Roxy Music ‎– Manifesto

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2310 651 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album) Polydor, EG 2310 651 UK 1979 Sell This Version
TP 38-114 Roxy Music Manifesto(8-Trk, Album) ATCO Records TP 38-114 US 1979 Sell This Version
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POLH 001 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, Bla) Polydor POLH 001 UK 1979 Sell This Version
2344 129 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, M/Print) Polydor, EG 2344 129 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
SD 38-114 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, Mon) ATCO Records SD 38-114 US 1979 Sell This Version
SD 38-114 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, Pic) ATCO Records SD 38-114 US 1979 Sell This Version
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MPF 1226 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, Promo) Polydor, EG MPF 1226 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
POLH 001 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, Red) Polydor POLH 001 UK 1979 Sell This Version
POLH 001 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, Red) Polydor POLH 001 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
SD 38-114 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, Ric) ATCO Records SD 38-114 US 1979 Sell This Version
SD 38-114 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, Spe) ATCO Records SD 38-114 US 1979 Sell This Version
2310 651 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, TP) Polydor 2310 651 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
SD 38-114 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) ATCO Records SD 38-114 US 1979 Sell This Version
LPR 16324 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album) Polydor LPR 16324 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
2310 651 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album) EG 2310 651 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
800 031-2 Roxy Music Manifesto(CD, Album, RE) Polydor, EG 800 031-2 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
20MM 9112 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 20MM 9112 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
32VD-1053 Roxy Music Manifesto(CD, Album, RE) Virgin 32VD-1053 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
LL-207951 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album) Virgin, EG LL-207951 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1132 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, Promo, RE) EG 25VB-1132 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
VG 50251 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, RE) EG VG 50251 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
VJD-28031 Roxy Music = ロキシー・ミュージック* Roxy Music = ロキシー・ミュージック* - Manifesto = マニフェスト(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Japan, EG VJD-28031 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
EGCD 38, 0777 7 86355 2 9 Roxy Music Manifesto(CD, Album, RE) EG, Virgin EGCD 38, 0777 7 86355 2 9 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
VJCP 23183, VJCP-23183 Roxy Music = ロキシー・ミュージック* Roxy Music = ロキシー・ミュージック* - Manifesto = マニフェスト(CD, Album, RE) EG, Virgin VJCP 23183, VJCP-23183 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
VJCP-3341 Roxy Music Manifesto(CD, Album, RE) Virgin VJCP-3341 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
ROXYCD7, 7243 8 47458 2 0 Roxy Music Manifesto(CD, Album, RE, HDC) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD7, 7243 8 47458 2 0 US 1999 Sell This Version
ROXYCD7, 7243 8 47458 2 0 Roxy Music Manifesto(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD7, 7243 8 47458 2 0 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
ROXYCD 7, 7243 8 47458 2 0 Roxy Music Manifesto(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD 7, 7243 8 47458 2 0 US 1999 Sell This Version
ROXYCDX7, 7243 8 47437 2 7 Roxy Music Manifesto(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCDX7, 7243 8 47437 2 7 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
ROXYCDX7, 7243 8 47437 2 7 Roxy Music Manifesto(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCDX7, 7243 8 47437 2 7 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
TOCP-65828 Roxy Music Manifesto(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Virgin TOCP-65828 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
VJCP-68827 Roxy Music Manifesto(HDCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Virgin VJCP-68827 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
20999 972138 2 6 Roxy Music Manifesto(HDCD, Album, RE) EMI 20999 972138 2 6 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
VJCP-98142 Roxy Music Manifesto(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin VJCP-98142 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
UICY-40127 Roxy Music Manifesto(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pla) Virgin UICY-40127 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
UICY-76962 Roxy Music Manifesto(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin UICY-76962 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
UIGY-9670 Roxy Music Manifesto(SACD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin UIGY-9670 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
ROXYLP 6, 0602537848799 Roxy Music Manifesto(LP, Album, RE, Hal) Virgin Records Ltd., Universal Music Catalogue ROXYLP 6, 0602537848799 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
CD 26046 Roxy Music Manifesto(CD, Album) Reprise Records CD 26046 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 38 Roxy Music Manifesto(CD, Album) EG EGCD 38 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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EGCD 38, 257951 Roxy Music Manifesto(CD, Album) EG, Virgin EGCD 38, 257951 Austria Unknown Sell This Version
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HenningBMG

