:16:10
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No. Title Length
1. Message from the Country (Remastered) 4:52
2. Ella James (Remastered) 3:17
3. No Time (Remastered) 3:44
4. Don't Mess Me Up (Remastered) 3:15
5. Until Your Moma's Gone (Remastered) 5:08
6. It Wasn't My Idea to Dance (Remastered) 5:33
7. The Minister (Remastered) 4:33
8. Ben Crawley Steel Company (Remastered) 3:07
9. The Words of Aaron (Remastered) 5:31
10. My Marge (Remastered) 2:06
11. Tonight (Remastered) 3:20
12. Chinatown (Remastered) 3:11
13. Down On the Bay (Remastered) 4:17
14. Do Ya (Remastered) 4:06
15. California Man (Remastered) 3:38
16. Don't Mess Me Up (Alternate Version) 3:25
17. The Words of Aaron (Alternate Version) 6:07
18. Do Ya (Alternate Version) 4:42
19. My Marge (Session Version) 2:18



In 1971, The Move was recording its last album just as founder Jeff Lynne was tracking Electric Light Orchestra's eponymous debut. But The Move didn't go out with a fizzle; Message from the Country was a complex and luxurious set that closed the band's last chapter like the grand finale of a fireworks display. Fans of ELO’s radio-charting version of “Do Ya” might want to skip straight to the song’s prototype, as it plays with a harder, rawer, no-nonsense mix of rock power that was later watered down with overdubs and string arrangements that took away from the original's strength. The opening title track plays as if Sir George Martin left Abbey Road Studios to approximate a new Beatles recording from a NASA laboratory—the jangly Rickenbacker guitar tones and post-Merseybeat harmonies sound mixed under a microscope and exaggerated beyond belief. Roy Wood’s “Until Your Mama’s Gone” is a rootsy romp with a big bouncy bass and a stompy glam-rock rhythm that hints at his later recordings as glitter-rock Wizzard deity.