|Roxy Music Greatest Hits|
|Greatest hits album by|
|Released||November 1, 1977|
|Producer||Roxy Music, Chris Thomas, John Punter, Peter Sinfield, John Anthony|
|Roxy Music chronology|
|Singles from Roxy Music Greatest Hits|
|Christgau's Record Guide||A|
|The New Rolling Stone Album Guide|
Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the English band Roxy Music. It was released in 1977, when the band were on hiatus.
The band's first hit, "Virginia Plain", was re-released ahead of the album, peaking at number 11 in the UK (the original 1972 release had peaked at number 4). The edited version of "The Thrill of It All" is unique to this release, while the released single version (3:20) is available the 2012 boxed set Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Recordings. "Mother of Pearl" is an edit in that it does not crossfade into the next song, as it does on the 1973 album Stranded . The version of "Pyjamarama" on this collection is a remix of the original 1973 single which is also available on The Complete Studio Recordings, as well as the 1977 Polydor reissue of the "Virginia Plain" single.
All songs written by Bryan Ferry except as noted.
|1.||"Virginia Plain"||from "Virginia Plain" A-side single, 1972||2:55|
|2.||"Do the Strand"||from For Your Pleasure , 1973||4:00|
|3.||"All I Want Is You"||from Country Life , 1974||2:53|
|4.||"Out of the Blue" (Ferry, Phil Manzanera)||from Country Life, 1974||4:42|
|5.||"Pyjamarama"||Remix of "Pyjamarama" A-side single, 1973||2:50|
|6.||"Editions of You"||from For Your Pleasure, 1973||3:45|
|1.||"Love Is the Drug" (Ferry, Andy Mackay)||from Siren , 1975||4:05|
|2.||"Mother of Pearl" (edit)||from Stranded , 1973||6:45|
|3.||"A Song for Europe" (Ferry, Mackay)||from Stranded, 1973||5:45|
|4.||"The Thrill of It All" (edit)||from Country Life, 1974||4:20|
|5.||"Street Life"||from Stranded, 1973||3:21|
|1977||UK Albums Chart||20|
|1977||"Virginia Plain" (reissue)||UK Singles Chart||11|
|BPI – UK||Gold||13 January 1978|
Roxy Music were an English rock band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry—who became the band's lead singer and main songwriter—and bass guitarist Graham Simpson. The other longtime members were Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay, and Paul Thompson. Other members included Brian Eno, Eddie Jobson, and John Gustafson (bass). Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983, they reunited for a concert tour in 2001, and toured together intermittently over the next few years. Ferry frequently enlisted band members as session musicians for his solo releases.
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Country Life is the fourth album by English rock band Roxy Music, released in 1974 by Island Records. It was released by Atco Records in the United States. The album is considered by many critics to be among the band's most sophisticated and consistent.
Flesh and Blood is the seventh studio album by the English rock band Roxy Music. Released in late May 1980, it was an immediate commercial success peaking at No. 1 in the UK for one week in June and then returned to the summit in August for another three weeks, in total spending 60 weeks on the albums chart in the United Kingdom. The album also peaked at No. 35 in the United States and No. 10 in Australia.
Siren is the fifth album by English rock band Roxy Music, released in 1975 by Island Records. It was released by Atco Records in the United States.
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Viva! Roxy Music was the first live Roxy Music album. It was released in August 1976 and was recorded at three venues in the United Kingdom between 1973 and 1975. The recordings were from the band's shows at the Glasgow Apollo in November 1973, Newcastle City Hall in October 1974 and the Wembley Empire Pool in October 1975.
The High Road is a live EP by the English rock band Roxy Music. Recorded at the Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland on 30 September 1982 during the band's Avalon tour, it features four tracks. Two of the songs are covers, including Roxy Music's no.1 hit version of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy" and Neil Young's "Like A Hurricane". A Bryan Ferry solo effort "Can't Let Go" was also included, originally released on his 1978 album The Bride Stripped Bare, with the remaining track being a version of "My Only Love" from Flesh + Blood, with an extended instrumental section. The EP reached number 26 on the UK Album Charts.
Stranded is the third album by English rock band Roxy Music, released in 1973 by Island Records. Stranded was the first Roxy Music album on which Bryan Ferry was not the sole songwriter, with multi-instrumentalist Andy Mackay and guitarist Phil Manzanera also making songwriting contributions. It is also their first album without Brian Eno, who had left the band after the release of their previous album For Your Pleasure.
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"Pyjamarama" is a song by English rock band Roxy Music, released as a single in March 1973, to promote their For Your Pleasure album, though it was excluded from the album itself. It reached a peak of #10 on the UK Singles Chart after a twelve week charting stint. The song was written by Bryan Ferry, and the first one he wrote with the guitar as his instrument. and was backed by an instrumental non-LP track called "The Pride and the Pain" written by Andrew Mackay.
"The Thrill of It All" is a single by English rock band Roxy Music taken from their 1974 album Country Life. The single was backed by the "All I Want Is You" B-side, an instrumental track called "Your Application's Failed", which is the only track to date written by drummer Paul Thompson. The track was re-released on "The Thrill of It All" boxset.
"Both Ends Burning" is a single by English rock band Roxy Music taken from their 1975 album Siren. The version released as a single edited the intro and the ending compared to the album version. The B-side of the single was a version of their song "For Your Pleasure" recorded live at the Empire Pool Wembley in October 1975, at one of the concerts from which the Viva! album was composed. In the US and Canada, the song was the B-side of the "Love Is the Drug" single. The single version is on The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982 but was not included on their 1977 album Greatest Hits.
"Dance Away" is a song by the English rock band Roxy Music. Released in April 1979, it was the second single to be taken from their album Manifesto, and became one of the band's most famous songs, reaching number 2 in the UK and spending a total of 14 weeks on the charts, the longest chart residency of a Roxy Music single. Although it did not make number 1, it became the ninth biggest selling single in the UK in 1979. It did make it to number 1 on the Irish Singles Chart and held that position for one week.