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Album Review

In a way, Rialto's Archive isn't all that bad, even if the packaging seems a little shoddy and the sound isn't all that great. Also, the facts are a little iffy. Archive claims to concentrate on Wizzard's recordings instead of Roy Wood's solo material, but that's not entirely true. There are a couple of selections from Eddy & the Falcons, plus a few singles, such as "Are You Ready to Rock" and "Rock and Roll Winter," and a variety of B-sides, but the 20-track collection concentrates mainly on Wood's solo material. In particular, it has Mustard as the centerpiece — every song, save the brief musical introduction and interlude, is here. Also, there are a handful of solo singles, like the terrific "Oh What a Shame." Like many Wood compilations, it suffers from too many instrumental B-sides — which are interesting in isolation but tend to stall the momentum of the collection — but overall, it contains more than its fair share of prime Wood, which makes it somewhat of a bargain if found at a bargain price.


Born: November 8, 1946 in Birmingham, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Roy Wood, born in Birmingham, England, on November 8, 1946 (whose birth name is oftentimes incorrectly listed as Ulysses Adrian Wood due to a flip comment made in an interview), has long been regarded as one of the most important, if eccentric, rock musicians to have come out of that city, primarily for his role as the leader/co-founder of both the Move and the Electric Light Orchestra. Wood took up the guitar in his early teens, and the first "successful" band of which he was a member was Gerry...
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