The High Road (EP)

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The High Road
Live album by
ReleasedMarch 1983 (1983-03) [1]
Recorded30 September 1982
Venue The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland
Genre
Length26:38
Label
Producer Rhett Davies, Robin Nash, Roxy Music
Roxy Music chronology
Avalon
(1982)
The High Road
(1983)
Street Life: 20 Great Hits
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [2]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [3]
Robert Christgau B+ [4]

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, [5] 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. [6]

Contents

Despite sharing the same title, there are no recordings on this album in common with the High Road videocassette/DVD, which was recorded in Fréjus, France on 27 August 1982. The four songs from the EP appeared on the live CD Heart Still Beating (1990) mixed with the rest of the songs from the Fréjus concert.[ citation needed ]

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Can't Let Go" (Bryan Ferry)5:29
2."My Only Love" (Bryan Ferry)7:23
3."Like a Hurricane" (Neil Young)7:36
4."Jealous Guy" (John Lennon)6:10

Personnel

Additional personnel

Notes

  1. Strong, Martin C. (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate. p. 931. ISBN   1-84195-860-3.
  2. Allender, Mark W. B. "allmusic ((( The High Road > Review )))". Allmusic . Retrieved 17 March 2010.
  3. Brackett, Nathan. "Roxy Music". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004. pg. 705, cited 17 March 2010
  4. Christgau, Robert. "Roxy Music". robertchristgau.com, Retrieved on 17 March 2010.
  5. "allmusic (((The High Road > Overview)))". Archived from the original on 3 June 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2008.
  6. "UK Top 40 Hit Database" . Retrieved 7 June 2008.

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