Roxy Music ‎– Roxy Music

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The album was dedicated to Susie, a drummer who auditioned for Roxy Music in the early days. The cover features model Kari-Ann Muller, one of the rare Roxy models who didn't date Bryan Ferry. She later married Mick Jagger's brother Chris and appeared in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

The album has been released in different packages over the years. The album's original cover, as issued in 1972 by Island Records, featured a gatefold sleeve picturing the band in stage attire and did not include "Virginia Plain." The album's original U.S. release, in late 1972 on Warner Bros. Records' Reprise subsidiary, included "Virginia Plain," which had been issued as a single in the UK prior to the album's U.S. release. The original U.S. release also featured a gatefold sleeve, but replaced Simpson's photo with that of Rik Kenton, who played bass on "Virginia Plain" following Simpson's departure from the group.

U.S. distribution of Roxy Music was transferred from Reprise to their affiliated company Atco Records in 1976, and back to Reprise in the mid-1980s. LP editions of the album pressed in these time frames were without the gatefold sleeve and band photographs, instead providing liner notes on the rear album cover.

In most later repressings of the album, including CD versions, the song "Virginia Plain" has been included.

Versions (147)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9200, ILPS-9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9200, ILPS-9200 UK 1972 Sell This Version
Y81 9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(8-Trk, Album) Island Records Y81 9200 UK 1972 Sell This Version
Y81 9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(8-Trk, Album) Island Records Y81 9200 UK 1972 Sell This Version
IL-S 819200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(8-Trk, Album) Island Records IL-S 819200 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
ZCI 9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album) Island Records ZCI 9200 UK 1972 Sell This Version
ZCI 9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album) Island Records ZCI 9200 UK 1972 Sell This Version
86 259 IT Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album) Island Records 86 259 IT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9200 Israel 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2114 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album) Reprise Records MS 2114 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
410.018 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album) Island Records, Phonogram 410.018 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
86 259 IT Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 86 259 IT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 9200, ILPS-9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9200, ILPS-9200 UK 1972 Sell This Version
86 259 IT Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 86 259 IT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2114 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records MS 2114 US 1972 Sell This Version
86 259-I Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 86 259-I Spain 1972 Sell This Version
SIL-934630 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records SIL-934630 New Zealand 1972 Sell This Version
86 259 IT Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 86 259 IT Germany 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2114 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records MS 2114 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9200 Scandinavia 1972 Sell This Version
6396 019 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 6396 019 France 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 9200, ILPS-9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9200, ILPS-9200 Singapore 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2114 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records MS 2114 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 19200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 19200 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9200 South Africa 1972 Sell This Version
SIL-934,630 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records SIL-934,630 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 9200, ILPS-9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9200, ILPS-9200 UK 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 9200, ILPS-9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9200, ILPS-9200 UK 1972 Sell This Version
MS 2114 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Reprise Records MS 2114 US 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, TP) Island Records ILPS 9200 UK 1972 Sell This Version
KS-5070 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Unofficial) Incredible Sound KS-5070 Taiwan 1972 Sell This Version
D-54.405, D-54405 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album) Island Records, Island Records D-54.405, D-54405 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
ICL-43 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ICL-43 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
88 179 XAT Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RP) Island Records 88 179 XAT Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
ILS-80155 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records ILS-80155 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
88 179 XAT Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RP) Island Records 88 179 XAT Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
ATC TP 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(8-Trk, Album, RE) ATCO Records ATC TP 36-133 US 1976 Sell This Version
SD 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records SD 36-133 US 1976 Sell This Version
SD 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records SD 36-133 US 1976 Sell This Version
SD 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records SD 36-133 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
SD 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records SD 36-133 US 1976 Sell This Version
ILPS 9200 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, RE, Ora) Island Records ILPS 9200 UK 1976 Sell This Version
2302 048 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2302 048 UK 1977 Sell This Version
2302 048 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2302 048 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2310 552 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2310 552 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
2344 064 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2344 064 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
2344 064 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2344 064 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
2310552 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, TP, Gat) Polydor 2310552 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
MPF-1129 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album) Polydor MPF-1129 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
2310 552 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 2310 552 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
2310 552 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2310 552 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
2310 552 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2310 552 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
2310 552 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, RE, Gat) Polydor 2310 552 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
23 02 048 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 23 02 048 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
2310 552 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2310 552 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
CD 26039 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records CD 26039 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
821 522-2 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE) EG, Polydor 821 522-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
9 26039-4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album) Reprise Records 9 26039-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
20MM 9106 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 20MM 9106 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
LL-207.944 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EG, Virgin LL-207.944 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1103, EGCD 6 (CD) Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE) EG, Virgin, EG, Virgin 32VD-1103, EGCD 6 (CD) Japan 1987 Sell This Version
EGCD 6, 0777 786480 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE, Swi) EG, Virgin EGCD 6, 0777 786480 2 4 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
EGLP 6 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EG EGLP 6 UK 1987 Sell This Version
EGLP 6 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EG EGLP 6 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
VG 50250 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EG VG 50250 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
VJD-28010 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Japan, EG VJD-28010 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25VB-1170, EGLP-6-A Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Promo, RE) EG, EG 25VB-1170, EGLP-6-A Japan 1988 Sell This Version
VJL-139, EGLP6 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin, EG VJL-139, EGLP6 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
0 26039-2 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album) Reprise Records 0 26039-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
VJD-28010 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE) EG VJD-28010 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
