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|Single by The Move|
|Released||28 November 1968 (UK)|
|Recorded||1968 at Olympic Studios, London|
|Label||Regal Zonophone (UK)
|The Move singles chronology|
"Blackberry Way" is a 1968 single by The Move.
Written by Roy Wood and produced by Jimmy Miller, "Blackberry Way" was a bleak counterpoint to the sunny psychedelia of earlier recordings. It nevertheless became the band's most successful single, reaching number 1 on the UK Singles Chart in February 1969. Richard Tandy, who later played keyboards with Wood's next band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), played harpsichord on "Blackberry Way". Despite the success of the single, the style of psychedelically tinged pop sat uneasily with bassist Trevor Burton. He left the group shortly after. It is cited as inspired by The Beatles' "Penny Lane".
- Italian band Equipe 84 produced in 1969 a cover version (with Italian lyrics by lyricist Mogol), named "Tutta mia la città", which became a hit in Italy.
- Horning, Rob (15 February 2007). "Electric Light Orchestra: Too Much at Once Can Blow the Fuse". PopMatters. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 228. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Discografia Nazionale della Canzone Italiana
- Hit Parade Italia on line
"Albatross" by Fleetwood Mac
|UK number one single
5 February 1969 (one week)
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