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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, but you still need to buy all of Roxy's albums in their entirety..., 19 Jan 2010
This review is from: The Early Years (Audio CD)
This attractively-priced collection forms a very useful entree into the work of one of Rock music's most original, innovative and hugely entertaining bands. Also worth noting is that this comp is (apparently) one of the only places where you can obtain the original seven-inch single mix of their second forty-five, 'Pyjamarama'. Interesting that, as Punk and New Wave went overground in 1977 / 78, Bryan Ferry's solo career was in something of a doldrums, although Roxy's stock was high - apparently, Siouxsie & The Banshees formed at a Roxy Wembley show, for example, and The Sex Pistols rated Roxy very highly indeed.

Roxy Music were unique insofar as everything about them - their frequently breathtakingly original musical amalgam of avant-garde, experimental music, Ferry's idiosyncratic voice, the often savage guitar work of Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay's inventive reeds work, as well as Eno's synth decor and the powerhouse drumming of the great Paul Thompson also came wrapped up in an agenda - they were a work of art as much as makers of wonderful music. Their first three albums represent a trio of some of the finest albums ever. The Glam Rock tag was a convenient, lazy journalistic hook that did the band no justice whatsoever, and the music contained on this disc is utterly timeless, multi-faceted, and will be listened to and appreciated for as long as music will exist. Absolutely no excuse for picking this up!
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Initial post: 28 Oct 2013 16:15:46 GMT
Agree, a greatest hits isn't much use. Buy the first 4 albums and "Viva!Roxy Music", and you'll see just how good early Roxy were
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