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Moby Grape - Wow (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Moby Grape - Wow (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007

Moby Grape - Wow (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:19
Psychedelic Rock, Folk-Rock, Country-Rock, Blues-Rock | Label: Sundazed Music | # SC 11191

Wow, the sophomore album by multi-talented Moby Grape, brims with ambition, adventure and a determination to show the world the San Francisco quintet could do it all. Firmly in the post-Pepper spirit of the day, the set, first issued in 1968, features everything from taut rockers and blistering blues to touching melodic ballads, country waltzes and the outright unclassifiable. The band's guitar-heavy sound is augmented in spots with piano, brass, string orchestration and, in its original vinyl incarnation, one track made to be played at 78-rpm.

Between the time that Moby Grape released their brilliant self-titled debut and when their second album Wow appeared in 1968, a little thing called Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band happened, and for the next few years it was no longer enough for a band with some claim to importance to just play rock & roll, even if they approached it with the freshness and imagination Moby Grape displayed on their first LP. Bowing to the pervading influences of the day, Wow is a far more ambitious album than Moby Grape, trading in the latter's energetic simplicity for an expansive production complete with strings, horns, and lots of willful eccentricity, best typified by the helium-treated vocals on the hillbilly pastiche "Funky Tunk" and "Just Like Gene Autry: A Foxtrot," a woozy '60s dance band number complete with introduction from Arthur Godfrey (the band went so far as to master the tune at 78 rpm on the original vinyl edition). While at first glance Wow pales in comparison to the instant classic Moby Grape, repeated listening reveals this album has plenty of strengths despite the excess gingerbread; the horn-driven boogie of "Can't Be So Bad" swings hard, "Murder in My Heart for the Judge" is a tough and funky blues number, "He," "Rose Colored Eyes," and "Bitter Wind" are lovely folk-rock tunes with shimmering harmonies (even if the latter is marred by a pretentious noise collage at the close), and "Motorcycle Irene" is a witty tribute to a hard-livin' biker mama. Wow lacks the rev-it-up spirit of Moby Grape's masterpiece, but Peter Lewis, Jerry Miller, and Skip Spence's guitar work is just as impressive and richly layered, and the group's harmonies and songwriting chops are still in solid shape. While the unobtrusive production on Moby Grape showcased the group's many virtues, those attributes are visible on Wow despite the layers of studio excess, which sapped the momentum and charm of this band without snuffing them out altogether. [Sundazed's 2007 CD reissue of Wow marks its first complete appearance on compact disc (an earlier edition on San Francisco Sound lopped off "Just Like Gene Autry" and offered poor audio quality), and the remastering from Bob Irwin is excellent, giving the vintage recordings a rich, full-bodied sound that flatters the group's performances. Along with attractive graphics and liner notes from Gene Sculatti, the Sundazed release includes six bonus tracks – a harder and more straightforward take of the opening cut "The Place and the Time," an alternate version of "Miller's Blues" with plenty of gutsy guitar soloing, session outtakes "Loosely Remembered" and "What's to Choose," a demo for the otherwise unrecorded "Stop," and an early take of Skip Spence's epochal "Seeing," which the band would return to for their next album, Moby Grape '69. Wow is a better and more interesting album than its checkered reputation might lead you to expect, and Sundazed's CD is the best place to explore its qualities.]

Review by Mark Deming, Allmusic.com

Moby Grape - Wow (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007



Tracklist:

01. The Place and the Time (2:07)
02. Murder in My Heart for the Judge (2:58)
03. Bitter Wind (3:09)
04. Can't Be So Bad (3:41)
05. Just Like Gene Autry; A Foxtrot (3:05)
06. He (3:36)
07. Motorcycle Irene (2:23)
08. Three-Four (5:01)
09. Funky-Tunk (2:11)
10. Rose Colored Eyes (4:00)
11. Miller's Blues (5:22)
12. Naked, If I Want To (0:52)

Extra Tracks: Studio Recordings, 1967-1968

13. The Place and the Time (alternate version) (2:27)
14. Stop (demo) (2:24)
15. Loosely Remembered (3:27)
16. Miller's Blues (alternate version) (5:23)
17. What's to Choose (2:03)
18. Seeing (5:11)


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Analyzed: Moby Grape / Wow
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DR10 -0.14 dB -13.57 dB 2:07 01-The Place and the Time
DR11 0.00 dB -12.50 dB 2:58 02-Murder in My Heart for the Judge
DR10 0.00 dB -14.31 dB 3:09 03-Bitter Wind
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DR9 -1.00 dB -12.78 dB 2:03 17-What's to Choose
DR10 -0.50 dB -12.86 dB 5:11 18-Seeing
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Official DR value: DR10

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Moby Grape - Wow (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007

Moby Grape - Wow (1968) Expanded Remastered 2007