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Roxy Music

Roxy Music

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Falling halfway between musical primitivism and art rock ambition, Roxy Music's eponymous debut remains a startling redefinition of rock's boundaries. Simultaneously embracing kitschy glamour and avant-pop, Roxy Music shimmers with seductive style and pulsates with disturbing synthetic textures. Although no musician demonstrates much technical skill at this point, they are driven by boundless imagination -- Brian Eno's synthesized "treatments" exploit electronic instruments as electronics, instead of trying to shoehorn them into conventional acoustic patterns. Similarly, Bryan Ferry finds that his vampiric croon is at its most effective when it twists conventional melodies, Phil Manzanera's guitar is terse and unpredictable, while Andy Mackay's saxophone subverts rock & roll clichés by alternating R&B honking with atonal flourishes. But what makes Roxy Music such a confident, astonishing debut is how these primitive avant-garde tendencies are married to full-fledged songs, whether it's the free-form, structure-bending "Re-Make/Re-Model" or the sleek glam of "Virginia Plain," the debut single added to later editions of the album. That was the trick that elevated Roxy Music from an art school project to the most adventurous rock band of the early '70s.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
Re-Make/Re-Model (Remastered 1999)
00:05:14

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - 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) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

2
Ladytron (Remastered 1999)
00:04:26

Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bryan Ferry, Piano, Voice, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Brian Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - 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) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

3
If There Is Something (Remastered 1999)
00:06:34

Peter Sinfield, Producer - Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bryan Ferry, Piano, Voice, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mel Smith, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kim Wilde, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - 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 - Stuart Colman, Producer - Griff Rhys Jones, Performer, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Vinyll, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

4
Virginia Plain (Remastered 1999)
00:02:58

Peter Sinfield, Producer - Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bryan Ferry, Piano, Voice, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mel Smith, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kim Wilde, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - 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 - Stuart Colman, Producer - Griff Rhys Jones, Performer, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Vinyll, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

5
2HB (Remastered 1999)
00:04:30

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bryan Ferry, Composer, Piano, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - 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) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

6
The Bob (Medley) (Remastered 1999)
00:05:48

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - 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) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

7
Chance Meeting (Remastered 1999)
00:03:08

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bryan Ferry, Composer, Piano, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - Mel Smith, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kim Wilde, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - 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 - Stuart Colman, Producer - Griff Rhys Jones, Performer, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Vinyll, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

8
Would You Believe? (Remastered 1999)
00:03:53

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - 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) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

9
Sea Breezes (Remastered 1999)
00:07:03

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - 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) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

10
Bitters End (Remastered 1999)
00:02:03

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bryan Ferry, Piano, Voice, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mel Smith, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kim Wilde, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - 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 - Stuart Colman, Producer - Griff Rhys Jones, Performer, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Vinyll, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

Album Description

Falling halfway between musical primitivism and art rock ambition, Roxy Music's eponymous debut remains a startling redefinition of rock's boundaries. Simultaneously embracing kitschy glamour and avant-pop, Roxy Music shimmers with seductive style and pulsates with disturbing synthetic textures. Although no musician demonstrates much technical skill at this point, they are driven by boundless imagination -- Brian Eno's synthesized "treatments" exploit electronic instruments as electronics, instead of trying to shoehorn them into conventional acoustic patterns. Similarly, Bryan Ferry finds that his vampiric croon is at its most effective when it twists conventional melodies, Phil Manzanera's guitar is terse and unpredictable, while Andy Mackay's saxophone subverts rock & roll clichés by alternating R&B honking with atonal flourishes. But what makes Roxy Music such a confident, astonishing debut is how these primitive avant-garde tendencies are married to full-fledged songs, whether it's the free-form, structure-bending "Re-Make/Re-Model" or the sleek glam of "Virginia Plain," the debut single added to later editions of the album. That was the trick that elevated Roxy Music from an art school project to the most adventurous rock band of the early '70s.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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