|The Best of Roxy Music|
|Greatest hits album by|
|Released||19 June 2001|
|Genre||Rock, art rock|
|Producer||Chris Thomas, John Punter, Peter Sinfield, Rhett Davies, Roxy Music|
|Roxy Music chronology|
The Best of Roxy Music is a greatest hits album by English art rock band Roxy Music, released in 2001. At least one song from all eight of the band's studio albums is represented, as well as some non-album singles. The songs are arranged in reverse chronological order.
All tracks are written by Bryan Ferry except as noted.
|1.||"Avalon"||Avalon , 1982||4:16|
|2.||"More Than This"||Avalon||4:19|
|3.||"Jealous Guy"||John Lennon||non-album single, 1981||4:57|
|4.||"Over You"||Ferry, Phil Manzanera||Flesh and Blood , 1980||3:27|
|5.||"Same Old Scene"||Flesh and Blood||3:59|
|6.||"Oh Yeah"||Flesh and Blood||4:52|
|7.||"Angel Eyes"||Ferry, Andy Mackay||Manifesto , 1979||2:52|
|9.||"Both Ends Burning"||Siren , 1975||5:15|
|10.||"Love Is the Drug"||Ferry, Mackay||Siren||4:08|
|11.||"Out of the Blue"||Ferry, Manzanera||Country Life , 1974||4:45|
|12.||"All I Want Is You"||Country Life||2:54|
|13.||"Mother of Pearl"||Stranded , 1973||6:35|
|15.||"Do the Strand"||For Your Pleasure , 1973||4:03|
|16.||"Pyjamarama"||non-album single, 1973||2:52|
|17.||"Virginia Plain"||non-album single, later included in Roxy Music , 1972||2:58|
|Austria Ö3 Austria Top 40||27|
|Germany GfK Entertainment charts||19|
|Spain Productores de Música de España||95|
|Sweden Swiss Hitparade||35|
|UK Albums (OCC)||12|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Platinum||300,000*|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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.
Bryan Ferry CBE is an English singer and songwriter. His voice has been described as an "elegant, seductive croon". He also established a distinctive image and sartorial style; according to The Independent, Ferry and his contemporary David Bowie influenced a generation with both their music and their appearances. Peter York described Ferry as "an art object" who "should hang in the Tate".
Avalon is the eighth and final studio album by English rock band Roxy Music. Released in May 1982, it was recorded in 1981–82 at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, and is generally regarded as the culmination of the smoother, more adult-oriented sound of the band's later work. It was the band's most successful studio album, reaching No. 1 in the UK and staying on the album charts for over a year. Although it only peaked at No. 53 in the United States, Avalon endured as a sleeper hit and became the band's only million-selling record in that country, ultimately receiving a RIAA platinum certification.
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.
For Your Pleasure is the second album by English rock band Roxy Music, released by Island Records in 1973. It was their last to feature synthesiser and sound specialist Brian Eno, who would later gain acclaim as a solo artist and producer.
Roxy Music is the debut studio album by the English rock band of the same name. It was released on 16 June 1972.
Manifesto is the sixth studio album by English rock band Roxy Music. It was released in March 1979 by E.G. in the United Kingdom, Polydor in Europe and Atco in the United States.
Stranded is the third album by English rock band Roxy Music, released in 1973 by Island Records. It was released by Atco Records in the United States. 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. Eno nonetheless later rated Stranded as Roxy Music's finest record.
These Foolish Things is the debut solo studio album by Bryan Ferry, who at the time was still Roxy Music's lead vocalist. The album was released in October 1973 on Island Records in the United Kingdom and Atlantic Records in the United States. It is considered to be a departure from Roxy Music's sound, because it consists entirely of cover versions, mainly of standard songs. These Foolish Things was a commercial and critical success, peaking at number five on the UK Albums Chart. It received a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry in May 1974.
Boys and Girls is the sixth solo studio album by the English singer and songwriter Bryan Ferry, released in June 1985 by E.G. Records. The album was Ferry's first solo album in seven years and the first since he had disbanded his group Roxy Music in 1983. The album was Ferry's first and only number one solo album in the UK. It was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry and contains two UK top 40 hit singles. It is also Ferry's most successful solo album in the US, having been certified Gold for sales in excess of half a million copies there.
More than This a 1995 compilation album featuring music by Roxy Music and solo songs by the group's lead singer, Bryan Ferry. The name of the album is taken from the song "More than This" from the 1982 Roxy Music album Avalon.
This following is the discography of the band Roxy Music.
In Your Mind is the fourth solo studio album by English singer and songwriter Bryan Ferry. It was his first solo album of all original songs.
Street Life: 20 Great Hits is a compilation album by Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music, released in 1986. The album reached number one on both the New Zealand and UK Albums Charts in 1986.
"More Than This" is a 1982 single by English rock band Roxy Music. It was released as the first single from their final album, Avalon, and was the group's last top-ten UK hit. Although it reached only No. 58 on the US Billboard Rock Top Tracks chart, it remains one of Roxy Music's best-known songs in America.
"Run to You" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams. It was released in 1984 as the lead single from his fourth album, Reckless (1984). The track deals with the subject of infidelity, and is sung from the perspective of a man who declares that he will continue to "run to" his seductive mistress over his faithful partner; critic Ira Robbins for CMJ called it a "cheating classic". In the accompanying music video, however, Adams portrays his guitar as the object of desire.
"Avalon" is a 1982 song by the English rock band Roxy Music. It was released as the second single from their album Avalon. The single, with its B-side, "Always Unknowing", charted at No. 13 in the UK.
The Ultimate Collection is a compilation album by Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music, first released in 1988.