Wether you like Roxy Music or not there is no getting away from the fact this band of stylists headed by "Bryan Ferry" helped change an other wise dull 70's music scene, which was took itself way to seriously.
This Band along with "Bowie" added a sense of style, no longer was it acceptable to just play songs you had to put on a show involving lights, costumes and stage props.
The players themselves added an element of excitement not only with make-up and clothes but with the use of theatre,and they had great songs as well sometimes experimental in nature.
This box set covers all 8 of the studio albums, picking highlights from them all, the most interesting disc is the last one in the set.
The fourth disc has tracks that did not appear on the original albums such as the mighty "Virginia Plain" and "Pyjamarama" which here are included along with the B-sides to each.
Track 10 of this disc "Sultanesque" was how the 1979 Manifesto tour started, with this track being played on tape through the P.A. as the band took their places on stage to a huge roar of the crowd.
It great to hear all these rare tracks again,this box-set also has excellent photos of the band included but no lyrics which was a bit of a disappointment,it's always good to try and work out what the band are singing about.
In closing this is great gift for the "Roxy" fan who must have everything by the band or for the listener who would like a one stop answer to their "Roxy" needs, it's worth the price for the packaging alone....