The Thrill of It All (Roxy Music album)

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The Thrill of It All
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Released20 November 1995 (1995-11-20)
Recorded1972 (1972)–1982 (1982)
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Length310:55
Label Virgin
Producer varies from track to track
Roxy Music chronology
More than This
(1995)
The Thrill of It All
(1995)
Concert Classics
(1998)
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The Thrill of It All is a four-CD compilation box set by the British band Roxy Music, released by Virgin in 1995 (see 1995 in music). The first three discs of the set collected key album tracks from the band's eight studio albums. The fourth disc consists of a selection of singles, B-sides and remixes. Many of the B-sides were composed by other members of the band as Bryan Ferry wanted each member of the band to benefit from songwriting royalties. [2] The release features no previously unreleased tracks, though it was the first time some tracks were released on compact disc. The set was remastered by Robert Ludwig who subsequently did the 1999 remasters for the Roxy Music catalogue.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Bryan Ferry, except where noted.

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)OriginLength
1."Re-Make/Re-Model"  Roxy Music , 19725:14
2."Ladytron" Roxy Music4:26
3."If There Is Something" Roxy Music6:34
4."2HB" Roxy Music4:30
5."Chance Meeting" Roxy Music3:08
6."Sea Breezes" Roxy Music7:03
7."Do the Strand"  For Your Pleasure , 19734:04
8."Beauty Queen" For Your Pleasure4:41
9."Strictly Confidential" For Your Pleasure3:48
10."Editions of You" For Your Pleasure3:51
11."In Every Dream Home a Heartache" For Your Pleasure5:29
12."The Bogus Man" For Your Pleasure9:20
13."For Your Pleasure" For Your Pleasure6:51
14."Street Life"  Stranded , 19733:29
15."Just Like You" Stranded3:36
16."Amazona"Ferry, Phil Manzanera Stranded4:16
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)OriginLength
1."A Song for Europe"Ferry, Andy Mackay Stranded5:46
2."Mother of Pearl" Stranded6:52
3."Sunset" Stranded6:04
4."The Thrill of It All"  Country Life , 19746:24
5."Three and Nine"Ferry, MackayCountry Life4:04
6."All I Want Is You" Country Life2:53
7."Out of the Blue"Ferry, ManzaneraCountry Life4:46
8."Bitter-Sweet"Ferry, MackayCountry Life4:50
9."Casanova" Country Life3:27
10."A Really Good Time" Country Life3:45
11."Prairie Rose"Ferry, ManzaneraCountry Life5:12
12."Love Is the Drug"Ferry, Mackay Siren , 19754:11
13."Sentimental Fool"Ferry, MackaySiren6:14
14."Could It Happen to Me?" Siren3:36
15."Both Ends Burning" Siren5:16
16."Just Another High" Siren6:31
Disc three
No.TitleWriter(s)OriginLength
1."Manifesto"Ferry, Manzanera Manifesto , 19795:29
2."Trash"Ferry, ManzaneraManifesto2:14
3."Angel Eyes"Ferry, MackayManifesto3:32
4."Stronger Through the Years" Manifesto6:16
5."Ain't That So" Manifesto5:39
6."Dance Away" Manifesto4:21
7."Oh Yeah"  Flesh and Blood , 19804:51
8."Same Old Scene" Flesh and Blood3:57
9."Flesh + Blood" Flesh and Blood3:08
10."My Only Love" Flesh and Blood5:16
11."Over You"Ferry, ManzaneraFlesh and Blood3:27
12."No Strange Delight"Ferry, ManzaneraFlesh and Blood4:44
13."More Than This"  Avalon , 19824:30
14."Avalon" Avalon4:16
15."While My Heart Is Still Beating"Ferry, MackayAvalon3:26
16."Take a Chance with Me"Ferry, ManzaneraAvalon4:42
17."To Turn You On" Avalon4:16
18."Tara"Ferry, MackayAvalon1:43
Disc four (Rarities)
No.TitleWriter(s)OriginLength
1."Virginia Plain" non-album single, 19722:56
2."The Numberer"Mackay"Virginia Plain" single2:56
3."Pyjamarama" non-album single, 19733:00
4."The Pride and the Pain"Mackay"Pyjamarama" single, 19734:14
5."Manifesto" (1980 re-recording)Ferry, Manzanera"Over You" single, 19804:00
6."Hula Kula"Manzanera"Street Life" single, 19732:37
7."Trash 2"Ferry, Manzanera"Trash" single, 19793:09
8."Your Application's Failed" Paul Thompson "All I Want is You" single, 19744:45
9."Lover"Ferry, Manzanera"Same Old Scene" single, 19804:26
10."Sultanesque" "Love Is the Drug" single, 19755:21
11."Dance Away" (12-inch single extended remix) "Dance Away" single, 19796:29
12."South Downs" "Oh Yeah" single, 19805:10
13."Angel Eyes" (12-inch single extended remix)Ferry, Mackay"Angel Eyes" single, 19796:37
14."Always Unknowing" "Avalon" single, 19825:21
15."The Main Thing" (12-inch single extended remix) "Take a Chance with Me" single, 19827:41
16."India" Avalon; also "More Than This" single, 19821:46
17."Jealous Guy" (extended version) John Lennon non-album single, 19806:11

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References

  1. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Thrill of It All at AllMusic
  2. Stump, Paul Unknown Pleasures: A Cultural History of Roxy Music, Thunder Mouth Press, 1999