EGCD 6, 0777 7 086480 2 4, EGCDP 6, 0777 7 86533 0 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE) EG, Virgin, EG, Virgin EGCD 6, 0777 7 086480 2 4, EGCDP 6, 0777 7 86533 0 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
VJCP-23178 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Virgin, EG VJCP-23178 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
VJCP-23178 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, EG VJCP-23178 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
CDRDM 2 12001 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Reprise Records, RDM CDRDM 2 12001 Russia 1993 Sell This Version
VJCP-3276 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album) Virgin VJCP-3276 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
EGCD 6, 038497 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, Unofficial) EG (2), CD Media Records EGCD 6, 038497 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
LPCENT37, 7243 8 44855 1 1 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin LPCENT37, 7243 8 44855 1 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TOCP-53043 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE) EG TOCP-53043 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
7243 8 47447 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin 7243 8 47447 2 4 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
ROXYCDX1, 7243 8 47448 2 3 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Vin) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCDX1, 7243 8 47448 2 3 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, RM) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 US 1999 Sell This Version
ROXYCD 1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, RM) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD 1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 US 1999 Sell This Version
ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, RM) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, RM, RP, Son) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
20198029 Roxy Music Roxy Music(File, MP3, Album, 10x) E.G. Records (2) 20198029 UK 2000
SW0004-2 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, Dlx, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW0004-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
SW0004-2 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW0004-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
TOCP-65822 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Virgin TOCP-65822 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
VJCP-68821 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Virgin VJCP-68821 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
509992 43033 16 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Virgin 509992 43033 16 US 2008 Sell This Version
TOCP-54208 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin TOCP-54208 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
VJCP-98136 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin VJCP-98136 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
UICY-40122 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pla) Virgin UICY-40122 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
UICY-76957 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin UICY-76957 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
UIGY-9665 Roxy Music Roxy Music(SACD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin UIGY-9665 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
ROXYLP 1, 0602537848744 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Virgin, Universal Music Catalogue ROXYLP 1, 0602537848744 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
UICY-15702/3 Roxy Music Roxy Music (2xCD, Album, Dlx, SHM) Universal Music UICY-15702/3 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
4734394, 00602547343956 Roxy Music Roxy Music(2xCD, Album, RE, Dig) Virgin EMI Records, UMC 4734394, 00602547343956 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
4734389 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE, RM + 2xCD + DVD-V, Multichannel + B) Virgin EMI Records, UMC 4734389 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
5099924303316 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin 5099924303316 US 2018 Sell This Version
86 259 ET Roxy Music Roxi Music(LP, Album, M/Print, RE) Island Records 86 259 ET Germany Unknown Sell This Version
3801 348 Roxy Music Roxy Music(8-Trk, Album) Polydor 3801 348 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 6 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album) EG EGCD 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 6 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album) EG EGCD 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 6, 0777 786480 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE) EG, Virgin EGCD 6, 0777 786480 2 4 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 26039-2 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records 9 26039-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 6 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE, DAD) EG EGCD 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 6 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE, DAD) EG EGCD 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 6 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE, PDO) EG EGCD 6 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 6 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE, PDO) EG EGCD 6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ROXYCD1 7243 8 47447 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Records ROXYCD1 7243 8 47447 2 4 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
SW 004-2, SW0004-2 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings, SomeWax Recordings SW 004-2, SW0004-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 6, 0777 786480 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE, RP) EG, Virgin EGCD 6, 0777 786480 2 4 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 6, 0777 7 086480 2 4, 257 944 Roxy Music Roxy Music(CD, Album, RE, Swi) EG, Virgin, EG EGCD 6, 0777 7 086480 2 4, 257 944 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RMC 1123 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album) Ring (4) RMC 1123 Hungary Unknown Sell This Version
EGMC 6 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album) Virgin EGMC 6 UK Unknown Sell This Version
3100-348 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 3100-348 UK Unknown Sell This Version
3100 348 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 3100 348 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
IL-24630 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records IL-24630 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
92 60394 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album, RE) Reprise Records, EG 92 60394 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CS 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album, RE) ATCO Records CS 36-133 US Unknown Sell This Version
TC-VG 50250 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album, RE) EG TC-VG 50250 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
4-26039 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album, RE) Reprise Records, EG 4-26039 US Unknown Sell This Version
3100-348 Roxy Music Roxy Music(Cass, Album, RE, Gre) Polydor 3100-348 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, RM, RP) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, RM, RP) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, RM, RP) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, RM, RP) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 Roxy Music Roxy Music(HDCD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Virgin (2), Virgin (2) ROXYCD1, 7243 8 47447 2 4 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
86 259 IT, 86 259 XOT Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 86 259 IT, 86 259 XOT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
SD 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album) ATCO Records SD 36-133 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records SD 36-133 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records SD 36-133 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records SD 36-133 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records SD 36-133 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records SD 36-133 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records SD 36-133 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SD 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records SD 36-133 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SD 36-133 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE) ATCO Records SD 36-133 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
MS 2114 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records MS 2114 US Unknown Sell This Version
207 944, 207 944-620 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin, EG 207 944, 207 944-620 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2310 552 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2310 552 France Unknown Sell This Version
9101 661 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records 9101 661 France Unknown Sell This Version
2302 048 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2302 048 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
MS 2114 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records MS 2114 US Unknown Sell This Version
MS 2114 Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records MS 2114 US Unknown Sell This Version
86 259 ET Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RP) Island Records 86 259 ET Germany Unknown Sell This Version
86 259 ET, 86 259 IT Roxy Music Roxy Music(LP, Album, RP) Island Records, Island Records 86 259 ET, 86 259 IT Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

