Roxy Music

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Falling halfway between musical primitivism and art rock ambition, Roxy Music's eponymous debut remains a startling redefinition of rock's boundaries. Simultaneously embracing kitschy glamour and avant-pop, Roxy Music shimmers with seductive style and pulsates with disturbing synthetic textures. Although no musician demonstrates much technical skill at this point, they are driven by boundless imagination -- Brian Eno's synthesized "treatments" exploit electronic instruments as electronics, instead of trying to shoehorn them into conventional acoustic patterns. Similarly, Bryan Ferry finds that his vampiric croon is at its most effective when it twists ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Falling halfway between musical primitivism and art rock ambition, Roxy Music's eponymous debut remains a startling redefinition of rock's boundaries. Simultaneously embracing kitschy glamour and avant-pop, Roxy Music shimmers with seductive style and pulsates with disturbing synthetic textures. Although no musician demonstrates much technical skill at this point, they are driven by boundless imagination -- Brian Eno's synthesized "treatments" exploit electronic instruments as electronics, instead of trying to shoehorn them into conventional acoustic patterns. Similarly, Bryan Ferry finds that his vampiric croon is at its most effective when it twists conventional melodies, Phil Manzanera's guitar is terse and unpredictable, while Andy Mackay's saxophone subverts rock & roll clich├ęs by alternating R&B honking with atonal flourishes. But what makes Roxy Music such a confident, astonishing debut is how these primitive avant-garde tendencies are married to full-fledged songs, whether it's the free-form, structure-bending "Remake/Remodel" or the sleek glam of "Virginia Plain," the debut single added to later editions of the album. That was the trick that elevated Roxy Music from an art school project to the most adventurous rock band of the early '70s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2000
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724384744724
  • Catalog Number: 47447
  • Sales rank: 23,915

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Re-Make/Re-Model (5:14)
  2. 2 Ladytron (4:26)
  3. 3 If There Is Something (6:34)
  4. 4 Virginia Plain (2:58)
  5. 5 2HB (4:30)
  6. 6 The Bob (Medley) (5:48)
  7. 7 Chance Meeting (3:08)
  8. 8 Would You Believe? (3:53)
  9. 9 Sea Breezes (7:03)
  10. 10 Bitters End (2:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roxy Music Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Bryan Ferry Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Phil Manzanera Guitar
Brian Eno Synthesizer, Keyboards, Tape
Rik Kenton Bass Guitar
Andy Mackay Oboe, Saxophone
Graham Simpson Bass, Bass Guitar
Paul Thompson Drums
Technical Credits
Bryan Ferry Art Direction
Roxy Music Arranger
Peter Sinfield Producer, Audio Production
Andy Hendriksen Engineer
Andy Henderson Engineer
Simon Puxley Liner Notes
Nicholas Deville Artwork
Kaz Akaiwa Liner Notes
Wragg Transportation
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