Thursday, April 13, 2006

CARL WAYNE `Songs From the Wood and Beyond: Anthology 1973-2003'

Sanctuary (2006) Website

Vocalist Carl Wayne was the singer with the 60's hit makers the Move, then he went into musiclas and theatre for much of the 70's and 80's including major success in the hit West End musical `Blood Brothers'. He made a comeback into rock music circles as a member of the Hollies in 2000 before sadly passing away from cancer in 2004.
This collection features many unreleased tracks, some featuring the highly talented Roy Wood (also a former member of the Move). Of definite interest to ELO fans are his wonderful versions of `Midnight Blue' and `Steppin' Out', the latter features a stunning musical arrangement. `Hot Cars' with Roy Wood is an obvious
highlight as is the choral `Someday', which sees Wayne's voice in the spotlight back by a gentle choral backing. A couple of songs are definite collector/fan only like `Hazel Eyes' but overall this is highly recommended for fans of ELO and the Move. His untimely death was a real loss to music.


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