October 18, 2018
referencing Roxy Music, LP, Album, RE, SD 36-133

Of all the Roxy Music albums, their first out is perhaps the most important, especially when one considers where the band, with Avalon, ended this sonic adventure. If there’s one thing that’s important to stress, it’s that Roxy Music was perhaps the first post-modern album of the 1970’s, painted onto a blank and endless canvas, injected with a variety of manic musical styles that while looking forward, were balanced by the visions they brought with them from the past.

One cannot help but note the sense of detachment that drifts through the entire body of work, certainly there’s bit of romanticism, as heard on “To H.B.” (Humphrey Bogart), yet even that song, while projecting a style and grace that would come to define the music of Roxy, has been fitted with a longing for something that was, and in the same breath, never was, as Bogart was pure fiction.

Then there’s the esoteric nature of the record, consider the seductive avenue “Ladytron” sends you down, or the straightforward rocker “Virginia Plain,” (which was the single, only showing up on some rare import albums) that come at listeners from all directions at once, bigger than life, an anthem of pure hedonism, for a band on the rise. There was much to take in on the release, as with all future albums the material and sounds would encompass nearly everything known. When stacked up against albums by other bands which were tied up neatly and themed, Roxy Music was expansive and disjointed, like the supernova of an acid trip hitting all at once, blinding the senses, bewildering the visuals and challenging intellectual curiosity.

As bright and wondrous as the music was, Brian Ferry wished his essence to be just as big and compelling, where the centerstage persona of the band did not stand in contrast to the music, but stood to the side of it, as big, as important and as compelling, meaning there were two intertwined dynamics functioning and drawing off of each other simultaneously. While holding that thought, the one element that infused all of this, yet again allowed these two concepts to stand apart was the singular aspect of Phil Manzanera, who came onboard just weeks before the cocktail party began, where his instrumentations brought a cohesive nature to the band, allowing for their art-rock presentation to flower under his guitar wizardry. That being said, the entire outing is raw with emotion, even in its quieter moments, where the group is throwing everything that they have at an illusion, not that that illusion is not obtainable, but because the album Roxy Music is entirely about the purpose of chase and plotting the course with the game being afoot.

