Chinatown is a song performed by The Move. Released in 1971, this was The Move’s penultimate release reaching number 23 on the UK singles chart. Recorded at the same time as the band’s alter-ego Electric Light Orchestra were laying down tracks for their first album. Former Move vocalist Carl Wayne claimed it was his favourite song by the band. The b-side was a Lynne penned song Down on the Bay. The single (with an edited version of “Chinatown”) was issued on MGM, but quickly withdrawn (probably prior to regular stock copies pressed, although yellow label promos have been seen). The single with the same edit was almost immediately issued on United Artists.
[Dedicated to Niels Boe Sørensen]