The Best of Roxy Music

The Best of Roxy Music

by Roxy MusicRoxy Music


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Glam before the glitter sparkled, new wave before the surf came up, and techno-cool long before chill-out lounges ever existed, Roxy Music rank as one the most influential bands in rock history. Beginning at the end -- although the British band have regrouped for a 2001 tour -- this 18-song retrospective disc begins with the title track of their impossibly lush swan song, Avalon, a shimmering, textural production that remains a standard-bearer of moody synth-pop. Moving back in time, it becomes clear that Roxy Music have always dabbled in elegance and experimentalism. The atmospheric disco of "Dance Away," the sexy, sax-fueled fatalism of "Both Ends Burning," the cool quirky funk of "Love Is the Drug," and the early screechy sonic "treatments" on the energetic "Virginia Plain" are all held together by the marvelously muscular croon of suave singer Bryan Ferry and the brave avant-pop leanings of bandmates Phil Manzanera, Andy McKay, and, in the early years, Brian Eno. The Best of Roxy Music is a fine starter kit for anyone in search of a quick and catchy overview of this adventurous pop outfit (a more thorough vision can be found on the four-CD box The Thrill of It All).

Product Details

Release Date: 07/03/2001
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0724381039526
catalogNumber: 10395
Rank: 6220

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roxy Music   Primary Artist
Eddie Jobson   Musician
Paul Carrack   Musician
Bryan Ferry   Musician
Phil Manzanera   Musician
Jimmy Maelen   Musician
Michael Dawe   Musician
Brian Eno   Musician
Yanick Etienne   Musician
John Gustafson   Musician
Neil Hubbard   Musician
Neil Jason   Musician
Rik Kenton   Musician
Andy Mackay   Musician
Andy Newmark   Musician
John Porter   Musician
Allan Schwartzberg   Musician
Graham Simpson   Musician
Dave Skinner   Musician
Alan Spenner   Musician
Richard Tee   Musician
Paul Thompson   Musician
Fonzi Thornton   Musician
Gary Tibbs   Musician

Technical Credits

Rhett Davies   Producer
Roxy Music   Producer
John Punter   Producer
Peter Sinfield   Producer
Chris Thomas   Producer
Doctor I.D. Smith   Liner Notes

Customer Reviews

The Best of Roxy Music 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All great stuff, but where is my personal favorite Roxy song "The Thrill of it All"? And "Prairie Rose" from the same LP - Country Life - would have made this a better collection.