HenningBMG

November 24, 2018
referencing Manifesto, LP, Album, 2344 129
I've got it like variant 2 with CB 1 (Matrix/runout side 1) instead BK 1A and U A 1 instead of B D 1A (matrix/runout side 2)
fluxkit

fluxkit

October 20, 2018
referencing Manifesto, LP, Album, RE, Hal, ROXYLP 6, 0602537848799
I love Manifesto, and this 2017 vinyl pressing is the best I've heard of this album. I am very pleased with it, even if the vinyl cover is taller than all of my other records, barring the same sized one for Avalon.
streetmouse

streetmouse

October 17, 2018
referencing Manifesto, LP, Album, Spe, SD 38-114

From its beginning, the album Manifesto unveils itself like no other Roxy Music outing, a bit haunting, setting the pace, morphing into the vocals of Brian Ferry, as if putting on a fine set of clothes one item at a time in front of a full length mirror reflecting sheer perfection, and then crashes headlong into the song “Trash.”

This was another album panned by the critics, though it did spring seven solid songs on the world, where music fans eagerly accepted the piece with open arms. Regardless, Manifesto is strange and delightful bird, with the album jacket almost distilling what was held within the grooves. This was the first album where Brian Ferry envisioned the release as more theater than not, seeming totally lost in the desperate heartache, a sense of emotional abandonment (a subject to which he instilled a great deal of emotion) and personal longing, delivering his vocals seemingly totally unaware that there were a group of first rate musicians standing behind him … and in that moment he captures a dialectic imperative, holding and balancing two concepts at the same time, where listeners freely switch from vocals to music within the same breath.

If Ferry set out to encompass and capture a smoky dreamscape, he succeeded masterfully with his lush take on cinematic popular music, where Brian sets his sights on becoming the country gentleman of British rock. At the time there where many who considered all of these trappings and attitudes as being unhip, yet these aspects seemed to be just what the world was in search of at that moment, embracing their uptown dinner guest and his splendid musical entourage as nothing but sleek and cool. Yes, Thompson’s drumming had been severely toned down, less aggressive where both the chords and playing of Manzanera’s guitar, leaving Ferry to croon like someone lost to time, an emancipated Norma Desmond if you will, infatuated with his own sense of being.

With all of that in mind, this slender, and seemingly fragile bit of blue eyed soul is still laced with sustained and brilliant guitar lines from Phil Manzanera, just listen to “Still Falls The Rain” and remind yourself how it feels to be swept away, while “Dance Away” and “My Little Girl” have been groomed to perfection. Many critics shuffle their feet, hands thrust deeply into their pockets, shyly suggesting that this isn’t Roxy Music at their most innovative, though I would stand toe to toe with anyone and ask, “Who else is creating these enthusiastic majestic pleasantly funky relaxed grooves?”

Manifesto is an artistic vision brought to light, and to see it in any other fashion would be to do it an injustice.

*** The Fun Facts: There’s a picture disc vinyl of this album where the models featured on the jacket are unclothed. Both the album’s title and typography were inspired by Wyndham Lewis’ magazine Blast.

Review by Jenell Kesler
toshberman

toshberman

October 7, 2017
referencing Manifesto, LP, Album, Ric, SD 38-114
I think of Roxy Music in two stages. Their first five albums are to me, the complete circle of that band. After those five albums, the band kind of broke-up to focus on solo music. Ferry at that time was still doing albums that were half original and the other half covers. "In Your Mind" was the only Ferry album at that time where it was all original songs, written by Bryan. Still, the truth is even the covers he did was a personal or even original statement by Ferry. A cover is a cover unless it was done by Bryan Ferry and then it means something else. "Manifesto" was the first Roxy Music album after they split up. There's a four-year wait between "Siren" and "Manifesto." There was a lot of activity in those four years by Ferry and company away from the Roxy Music world. What's interesting about this 'good' album is that it has nothing more to say.

