Flowers in the Rain

1967 single by The Move / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"Flowers in the Rain" is a song by English rock band The Move. The song was released as a single and reached number two in 1967 on the UK Singles Chart,[1] and number four in Ireland.

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"Flowers in the Rain"
Single by The Move
from the album Move
B-side"(Here We Go Round) the Lemon Tree"
Released25 August 1967
Recorded6 July 1967
StudioAdvision Sound Studios, London
GenrePsychedelic pop
Length2:29 (original version)
2:41 (2007 remixed version)
LabelRegal Zonophone (UK)
A&M (US)
Songwriter(s)Roy Wood
Producer(s)Denny Cordell
The Move singles chronology
"I Can Hear the Grass Grow"
"Flowers in the Rain"
"Fire Brigade"
Official audio
"Flowers in the Rain" (2007 Stereo Mix) on YouTube

It achieved its own place in pop history by being the first record[2] to be played on BBC Radio 1 when the station was launched on 30 September 1967. (Technically, both George Martin's specially commissioned "Theme One" and Johnny Dankworth's "Beefeaters" were the first tracks to be heard on the station.[3] "Beefeaters" was Tony Blackburn's theme tune for Daily Disc Delivery and so it was heard before "Flowers in the Rain".[2][4])

The song was written by the Move's guitarist/vocalist Roy Wood. As with many of Wood's early songs, the basis of "Flowers in the Rain" was a book of fairy tales which Wood authored while at The Moseley College of Art.[5] The distinctive instrumental arrangement, including oboe, clarinet, cor anglais and French horn, was suggested by assistant producer Tony Visconti.[2]