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Roxy Music are an English art rock group formed in November 1970 by Bryan Ferry, who became the group's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. The other members are Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone and oboe) and Paul Thompson (drums and percussion). Former members include Brian Eno (synthesizer and "treatments"), and Eddie Jobson ... Read more in Amazon's Roxy Music Store

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  • Audio CD (11 Jun. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00005CDUE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,464 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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ROXY MUSIC The Best Of Roxy Music (2001 UK 19-track enhanced CD album comprising 18 selected classic tracks from an illustrious career which produced 8 seminal studio albums since 1971 picture sleeve)

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At the start of the 1970s, when the music world was ruled by grim longhairs and wafflesome prog rockers, Roxy Music appeared to have beamed in from another planet. Impossibly alien and exotic, they bucked contemporary trends by being kitsch, avant-garde, experimental and yet unashamedly pop. Bryan Ferry was the louche, sensual front man, Brian Eno threw his deconstructionist spanner in the works and they played songs that sounded like demented, sexy logarithms. After Eno left in 1973, frustrated that Ferry was marginalising his input, Roxy became a different beast entirely, developing a suave, sophisticated pop-soul that abandoned the art-rock niche to embrace a wider audience. This lush Best Of compilation, released to accompany their reunion tour (minus Eno), captures both sides of Roxy and, true to the subversive spirit that informed their early years, does so in reverse order. This anti-chronology means they open with the languid, supper-club croon of 1980s hits "Avalon" and "More Than This", plus the beauteous cover of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy", then peel back the years through mid-period gems like "Dance Away" and "Love Is The Drug" before closing with the hyperventilating, superbly twisted bubblegum of "Pyjamarama" and "Virginia Plain". A bonkers track-listing then but an essential souvenir of a band--and a talent--in a million. --Ian Gittins

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Williamson on 12 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I was never a Roxy fan,I was only a kid during the 70`s and only knew of them because my oldest sister was in love with Ferry,I heard some of the early Roxy songs and never thought about them much until I started getting into music myself at the start of the 80`s and remembered hearing Avalon,More Than This and Same Old Scene on the radio very often.
The surprising thing to me on this collection of songs is just how good and how many hits Roxy had,the only thing that drops a star for me is that the early stuff is harder for me to like but hey I`m an 80`s child.
For me this record has done what it was intended to,it`s made me want to go out and buy the other Roxy albums.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Jun. 2001
Format: Audio CD
A very "interesting" cd - especially for those souls who think of Roxy Music as always being the quintessentially last word in pop elegance.
Tracks 1 - 8 summarise this elegant, very slick body of work after they re-formed in 1978 following a two year break. This was commercially their most successful period. Overall the material was fairly gorgeous and tasteful, but for me sometimes a little too eager to please the dinner party set. "Avalon" for me is the standout track from this time. It's detatched beauty was the last word in atmosphere and chic.
As the CD continues, we trail through Roxy's (in my opinion) more glorious past. The slick stuff was also edgy and weird ("Mother of Pearl"). Some classic pop-rock was offered ("All I want is You", "Street Life" - yeah, Roxy could be very noisy in their young days). The perfectly-formed art-pop-kitsch of "Virginia Plain" has been copied to an extent by the likes of Air today. And as for the anarchic "Remake/Remodel" - well that should show you that our Bryan didn't start out by crooning alone !
If you only know Roxy's more (relatively) recent offerings and you're prepared to have your perception of them changed for ever - this CD is a steal !
"Make me a deal and make it straight..."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. L. Sharples on 12 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
The sound quality on this release is outstanding. Some people may bemoan the lack of multi-channel but the stereo sound is terrific - we should all be thankful these songs are available on SACD at all! Owners of Roxy's Avalon SACD will surely buy this disc.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By imbpmg@home.nl on 10 Jun. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Well-here we go again. A Roxy complilation. Nice girl on the cover. Great mastering. Sounds fresh and vibrant on your new DVD / HDCD player. As much as i love the contents it really is time the guys (or Bryan) do something new. To tie in with the tour, we get another re-hash of greatest hits and Roxy favourites. As usual the early stuff is energising, suggesting the power of early Punk. The older stuff remains mature intelligent easy listening genius. Dance Away remains one of the BEST Pop lyrics EVER. Buy it for yourself, But it for a friend. Hopefuly they will get the hint and make something new as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. Harries on 4 Feb. 2015
Format: Audio CD
sorry this should really be titled - the singles collection.
Ok I know some of the earlier stuff isn't single material but it's top heavy on the later reformed Roxy music, and their commercial hit driven period.
There is a time line split between Roxy's fifth Studio Album Siren and their first reformation album Manifesto.I'm afraid in my purist eyes (with the strange exception of Manifesto, the first track on the sixth studio album) everything after they reformed is really a Bryan Ferry solo album with the band members playing. All the innovative material has gone., all the quirkiness.
Please go back to albums like For your pleasure, Stranded and Siren and see what great material this band pushed out.
Some of the later stuff is seductive but pretty vacuous
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
Get out your glitter, your platform shoes, those little pillbox hats with veils - whatever it was you wore to those Roxy concerts in the 70s - and prepare to enjoy yourself. I'd forgotten how much good music Roxy had made over the years.
I put this CD on and not one bad track. It's a real jaunt down memory lane and a great testimonial to one of the most original groups ever. To quote Mr. Ferry "It's a new sensation, a fabulous creation" ......!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By nicjaytee on 8 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Compiling a one CD “Best of Roxy Music” is a tough task. Why?... well, not only did the group re-invent itself in personnel & style on at least three occasions during its 10 year life but, the strength of its most effective albums (in particular “For Your Pleasure”, “Country Life”, “Flesh + Blood” and “Avalon”) lies in their cohesion, making the selection of individual tracks out of context extremely difficult. So… better to forget any pretensions to a “Best of…” title and to consider this compilation for what it actually is: an intriguing and successful retrospective.
Intriguing because it’s sequenced “back to front”, starting off with the “radio friendly”, beautifully crafted tracks produced at the end of their career and then progressing backwards (in time at least!) to the distinctly less “easy listening” and far more radical outings from the beginning of their career. Compare this album’s first track (“Avalon”, from their last studio recording) to its last track (“Re-Make/Re-Model”, from their first record) to witness the scale of the change involved. Successful, because it gradually takes the listener from the familiar to the “strange” and, in so doing, pretty effectively maps out the group’s career while providing, on the way, an excellent “sampler” of what’s to be found on their individual albums. A job well done but, “The Best of…”: unlikely/impossible!
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