London: EMI Records, 1968. Original poster advertising the 1968 eponymous debut LP of the British Invasion band, The Move. The poster depicts the band's guitarist Trevor Burton in a Dylanesque pose, and on a Dylanesque motorcycle, noting at the bottom the Regal Zonophone release IDs of both the mono (LRZ1002) and stereo (SLRZ1002) pressings of the album. An image we have never seen for a band whose ephemera and existing promotional material are exhaustively documented online.
The Move were so named because the five musicians in its charter lineup left existing Birmingham groups in order to form the band. Under the wing of manager Tony Secunda, the group moved to London and crafted an explosive act, heavily influenced by The Who. The difference between the two bands was that The Move favored poppier, lighter subject material, almost a rock version of The Zombies.
After this release, The Move would continue to shift their lineup, morphing into a band that was less popular but more interesting, writing and recording songs with denser and more ambitious arrangements. This change in approach crystallized with the arrival of member Jeff Lynne, with whom The Move's Roy Wood would later form The Electric Light Orchestra. The band's final two outings, "Shazam" (1970) and the "Message from the Country" (1971) today hold cult status as classics. An important band that bridged the gap between late 1960s British Invasion pop and the progressive rock movement of the early 1970s.
15 x 20 inches, folded twice (presumably as issued). Very Good, with chips at the lower corners and the upper corners neatly clipped. The Regal/EMI device at the bottom left is missing its lower left corner, but still plainly recognizable.