Roxy Music’s “The Best Of…” will be released on vinyl for the first time
Marking the first time ever that a career-spanning ROXY MUSIC collection has been available on vinyl, The Best Of Roxy Music will be released on September 2, 2022 via Virgin/UMe.
This iconic collection of songs will be available on 2LP 180 gram black vinyl and exclusive limited editions on D2C yellow vinyl. Both include restored and enhanced artwork, lyrics, and have been remastered at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Pre-order the best of Roxy music here.
Since their inception in 1972, multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Roxy Music have left an indelible mark on the worlds of music, fashion and art, merging the three with a singular and stunning vision that brought them immediate global success. . Today, they are considered one of the most influential bands of all time, whose music and iconic imagery continue to inspire new generations of artists.
Arranged in reverse chronological order, The Best Of Roxy Music’s track listing brings their unrivaled recording career to a close. The set opens with “Avalon” and “More Than This”, two iconic compositions that propelled the band’s latest album to multi-platinum success. “More Than This” alone has garnered over 123 million streams.
Elsewhere, songs like “Love Is The Drug” and “Angel Eyes” pioneered a new fusion of rock and disco; “Do The Strand” and “Street Life” blurred the lines between genres, and “Re-Make/Re-Model” and “Virginia Plain” both birthed and defined the art-rock movement and influenced more a generation of young aspirants. musicians – from St. Vincent, Sex Pistols and Grace Jones, to Duran Duran, CHIC, Franz Ferdinand and countless others.
Of course, also included are the all-time great ballads “Oh Yeah!” : Dance Away” and “Over You” and their sensitive take on John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy” – a UK No. 1 for the band in 1981 Intense and emotional, these 18 songs capture Roxy’s big-screen vision of restless creativity Music through eight classic studio albums, recorded between 1972 and 1982.
2022 is a landmark year. Celebrating both the 50th anniversary of Roxy Music’s groundbreaking self-titled debut album and 40 years since their eighth and final studio album, Avalon reached No. 1 on the UK charts when released in 1982.
To celebrate, Roxy Music is embarking on their first tour in over a decade. Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera and Paul Thompson will perform on stage together for the first time since their critically acclaimed and sold-out 2011 For Your Pleasure Tour. 10 arena shows across North America will take place in September, before arriving in the UK on October 10, 2022 for three special dates in Glasgow, Manchester and London.
May 2022 saw the release of Lyrics, Bryan Ferry’s works of evocative lyrics of aspiration and romantic longing, published for the first time in a collection. A celebration of one of the most innovative and influential artists in recorded music history.
In addition to the new The Best Of Roxy Music, each of Roxy Music’s eight studio albums is also being reissued this year as a special anniversary edition with new mid-speed cut, revised artwork and a deluxe gloss laminate finish.