Roxy Music - Greatest Hits - Glam Rock - LP

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Roxy Music - Greatest Hits

Label: ATCO Records
Catalog#: KSD 38-103
Format: Vinyl, LP
Vinyl: VG++ only a few light scuffs (listen to our copy)
Cover has slight edge and ring wear, otherwise fine (see photo)

Country: Canada Issue
Genre: Rock
Style: Glam

Notes: All songs written by Ferry except A4 written by Ferry / Manzanera,
B1 and B3 written by Ferry / MacKay
Musicians: Bryan Ferry, Andrew MacKay, Phil Manzanera, Paul Thompson, Eno,
Edwin Jobson, Rik Kenton, John Porter, John Gustafson
Produced by Roxy Music, Chris Thomas, John Punter, Peter Sinfield
and John Anthony
Cover by Bryan Ferry, Deirdre Morrow, Freddie Valentine and Mick Haggerty


Tracklisting:
A1 Virginia Plain (2:36)
A2 Do The Strand (4:00)
A3 All I Want Is You (2:51)
A4 Out Of The Blue (4:48)
A5 Pyjamarama (2:52)
A6 Editions Of You (3:47)

B1 Love Is The Drug (4:07)
B2 Mother Of Pearl (6:45)
B3 A Song For Europe (5:45)
B4 The Thrill Of It All (4:20)
B5 Street Life (3:24)


While this isn't the definitive representation of Roxy Music, this is a great taste of the band and presents an overview as to how they developed as a band. The track selection is both very generous and good,
This is an excellent "singles" review of the band's career. A great place to start, and if you like what you hear pick up the boxed set for the rarities, or the individual albums.


Feb to June 1972 Roxy Music #3
Brian Eno (synthesizer)
Phil Manzanera (guitar)
Andy Mackay (saxes)
Bryan Ferry (vocals/keyboards)
Graham Simpson (bass)
Paul Thompson (drums)

Attempts to interest record companies were useless; Ferry's
demo tape was greeted with universal thumbs down ... but
Melody Maker and John Peel were sufficiently interested to
give them national exposure. In early 1972, they signed with
EG management (also handlers of Crimson, ELP and T-Rex),
in March recorded first album with Pete Sinfield producing:
'Roxy Music'. Roxy Music, to the chagrin of their many
detractors, became overnight stars; theirs was the most
stunning and stylish debut of the early seventies.

June 1972 to July 1973 Roxy Music #4
Brian Eno (synthesizer)
Phil Manzanera (guitar)
Andy Mackay (saxes)
Bryan Ferry (vocals/keyboards)
Paul Thompson (drums)
Rik Kenton (bass)
John Porter (bass)
Sal Maida (bass)

Reached #4 with first single, 'Virginia Plain'. Endured a
painful US tour (December), supporting the likes of Jethro
Tull and Edgar Winter ("every band we played with, we were
totally bored by"). Decided to postpone conquest of America
until some unspecified future date. Recorded second album:
'For You Pleasure'. Completed first European tour Feb/March
1973, then British tour March/April. Came off road to
recuperate.

Smooth in other departments, the Roxy Machine experienced
recurring problems in the bass department. Following
Simpson's departure, they used Rik Kenton (June - Dec 1972),
John Porter (Jan/Feb 1973), and Sal Maida (Feb 1973 - July 1974).

"I was cramping Eno's style. Two non-musicians in a band is
one too many. I think he'll do very well by himself", said
Bryan Ferry when Eno split from Roxy Music in July 1973.
"Clashes of personality and ideology led to incompatibility",
said Island.

Eno: "I left Roxy Music because I had no choice: Bryan said
'I'm never going on stage with you again'. He wanted me to
leave." Eno then embarked on a series of diverse projects:
he produced Portsmouth Sinfonia, he collaborated with Fripp;
he guested on Manzanera's 'Diamond Head', Cale's 'Slow
Dazzle' and 'Helen of Troy', Robert Wyatt's 'Ruth is Stranger
than Richard' and Quiet Sun's 'Mainstream'; he took part in
the Cale/Ayers/Nico concert and album, 'June 1, 1974'; he
produced a boxed set of writings, 'Oblique Strategies', in
conjunction with Peter Schmidt; he did lecture tours of UK
colleges; he did a tour backed by pub-rockers The Winkies;
he assisted Bowie on his 'Low'
he produced Talking Heads' second album and Devo's first.


Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug (1976)

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Roxy Music - Virginia Plain (Live 1976)

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Roxy Music - Street Life (Live 1976)

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Roxy Music - Virginia Plain 1972


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