Complete Studio Recordings

The Complete Studio Recordings

by Roxy Music
     
 
Roxy Music have been remastered and boxed before but there's a simple elegance to The Complete Studio Recordings that suits the band. Containing nothing more than handsome remastered mini-LP reissues of the band's eight albums along with two discs of non-LP singles -- including "Virginia Plain," two mixes of "Pyjamarama," as well as several edits and mixes

Overview

Roxy Music have been remastered and boxed before but there's a simple elegance to The Complete Studio Recordings that suits the band. Containing nothing more than handsome remastered mini-LP reissues of the band's eight albums along with two discs of non-LP singles -- including "Virginia Plain," two mixes of "Pyjamarama," as well as several edits and mixes making their CD debut -- the 2012 box set lacks such expected frills as liner notes, an absence that is noted but not greatly missed, as the execution on this set is expert. Presentation was always key to Roxy Music, and The Complete Studio Recordings is frankly gorgeous, its mini-LPs housed in heavy cardboard sleeves, the outer box black and sleek, conveying the well-tailored sophistication of the band while placing emphasis directly on the music. Nicely remastered -- perhaps not a great revelation compared to the 1999 discs but warm, rich, and full, better overall -- the music is familiar yet fresh, still kinetic with imagination after all these years. Roxy's catalog roughly breaks down into pairs with two outliers: the early Eno-graced Roxy Music and For Your Pleasure, their artiest and strangest LPs; the muscular glam of Stranded and Country Life; the cool European disco of Manifesto and Flesh + Blood. There is also the 1975 transitional masterpiece Siren -- the bridge between art rock and art pop -- and the reserved swan song Avalon. The bonus material is unequally balanced, with the entirety of the second disc devoted to the early '80s and about a third of the first covering the Manifesto era, but it's all welcome, particularly the odd mixes and the essential early singles. Ultimately, the box itself is essential: Roxy Music are one of the rare rock bands with such an exquisitely carved catalog, and it shines in this setting.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2013
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
5099944021726
catalogNumber:
40217

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Re-Make/Re-Model
  2. Ladytron
  3. If There Is Something
  4. 2 H.B.
  5. The Bob (Medley)
  6. Chance Meeting
  7. Would You Believe?
  8. Sea Breezes
  9. Bitters End

Disc 2

  1. Do the Strand
  2. Beauty Queen
  3. Strictly Confidential
  4. Editions of You
  5. In Every Dream Home a Heartache
  6. The Bogus Man
  7. Grey Lagoons
  8. For Your Pleasure

Disc 3

  1. Street Life
  2. Just Like You
  3. Amazona
  4. Psalm
  5. Serenade
  6. A Song for Europe
  7. Mother of Pearl
  8. Sunset

Disc 4

  1. The Thrill of It All
  2. Three and Nine
  3. All I Want Is You
  4. Out of the Blue
  5. If It Takes All Night
  6. Bitter Sweet
  7. Triptych
  8. Casanova
  9. A Really Good Time
  10. Prairie Rose

Disc 5

  1. Love Is the Drug
  2. End of the Line
  3. Sentimental Fool
  4. Whirlwind
  5. She Sells
  6. Could It Happen to Me?
  7. Both Ends Burning
  8. Nightingale
  9. Just Another High

Disc 6

  1. Manifesto
  2. Trash
  3. Angel Eyes
  4. Still Falls the Rain
  5. Stronger Through the Years
  6. Ain't That So
  7. My Little Girl
  8. Dance Away
  9. Cry, Cry, Cry
  10. Spin Me Round

Disc 7

  1. The Midnight Hour
  2. Oh Yeah
  3. Same Old Scene
  4. Flesh and Blood
  5. My Only Love
  6. Over You
  7. Eight Miles High
  8. Rain Rain Rain
  9. No Strange Delight
  10. Running Wild

Disc 8

  1. More Than This
  2. The Space Between
  3. Avalon
  4. India
  5. While My Heart Is Still Beating
  6. The Main Thing
  7. Take a Chance with Me
  8. To Turn You On
  9. True to Life
  10. Tara

Disc 9

  1. Virginia Plain
  2. The Numberer
  3. Pyjamarama
  4. Pyjamarama
  5. The Pride and the Pain
  6. Do the Strand
  7. Hula Kula
  8. Your Application's Failed
  9. The Thrill of It All
  10. The Thrill of It All
  11. Love Is the Drug
  12. Sultanesque
  13. Both Ends Burning
  14. For Your Pleasure
  15. Trash 2
  16. Dance Away
  17. Dance Away
  18. Angel Eyes
  19. Angel Eyes

Disc 10

  1. Oh Yeah
  2. Manifesto
  3. South Downs
  4. Lover
  5. Jealous Guy
  6. To Turn You On
  7. More Than This
  8. Avalon
  9. Always Unkowing
  10. Take a Chance with Me
  11. Take a Chance with Me
  12. The Main Thing
  13. The Main Thing

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roxy Music   Primary Artist
Eddie Jobson   Keyboards
Paul Carrack   Keyboards
Bryan Ferry   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Phil Manzanera   Guitar
Simon Phillips   Drums
Brian Eno   Synthesizer,Tape
John Gustafson   Bass
Neil Hubbard   Guitar
Neil Jason   Bass
London Welsh Male Choir   Choir, Chorus
Andy Mackay   Saxophone
Andy Newmark   Drums
John Porter   Bass,Guest Appearance
Allan Schwartzberg   Drums
Graham Simpson   Bass Guitar
Alan Spenner   Bass
Paul Thompson   Drums,Timpani
Gary Tibbs   Bass
Andrew Mackay   Oboe
Edwin Jobson   Synthesizer,Strings,Keyboards
Chris Lawrence   String Bass

Technical Credits

Eddie Jobson   Composer
Bryan Ferry   Composer,Lyricist,Art Direction,Cover Art
John Lennon   Composer
Phil Manzanera   Composer
Wilson Pickett   Composer
Bob Clearmountain   Engineer
Rhett Davies   Producer,Engineer
Jimmy Douglass   Engineer
Andy Mackay   Composer
John Middleton   Engineer
Roxy Music   Arranger,Producer
Steve Nye   Engineer
John Punter   Engineer
Peter Sinfield   Producer
Paul Thompson   Composer
Andy Hendriksen   Engineer
Randy Mason   Engineer
Simon Puxley   Liner Notes
Chris Thomas   Producer
Graham Hughes   Cover Art
Bob Bowkett   Artwork,Cover Art
Nicholas Deville   Artwork,Art Direction,Cover Art
Neil Kirk   Cover Art
Antony Price   Cover Art,Fashion Stylist
Cream   Cover Art
Phill Brown   Engineer
Celine   Cover Art
Sally Feldman   Cover Art
Adrianne Hunter   Cover Art
Jerry Hall   Cover Art

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