Greatest Hits (Roxy Music album)

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Roxy Music Greatest Hits
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ReleasedNovember 1, 1977 (1977-11-01) [1]
Recorded1972-1975
Genre
Length45:18
Label Atco
Producer Roxy Music, Chris Thomas, John Punter, Peter Sinfield, John Anthony
Roxy Music chronology
Viva!
(1976)
Roxy Music Greatest Hits
(1977)
Manifesto
(1979)
Singles from Roxy Music Greatest Hits
  1. "Virginia Plain (reissue)"
    Released: October 22, 1977 [1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [2]
Christgau's Record Guide A [3]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg [4]

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the English band Roxy Music. It was released in 1977, when the band were on hiatus.

Contents

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.

Track listing

All songs written by Bryan Ferry except as noted.

Side one
No.TitleNotesLength
1."Virginia Plain"from "Virginia Plain" A-side single, 19722:55
2."Do the Strand"from For Your Pleasure , 19734:00
3."All I Want Is You"from Country Life , 19742:53
4."Out of the Blue" (Ferry, Phil Manzanera)from Country Life, 19744:42
5."Pyjamarama"Remix of "Pyjamarama" A-side single, 19732:50
6."Editions of You"from For Your Pleasure, 19733:45
Side two
No.TitleNotesLength
1."Love Is the Drug" (Ferry, Andy Mackay)from Siren , 19754:05
2."Mother of Pearl" (edit)from Stranded , 19736:45
3."A Song for Europe" (Ferry, Mackay)from Stranded, 19735:45
4."The Thrill of It All" (edit)from Country Life, 19744:20
5."Street Life"from Stranded, 19733:21

Personnel

Roxy Music
Additional personnel

Charts

Album

YearChartPeak
Position
1977 UK Albums Chart 20 [1]
YearSingleChartPeak
Position
1977"Virginia Plain" (reissue) UK Singles Chart 11 [1]

Certifications

OrganizationLevelDate
BPI – UKGold13 January 1978 [5]

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