Looking On is the third album by The Move, released in December 1970 and is their first LP to feature Jeff Lynne.
With Wood's use of cello and woodwinds and Lynne's piano in addition to their usual guitars and vocals, anticipating the work they would later pursue in The Electric Light Orchestra, whose debut album they were starting to record at around the same time.
The Move was effectively a dead band walking when Lynne joined in February 1970 after fronting (and producing) The Idle Race. Wood had wanted to launch a new group with Lynne that would feature rock and strings, to pick up, in theory, where the Beatles' "I Am the Walrus" had left off.
"Brontosaurus" was eventually covered by Cheap Trick and "Feel Too Good" was later featured on the soundtrack of the movie Boogie Nights as well as in the pilot episode of the UK series "Life on Mars".
180g audiophile vinyl
Remastered by Nick Robbins at Sound Mastering
Roy Wood, oboe, sitar, slide guitar, cello, guitar, bass, all saxes
Jeff Lynne, piano, guitar, percussion, drums
Bev Bevan, drums, percusson
Rick Price, bass
1. Looking On
2. Turkish Tram Conductor Blues
4. When Alice Comes Back To The Farm
1. Open Up Said The World At The Door
3. Feel Too Good