Roxy Music

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Roxy Music were an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry, who became the band's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. Alongside Ferry, the other longtime members were Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone and oboe) and Paul Thompson (drums and percussion), and other former members include Brian Eno (synthesizer and "treatments"), Eddie Jobson (synthesizer and violin), and John Gustafson (bass). Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and toured together intermittently between that time and their break-up in 2011. Ferry frequently enlisted members of Roxy Music as session musicians for his solo releases.

Roxy Music became a successful act in Europe and Australia during the 1970s. This success began with their debut album, Roxy Music (1972). The band pioneered more musically sophisticated elements of glam rock while significantly influencing early English punk music, and provided a model for many new wave acts while innovating elements of electronic composition. The group also distinguished their visual and musical sophistication through a preoccupation with glamorous fashions. Ferry and co-founding member Eno have had influential solo careers. The latter became one of Britain's most significant record producers of the late 20th century. Rolling Stone ranked Roxy Music No. 98 on its "The Immortals – 100 The Greatest Artists of All Time" list, though it dropped the group from its updated list in 2011.

The band's final studio album was Avalon (1982), which became platinum-certified in the United States. In 2005 the band began recording a new studio album, which would have been their ninth, and would have been their first record since 1973 with Brian Eno, who wrote two songs for it and also played keyboards. However, Bryan Ferry eventually confirmed that material from these sessions would be released as a Ferry solo album, with Eno playing on "a couple of tracks", and that he doesn't think they'll ever record as Roxy Music again. The album ultimately became Ferry's 2010 solo album Olympia, which featured contributions from Eno, Manzanera and Mackay (amongst many other session players.)

Roxy Music played a series of 40th anniversary shows in 2011, but has since become inactive as a performing entity. In 2018, Roxy Music were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and were subsequently announced as inductees for the 2019 class.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Roxy Music Roxy Music 4 14
1973 Stranded Roxy Music 3 10
1973 For Your Pleasure Roxy Music 4 12
1974 Country Life Roxy Music 2.5 12
1975 Siren Roxy Music 3 12
1979 Manifesto Roxy Music 2 8
1980 Flesh + Blood Roxy Music 3.65 11
1982 Avalon Roxy Music 3.65 21

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Greatest Hits Roxy Music 2
1983 The Atlantic Years 1973–1980 Roxy Music 2
1986 Street Life: 20 Great Hits Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music 4 9
1988 The Ultimate Collection Bryan Ferry (with Roxy Music) 3.5 4
1995 More Than This: The Best of Bryan Ferry + Roxy Music Bryan Ferry + Roxy Music 4 4
1995 The Thrill of It All Roxy Music 1
1997 Tokyo Joe: The Best of Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music 1
2000 The Early Years Roxy Music 1
2001 The Best of Roxy Music Roxy Music 4 2
2004 The Platinum Collection Bryan Ferry + Roxy Music 3.5 1
2004 The Collection Roxy Music 1
2009 12 of Their Greatest Ever Hits Roxy Music 1
2011 Essential Roxy Music 1
2012 The Complete Studio Recordings Roxy Music 1
2012 5 Album Set Roxy Music 1
2015 The Studio Albums Roxy Music 1
First Kiss Roxy Music 2

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Live Roxy Music 4 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 Viva! Roxy Music 3.5 6
1983 Girls, Giggles, and Gags Roxy Music 1
1990 Heart Still Beating Roxy Music 4 2
1992 Live USA Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music 1
1997 Wild Weekend Roxy Music 1
1998 Concert Classics Roxy Music 4
2001 Live in Glasgow Roxy Music 1
2002 Ladytron Roxy Music 1
2002 Reflection Roxy Music 1
2008 Live at the Apollo Roxy Music 1
2014 Showing Out Roxy Music 1
Orpheum Theatre: Boston, MA March 31, 1979 Roxy Music 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Virginia Plain Roxy Music 3
1973 Do the Strand Roxy Music 1
1973 Pyjamarama / The Pride and the Pain Roxy Music 1
1973 Street Life / Hula-Kula Roxy Music 2
1974 All I Want Is You Roxy Music 1
1974 The Thrill of It All Roxy Music 1
1975 Love Is the Drug Roxy Music 4
1975 Both Ends Burning Roxy Music 1
1979 Trash Roxy Music 1
1979 Dance Away Roxy Music 4
1979 Angel Eyes Roxy Music 3
1980 Over You Roxy Music 1
1980 Oh Yeah Roxy Music 1
1980 The Same Old Scene Roxy Music 1
1981 Jealous Guy Roxy Music 3
1982 More Than This Roxy Music 1
1982 Avalon Roxy Music 1
1982 Take a Chance With Me Roxy Music 3
2007 Remix #03 Roxy Music 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Remix # 01 Roxy Music 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 The High Road Roxy Music 3

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Remixes (Blue) Roxy Music 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Vintage Roxy Music 1

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