Roxy Music

~ Release group by Roxy Music

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Roxy Music 12" Vinyl 9 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) ILPS 9200 [none]
Roxy Music 12" Vinyl 10 Reprise Records MS 2114 [none]
Roxy Music 12" Vinyl 10 ATCO Records SD 36-133
Roxy Music CD 10 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries), E’G Records 0777 786480 2 4, EGCD 6 0077778648024
Roxy Music CD 9 E’G Records, Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 32VD-1103 4988006614239
Roxy Music HDCD 10 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 7243 8 47447 2 4, ROXYCD1 724384744724
Roxy Music HDCD 10 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 7243 8 47447 2 4, ROXYCD1 724384744724
Roxy Music HDCD 9 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) TOCP-65822 4988006795716
Roxy Music (SHM-CD) SHM-CD 10 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) VJCP-98136 4988006555730
Roxy Music SHM-CD 9 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) UICY-40122 4988005866042
Roxy Music SHM-SACD 9 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) UIGY-9665 4988005866202
Roxy Music 2×CD 10 + 14 UMC (label of Universal Music UK), Virgin EMI Records (division of Universal UK, post-Mar 2013) 00602547343956, 4734394
Roxy Music (super deluxe) 3×CD + DVD-Video 10 + 15 + 14 + 19 Virgin EMI Records (division of Universal UK, post-Mar 2013), UMC (label of Universal Music UK) 0602547343895, 4734389 0602547343895
Roxy Music (deluxe edition) 2×Digital Media 10 + 14

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part of: Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 9)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000202228 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/58135 [info]
Wikidata: Q602249 [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Roxy_Music:Roxy_Music_(1972) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/roxy_music/roxy_music/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/mr3n [info]

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Art and rock; what a thrilling concept. It is sometimes hard to believe as they now seem so much part of the establishment, just how dramatic an inroad Roxy Music (their very name a pun on 'rock' as well as music to evoke the glamour of the cinema) made as they seemingly emerged fully-formed in 1972 with the single "Virginia Plain" and this, their debut album. Although coming from art school was nothing new in pop, leader Bryan Ferry, a man who had sung soul standards in a north east band, had studied under pop artist Richard Hamilton. He was determined to bring this style and detachment into his new band. With incredibly talented musicians Andy MacKay and, finally Phil Manzanera and the addition of MacKay's friend, non-musician Brian Eno, the band had a remarkable style and musical offering: scintillating post-modernism, a blazing trail of the future and the past.

Emerging out of the milieu of a cocktail party, the rocking rumble of "Re-Make/Re-Model", a love song likening a car ('CPL 593H') to a woman, smashes in. All the band work through their party pieces, there's drum solos and everything, it references rock and roll, but it still sounds like the future. And that's before other dense and varied works such as "2 H.B" (that's Humphrey Bogart), "Ladytron" and "If There Is Something". The band established themselves as the most interesting thing to emerge on the UK scene since David Bowie. The magazine Phonograph Record went further. In block capitals it spelt out "THIS IS IT. THIS IS WHAT YOU'VE BEEN MOANING FOR SINCE 69 AND IT'S HERE NOW SO DON'T BLOW IT." Roxy Music couldn't sustain this incredible level of innovation for long, but the souvenirs of when they were ahead of the curve are as thrilling and essential as they were in 1972/73.