History Music / RoxyMusic

20th Apr '18 4:16:28 PM MikeK
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The first U.S. pressing of ''Country Life'' was packaged in black shrink wrap to cover up the two topless women on the cover. It did inspire Creator/{{Hipgnosis}} to package Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' in the same way a year later. The cover was eventually changed to a forest.

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The first U.S. pressing of ''Country Life'' was packaged in black shrink wrap to cover up the two topless women on the cover. It did inspire Creator/{{Hipgnosis}} to package Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' in the same way a year later. The cover was eventually changed to a forest.forest (which was originally meant to be on the back cover).
24th Feb '18 7:04:19 PM nombretomado
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Marred by the departures and the critical drubbing they received, Roxy Music regrouped with the aid of additional session players and recorded what would be their last album, ''Avalon''. More carefully recorded than the hit-or-miss ''Manifesto'' and ''Flesh'' and containing lushly-produced lounge-synth-pop soundscapes far removed from their art-rock roots (in fact, probably closer to {{Sade}}'s smooth pop than Eno's weirdness), ''Avalon'' restored the band's good standing with critics and did way better on the charts, spawning a hit single. Having recovered their success, Roxy Music dissolved on a high note.

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Marred by the departures and the critical drubbing they received, Roxy Music regrouped with the aid of additional session players and recorded what would be their last album, ''Avalon''. More carefully recorded than the hit-or-miss ''Manifesto'' and ''Flesh'' and containing lushly-produced lounge-synth-pop soundscapes far removed from their art-rock roots (in fact, probably closer to {{Sade}}'s Music/{{Sade}}'s smooth pop than Eno's weirdness), ''Avalon'' restored the band's good standing with critics and did way better on the charts, spawning a hit single. Having recovered their success, Roxy Music dissolved on a high note.
18th Jan '18 8:59:24 AM onionmaster
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* RecursiveImport: The first album "Roxy Music" was released a few months late in the US, which enabled them to add the then newly recorded non-album single "Virginia Plain" to the album. For CD releases, this tracklisting was made standard worldwide; with the only exception being The Complete Studio Recordings where it appears on the Singles And B-Sides Disc.
18th Jan '18 8:59:07 AM onionmaster
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* RecursiveImport: The first album "Roxy Music" was released a few months late in the US, which enabled them to add the then newly recorded non-album single "Virginia Plain" to the album. For CD releases, this tracklisting was made standard worldwide; with the only exception being The Complete Studio Recordings where it appears on the Singles And B-Sides Disc.
17th Jan '18 9:36:08 AM onionmaster
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* Retraux: Bryan Ferry dressed like a 1940s film star and was fond of crooning pre-60s songs using more lush modern equipment. His most blatant example of this trope was his "Extended Play" EP, designed to look like a late 50s or early 60s 4 track 7" EP, complete with liner notes, despite one of the tracks being a Gallagher And Lyle song released the previous year. This doubles as SeinfeldIsUnfunny, as though it would regain popularity in the punk era, the EP format was pretty much dead at the time.
17th Jan '18 9:35:50 AM onionmaster
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* Retraux: Bryan Ferry dressed like a 1940s film star and was fond of crooning pre-60s songs using more lush modern equipment. His most blatant example of this trope was his "Extended Play" EP, designed to look like a late 50s or early 60s 4 track 7" EP, complete with liner notes, despite one of the tracks being a Gallagher And Lyle song released the previous year. This doubles as SeinfeldIsUnfunny, as though it would regain popularity in the punk era, the EP format was pretty much dead at the time.



* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: "Trash", Roxy's attempt at capturing a punk/new wave audience, and Ferry's solo version of "Shame Shame Shame" a few years before.

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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: "Trash", Roxy's attempt at capturing a punk/new wave audience, and as well as Ferry's solo track "Sign Of The Times" and his version of "Shame Shame Shame" a few years before.
17th Jan '18 8:50:08 AM onionmaster
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* CanonImmigrant: Bryan Ferry's "Let's Stick Together" compilation was created for the US market, as the label demanded an album off the back of his "Let's Stick Together" single and declined to release his "The Price Of Love" EP. He combined the two releases with UK B-Side recordings of Roxy Music tracks and a then unreleased version of "Casanova", in order to create an 11 track album. Whilst initially intended as a US only release, "Let's Stick Together" became hugely popular on import to the point where Island released it in the UK, and it has featured in all the reissue series since.

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* CanonImmigrant: Bryan Ferry's "Let's Stick Together" compilation was created for the US market, as the label demanded an album off the back of his "Let's Stick Together" single and declined to release his "The Price Of Love" EP. He combined the two releases with the previous year's "You Go To My Head" single, some UK B-Side recordings of Roxy Music tracks and a then unreleased version of "Casanova", in order to create an 11 track album. Whilst initially intended as a US only release, "Let's Stick Together" became hugely popular on import to the point where Island released it in the UK, and it has featured in all the reissue series since. Part of the reason is that it was the first Ferry release after Roxy Music announced their split.
17th Jan '18 8:43:09 AM onionmaster
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* CanonImmigrant: Bryan Ferry's "Let's Stick Together" compilation was created for the US market, as they demanded an album off the back of his "Let's Stick Together" single and declined to release his "The Price Of Love" EP. He combined the two releases with UK B-Side recordings of Roxy Music tracks and a then unreleased version of "Casanova", in order to create an 11 track album. Whilst initially intended as a US only release, "Let's Stick Together" became hugely popular on import to the point where Island released it in the UK, and it has featured in all the reissue series since.

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* CanonImmigrant: Bryan Ferry's "Let's Stick Together" compilation was created for the US market, as they the label demanded an album off the back of his "Let's Stick Together" single and declined to release his "The Price Of Love" EP. He combined the two releases with UK B-Side recordings of Roxy Music tracks and a then unreleased version of "Casanova", in order to create an 11 track album. Whilst initially intended as a US only release, "Let's Stick Together" became hugely popular on import to the point where Island released it in the UK, and it has featured in all the reissue series since.
17th Jan '18 8:40:45 AM onionmaster
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* CanonImmigrant: Bryan Ferry's "Let's Stick Together" compilation was created for the US market, as they demanded an album off the back of his "Let's Stick Together" single and declined to release his "The Price Of Love" EP. He combined the two releases with UK B-Side recordings of Roxy Music tracks and a then unreleased version of "Casanova", in order to create an 11 track album. Whilst initially intended as a US only release, "Let's Stick Together" became hugely popular on import to the point where Island released it in the UK, and it has featured in all the reissue series since.
14th Jan '18 9:32:49 AM onionmaster
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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: "Trash", Roxy's attempt at capturing a punk/new wave audience, and Ferry's solo version of "Shame Shame Shame" a few years before.
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