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Essential

Roxy Music

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In the nomenclature of music compilations, the word "essential" (as opposed to "best of" or "greatest hits") has come to connote an album in which some degree of editorial judgment has been exercised, such that key album tracks may be substituted for hit singles here and there in the name of presenting an artist's strengths and not just the most popular recordings. So it is with this selection of the "essential" works of Roxy Music (a band that has had its share of best-ofs and greatest-hits albums), as represented by a 16-track, 67-and-a-half-minute disc. The group's ten-year existence may be divided into its early years (1972-1976) and its later ones (1979-1982), with the first part containing somewhat more experimental and harder rocking music, and the second part featuring smoother-sounding dance-pop. The compiler here seems to prefer the first half, such that an LP track like the six-and-a-half-minute "If There Is Something," for example, trumps later U.K. Top Five singles such as "Over You" and "More Than This," which are missing. Roxy Music's sole British chart-topper, a cover of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy," meanwhile, is represented by a live recording. Most of the band's big hits are featured, but the album is best recommended to the neophyte who wants to get an overall sense of what Roxy Music were all about, not a fan who wants the group's most popular tracks on a single CD.
© William Ruhlmann /TiVo

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1
Re-Make/Re-Model
00:05:13

Peter Sinfield, Producer - Bryan Ferry, ComposerLyricist - Roxy Music, MainArtist

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1972 E.G. International B.V.

2
If There Is Something
00:06:34

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, Piano, Voice, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Hendriksen, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Graham Simpson, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Sinfield For EG Records, Producer

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1972 Virgin Records Limited

3
Virginia Plain
00:02:57

Peter Sinfield, Producer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, ComposerLyricist - Roxy Music, MainArtist

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1972 Virgin Records Limited

4
Pyjamarama
00:02:59

Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Brian Eno, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer - JOHN PORTER, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Andrew MacKay, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Producer, MainArtist - John Anthony, Producer

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 2009 Virgin Records Limited

5
Editions Of You
00:03:47

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, Keyboards, Voice, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - JOHN PORTER, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Producer, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - John Punter, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Middleton, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1973 Virgin Records Limited

6
In Every Dream Home A Heartache
00:05:26

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, Keyboards, Voice, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - JOHN PORTER, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Producer, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - John Punter, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Middleton, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1973 Virgin Records Limited

7
Street Life
00:03:26

Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, Piano, Voices, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Andrew MacKay, Oboe, Saxophone, Unknown, Other, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, Unknown, Other, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Gustafson, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Eddie Jobson, Keyboards, Violin, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer - John Punter, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1973 Virgin Records Limited

8
All I Want Is You
00:02:54

Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, Keyboards, Voices, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Nye, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Sellers, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roxy Music, Producer, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - John Gustafson, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Eddie Jobson, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Synthesizer Programming, AssociatedPerformer - John Punter, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Sean Milligan, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Nunn, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1974 Virgin Records Limited

9
Love Is The Drug
00:04:07

CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, ComposerLyricist - Roxy Music, MainArtist - Andy Mackay, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1975 Virgin Records Limited

10
Angel Eyes
00:03:32

Jimmy Douglass, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gary Tibbs, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Phil Brown, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rhett Davies, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bryan Ferry, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Paul Carrack, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Producer, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Alan Spenner, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Randy Mason, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1979 Virgin Records Limited

11
Dance Away
00:04:19

CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, ComposerLyricist - Roxy Music, MainArtist

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 2009 Virgin Records Limited

12
In The Midnight Hour (Remastered 1999)
00:03:10

Gary Tibbs, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Wilson Pickett, ComposerLyricist - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - BOB CLEARMOUNTAIN, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Cropper, ComposerLyricist - Rhett Davies, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bryan Ferry, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Allan Schwartzberg, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Neil Hubbard, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Producer, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

13
Oh Yeah!
00:04:50

Neil Jason, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Newmark, Producer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - BOB CLEARMOUNTAIN, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Rhett Davies, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bryan Ferry, Producer, Piano, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Allan Schwartzberg, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Carrack, Producer, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Neil Hubbard, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Manzanera, Producer, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, MainArtist - Andy Mackay, Producer, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Alan Spenner, Producer - Dave Skinner, Producer

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1980 Virgin Records Limited

14
Avalon
00:04:14

CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Rhett Davies, Producer - Bryan Ferry, ComposerLyricist - Roxy Music, Producer, Music Production, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1982 Virgin Records Limited

15
Do The Strand (Live)
00:04:01

Frank Owen, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jon Walls, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Price, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Rhett Davies, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bryan Ferry, Keyboards, Voice, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Steve Nye, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Wetton, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, MainArtist - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - John Punter, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Chris Michie, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Edwin Jobson, Keyboards, Synthesizer Programming, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

16
Jealous Guy (Live From Arènes de Frejus, France, 1982 / Remastered 1999)
00:06:32

Andy Newmark, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Fonzi Thornton, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jimmy Maelen, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - BOB CLEARMOUNTAIN, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - John Lennon, Composer, Author - Tawatha Agee, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Bryan Ferry, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Neil Hubbard, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Fletcher, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Alan Spenner, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Mitchelle Cobbs, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2011 EMI Music Catalogue Marketing, a division of EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KGThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2011 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

Album Description

In the nomenclature of music compilations, the word "essential" (as opposed to "best of" or "greatest hits") has come to connote an album in which some degree of editorial judgment has been exercised, such that key album tracks may be substituted for hit singles here and there in the name of presenting an artist's strengths and not just the most popular recordings. So it is with this selection of the "essential" works of Roxy Music (a band that has had its share of best-ofs and greatest-hits albums), as represented by a 16-track, 67-and-a-half-minute disc. The group's ten-year existence may be divided into its early years (1972-1976) and its later ones (1979-1982), with the first part containing somewhat more experimental and harder rocking music, and the second part featuring smoother-sounding dance-pop. The compiler here seems to prefer the first half, such that an LP track like the six-and-a-half-minute "If There Is Something," for example, trumps later U.K. Top Five singles such as "Over You" and "More Than This," which are missing. Roxy Music's sole British chart-topper, a cover of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy," meanwhile, is represented by a live recording. Most of the band's big hits are featured, but the album is best recommended to the neophyte who wants to get an overall sense of what Roxy Music were all about, not a fan who wants the group's most popular tracks on a single CD.
© William Ruhlmann /TiVo

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