Roxy Music - Roxy Music

Limited 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Reissue, US Pressing

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Roxy Music is the debut studio album by the English rock band Roxy Music, originally released in June 1972 via Island Records. 

Roxy Music were formed in 1971 by lead singer Bryan Ferry and bassist Graham Simpson, and saxophonist Andy Mackay after Ferry advertised for a keyboard player to work with the pair, following his sacking from ceramics teaching after holding impromptu record listening sessions. Brian Eno (a university friend of Mackay) joined soon after as a technical advisor, followed by Paul Thompson on drums, and when guitarist David O'List quit the band after an altercation with Thompson, roadie Phil Manzanera was invited to replace him.

Roxy Music attained popular and critical success in Europe and Australia during the 1970s and early 1980s, with three UK No. 1 albums (Stranded, Flesh and Blood, and Avalon), six UK gold albums, and their best-selling album Avalon, which earned Platinum certification in the US and the UK. The band was highly influential as pioneers of the more experimental, musically sophisticated, elements of glam rock, and significantly influenced early English punk music, providing a model for new wave and the experimental electronic groups of the early 1980s. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Roxy Music No. 98 on its "The Immortals – 100 The Greatest Artists of All Time" list.

Roxy Music was recorded at Command Studios, London, and was produced by King Crimson lyricist Pete Sinfield, who helped Ferry to gain a contract with E.G. Records following his unsuccessful audition with King Crimson in 1970. Just a few days after the record was completed, Roxy Music were signed to Island Records, and the LP became a major success, reaching No. 10 on the UK album chart in September 1972.

Several of the album's songs were thematically linked to movies: "2HB", Ferry's tribute to Humphrey Bogart, quotes the line "Here's looking at you, kid" made famous by the 1942 film Casablanca; "Chance Meeting" was inspired by David Lean's Brief Encounter (1945); and "The Bob" took its title from Battle of Britain (1968) and included a passage simulating the sound of gunfire.

The band's penchant for glamour was showcased both in the lyrics and in the 1950s-style album cover. The photographer Karl Stoecker shot the cover, featuring model Kari-Ann Muller, who later married Chris Jagger, brother of Mick Jagger (a stylised portrait of Kari-Ann Muller also graces the cover of Mott the Hoople's 1974 album The Hoople).

Check out the tracks "The Bob (Medley)", "2HB", and "Bitters End" and "Virginia Plain (Live)".

This LP Record is reissued on 180 Gram Vinyl housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with Fold-Out Poster, pressed in the US, via Virgin Records.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Track

Time

A1

Re-make/Re-model

5:10

A2

Ladytron

4:21

A3

If There Is Something

6:33

A4

Virginia Plain

2:50

A5

2 H.B.

4:30

B1

The Bob (Medley)

5:48

B2

Chance Meeting

3:00

B3

Would You Believe?

3:47

B4

Sea Breezes

7:00

B5

Bitters End

2:02

 

SKU 5099924303316
Record Label Virgin Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 5099924303316
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 28 October 2008
Original Release Date (Year) 16 June 1972
Barcode # 5099924303316
Shipping Weight 0.4000kg
Shipping Width 0.011m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.001085m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Quality Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve, Giant Fold-Out Poster, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Art Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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