"Manifesto" is more about the craft of good songwriting and recording than inspiration. Emotionally, the songs sound post-depression has taken place. It's interesting that this once radical band puts out an album in 1979, where there was a great landscape for the post-punk music world. The title song "Manifesto" touches on that era music-wise but lyrically is rather dry.

"Manifesto" is a very good album, but compared to the high standards of the first five Roxy albums, it's not that important of a work. Still, commercially it did wonders for them through songs "Dance Away" and "Angel Eyes." Those two are perfectly written pop, but sounds empty compared to something like "Virginia Plain." For one, Ferry is now at this point writing very literal lyrics expressing sadness, romance, and so forth. The surreal brutality of "Every Dream Home a Heartache" has been replaced by lyrics like :

"Yesterday, when it seemed so cool
When I walked you home, kissed goodnight
I said, "It's love", you said, "Alright"
It's funny how, I could never cry
Until tonight, when you pass by
Hand in hand with another guy
You're dressed to kill and guess who's dying"
("Dance Away" Bryan Ferry)

Compared to something like:

"Throw me a line I'm sinking fast
Clutching at straws can't make it
Havana sound we're trying
hard edge the hipster jiving
Last picture shows down the drive-in
You're so sheer you're so chic
Teenage rebel of the week
Flavours of the mountain steamline
Midnight blue casino floors
Dance the cha-cha through till sunrise
Open up exclusive doors oh wow!
Just like flamingos look the same
So me and you, just we two got to search for something new"
(Virginia Plain" Bryan Ferry)

This is not bad Ferry writing, but a difference has taken place. One can look at it as a maturity, but to me, I see it more of a convention or normalizing his world of writing. The music also loses its innovative edge. The arrangements are straightforward and to the point. Still, the album is a delight on its own terms. This is the first Roxy Music album that was self-produced by the band. Manzanera is still a guitar demon on the album, and Mackay's Oboe and sax playing is textural and adds a lot to the mix. The disappointment, especially if one is a long-term fan of Roxy Music that this could have been a better album. At the same time, there is a seduction of Ferry's voice, which he can sing the alphabet if he wanted to, and it can bring significant meaning to those letters. That aspect of Ferry and company never fails. Perhaps they looked at "Manifesto" as an experimentation to make a commercial album? The technique is there, but not the spirit. - Tosh Berman
MrFonktrain

MrFonktrain

September 2, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Manifesto, LP, Album, M/Print, 2344 129
my version has white labels with back-to-front texts in very light gray. strange... anyone else seen this before?! Matrix No. is 2344 129 S2 = 2 32 0. It does not have "Strawberry" etched.
93wergo

93wergo

April 14, 2016
referencing Manifesto, HDCD, Album, RE, RM, ROXYCDX7, 7243 8 47437 2 7

Includes the single version of 'Dance Away' instead of the original album version.
brainspo0n

brainspo0n

February 19, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Manifesto, LP, Album, 2310 651
At first listen, I can see why this album might not be a fan favorite. However, the production quality is superb. This album just sounds excellent! The cover is perfect for this album, for each song on the "west side" would play out fine at a party without complaint from anyone, with "Dance Away" being the single you're probably after. "East side" is more daring, much less accessible, but intriguing and without which Roxy Music wouldn't be Roxy Music. Bryan Ferry is at the top of his vocal game, and his crooning takes center stage. This album serves you two cocktails, one to perk you up and the other to seduce you. It worked on me, I took it home.
simonali

simonali

August 20, 2012
referencing Manifesto, CD, Album, EGCD 38
A little confused by the comments that the single version of Angel Eyes features on this disc, as the copy I used to have had the original album version on it. The CD was a present and I was unhappy that it looked like the playing surface had been cleaned with wire wool, so I returned it to the store and swapped it for a Japan compilation. Unfortunately, this means I cannot check that this second pressing exists for certain...