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5.0 out of 5 stars No gaps - all the best known stuff is here
If I may just add a couple of pertinent observations to the two excellent reviews already posted...
First one may be stating the obvious, but the collection is in chronological order, based upon the albums that the tracks are drawn from (there is slight variation in chart chronology). This bucks the recent frustrating trend among some compilers to take a more random...
Published on 18 Feb. 2005 by Mr. R. B. Ager

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3.0 out of 5 stars Ludicrously over-compiled - but the music is largely bulletproof
What did Morrissey say on The Smiths 'Paint A Vulgar Picture?' "Repackage, repackage, repackage..." 'The Platinum Collection is yet another compendium of tracks featuring Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry in solo mode. As another reviewer has pointed out, the epochal Roxy debut album is ignored, whilst the even better second album, 'For Your Pleasure' is acknowledged solely by...
Published on 27 Jan. 2010 by Og Oggilby


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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No gaps - all the best known stuff is here, 18 Feb. 2005
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Mr. R. B. Ager "Ronald Ager" (Nottingham, UK) - See all my reviews
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If I may just add a couple of pertinent observations to the two excellent reviews already posted...
First one may be stating the obvious, but the collection is in chronological order, based upon the albums that the tracks are drawn from (there is slight variation in chart chronology). This bucks the recent frustrating trend among some compilers to take a more random approach and it's a definite plus point.
Secondly, all the tracks have been digitally remastered. The earlier material in particular now sounds brighter, certainly louder, though I can't make my mind up as to whether they're really any better.
I have the first Ferry/Roxy CD compilation dating from 1986 - amazingly I've seen it still available today in a certain high street store, and at full price! Since then there have been many Best ofs and Ultimates, none of them providing a complete overview. While from an artistic viewpoint this Platinum Collection has its gaps it does at least bring together all the chart hits and most popular tracks and, for those of us who like Bryan Ferry's nasal tones and Roxy's sax and synth-driven rock a little but not too much, it does the job perfectly.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last � the definitive collection, 14 Jun. 2004
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Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
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I know what some people are thinking - we've had plenty of compilations of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music as well as re-issues of the original albums. However, the single CD compilations always missed out some hits because there were too many to include them all. This British compilation, covering Bryan's career to date, contains all their UK hits (including their minor hits) except for a re-mix of Let's stick together. You also get a nice selection of their other tracks.
Bryan Ferry, either solo or as lead singer with Roxy music, made the top ten of the British charts in the seventies and eighties with fifteen singles, all included here, and an extended play EP, the first track of which - a cover of Price of love, the Everly Brothers classic from 1965 - is included here.
Bryan wrote a lot of his own material but he also recorded some distinctive covers including Smoke gets in your eyes, These foolish things, The in crowd, He'll have to go, Will you love me tomorrow, As time goes by, Jealous guy (which provided Bryan with his only UK number one hit), and A hard rain's a gonna fall.
All of the essentials are here including all the songs already mentioned plus Let's stick together, Virginia plain, Love is the drug, Dance away, Angel eyes, Oh yeah and More than this.
If you enjoy the best of British rock from the seventies, you will be pleased that you can finally get all Bryan's hits in one handy package.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ludicrously over-compiled - but the music is largely bulletproof, 27 Jan. 2010
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Og Oggilby "Og Oggilby" (North London) - See all my reviews
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What did Morrissey say on The Smiths 'Paint A Vulgar Picture?' "Repackage, repackage, repackage..." 'The Platinum Collection is yet another compendium of tracks featuring Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry in solo mode. As another reviewer has pointed out, the epochal Roxy debut album is ignored, whilst the even better second album, 'For Your Pleasure' is acknowledged solely by the inclusion of (the admittedly brilliant) 'Do The Strand'. Then there's the inclusion of tracks from Ferry's second solo album, the largely vacuous 'Another Time, Another Place', but tracks such as 'This Is Tomorrow' and 'Tokyo Joe' do sound much better than they did at the time. Disc 2 is pretty fine - including three tracks from Ferry's very underrated 'The Bride Stripped Bare' solo album of 1978, and the best tracks from the reformed Roxy's three albums, plus the lovely stand alone version of Lennon's 'Jealous Guy'. Disc 3 does contain the 'Bride' era outtake, 'He'll Have To Go', but there were whole albums that Ferry recorded in the 1990's, only for him to junk when struck by chronic crises of confidence and uncertainity, and it would be nice to hear 'em. That'll have to wait for a Bryan Ferry box set, of course...

Like I said in my title, the music is largely bulletproof, and although a victim of over-compilation, Ferry / Roxy's music isn't cheapened as a result, because it is, for the most part, well-crafted and beautifully produced. This handily-priced collection would form a good point of entry for the casual browser, who wants a few hits and some other good album tracks, but the original albums - especially Ferry's 'Frantic' album of 2002, and all the Roxy albums, should really be purchased in their own right.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good mix of the obvious, and the classic, Roxy and Ferry, 28 Mar. 2011
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M. B. Wilson "crushtrash" (Bristol) - See all my reviews
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Hate the artwork on the outer slipcase, chuck it as the background on the CD insert is better! Aside from that there is enough here to satisfy most Roxy and Ferry fans, and most are from remasters ofcourse. There are a few early Ferry outings here which just about hold their own amongst the Roxy stuff, and then we're into sleek pop Ferry for a lot of CD2, and the whole of CD3 effectively.

Pretty respectable, if not definitive, CV!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ultimate collection, 26 Dec. 2012
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Wow ! All the best from his original solo career and his roxy music career. Over 20 outstanding tracks from these two sections alone. The 3rd CD contains some pretty decent tracks from his very recent solo career.

This package can be purchased at very competitive prices from some of the Amazon dealers. If you are into the Mr Ferry music catalogue, just buy this !!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rock with Roxy, 15 Dec. 2013
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Nothing to dislike in this compilation all though there are some toons even I had never heard before, Roxy Spawned the solo careers
Bryan Ferrari as I call him and Eno the One being Eno also laterly Andy mackay did the sooper muzik for "Rock Follies" a really neat score for a great Tv series jadore Julie Covington one of the best voices in the business.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 10 Oct. 2013
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Ordered this 3 CD set, it came a few days later so delivery spot on, was advertised as excellent condition, in fact on inspecting the CD & case etc...I'd say it was mint.This CD is a must for any Roxy/Ferry fan as it's the only one I've noticed with just about all of their singles included.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty much all you could want, 20 July 2013
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B. Keeping (London, England) - See all my reviews
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Plus quite a bit of padding to fill 3 discs but the first 2 make it more than worth it. By far the most complete collection of Roxy/Ferry singles around with mercifully few turgid album tracks to spoil things.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bryan/Roxy, 4 Dec. 2014
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I already have this album and have purchased it as a Xmas present.
A brilliant album, a mixture of soulful ballads and just good singalong music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good selection of songs, 7 April 2014
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I had an earlier compilation but this one has a lot more on it and it is a good selection of Roxy and Ferry songs, I still like the old ones best.
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