All in all, perhaps there was no reason for Roxy Music to ever exist beyond this record, as the band was nothing more than an immaculate conception, and to bring that conception into reality, as they ebbed toward on their other seven outings, was to diminish the splendor of this crazy hazed tumbling bit of fascinating bewilderment.

*** The Fun Facts: When Roxy Music sing the line from “Virginia Plain” “Make me a deal, and make it straight, all signed and sealed, I’ll take it/To Robert E. Lee I’ll show it, I hope and pray he don’t blow it ’cos/We’ve been around a long time/Tryin’, just tryin’, just tryin’, to make the big time!” Most people would assume that Ferry is referencing the notorious Confederate General of the American Civil War, when in fact, Ferry was singing directly to the band’s lawyer of the same name, saying that he was hoping Lee would not blow the deal offered to them by Island Records.

“Virginia Plane” was also filled with other movie and other references … The song title itself Virginia Plane: referenced C to C Cape to Cairo Cigarettes, Baby Jane: references the Andy Warhol superstar Baby Jane Holzer, though may also reference the Betty Davis movie “What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?”, Acapulco: References the Elvis Presley film “Fun In Acapulco” (Ferry thought Elvis was very cool), Flying down to Rio: references the Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers movie by the same name, of course Havana: is where all the Cuban gentlemen play, along with the well heeled, Teenage Rebel of the week … references James Dean, Flamingos look the same: references the Flamingo Casino in Las Vegas, Studebaker: references the Studebaker Hawk, an ultra streamlined hip automobile, Holzer mane: represents the hair of Jane Holzer, which was pretty big and long, a sincere mane.

Review by Jenell Kesler
RembrandtPussyhorse

RembrandtPussyhorse

October 14, 2018
referencing Roxy Music, CD, Album, RE, RM + 2xCD + DVD-V, Multichannel + B, 4734389
I wish they would have included the full set from Full House because it is fucking wild.
danradclyffe

danradclyffe

April 2, 2018
referencing Roxy Music, LP, Album, Gat, ILPS 9200, ILPS-9200
This pressing sounds bad. Avoid if possible. I've had a few of them. Very quiet in general, will have audible dimples on the vinyl too.
MatteoL

MatteoL

April 1, 2018
referencing Roxy Music, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, ROXYLP 1, 0602537848744
The sleeve is about 1 cm bigger than a "regular" one: about 32,5 x 32,5 cm (13 inches) instead of the 31,5 x 31,5 of a "standard" LP.
_Cursed

_Cursed

March 24, 2018
referencing Roxy Music, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, 509992 43033 16

No sticker. No poster. Side B pressed slightly off center, but no audible wow and flutter produced by it. A few noisy patches throughout side B. Otherwise, not a bad sounding record. I haven't come across any older pressings worth the money. This is a good substitute.
Stevehawk

Stevehawk

March 5, 2018
referencing Roxy Music, 2xCD, Album, RE, Dig, 4734394, 00602547343956
Superb digi book hard back, 2 disc version of this classic album, includes some great session stuff. Just as well I've already got versions of these as its impossible to get the discs out of this packaging !
thepainbroker

thepainbroker

February 27, 2018
referencing Roxy Music, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat, 509992 43033 16
OK, I recently (unfortunately) have gone through three mint sealed versions of this disc. The first, purchased from a seller here on discogs, has the sticker and poster, but sounds bad (pops and surface noise). The second two, from Amazon, have no stickers or posters and the jackets are yellower in tone. They have identical multiple skips on the b-side (though one is generally quieter than the other). Identical runout codes and other identifiers as far as I can tell. Any thoughts?
strager

strager

February 19, 2018
edited 9 months ago
referencing Roxy Music, CD, Album, RE, RM + 2xCD + DVD-V, Multichannel + B, 4734389

Barnes and Noble is selling this for $89.99 in stores. If you have a local one call them and ask if they have it in stock and if not whether they can order it for you, mine arrived today and being a member I had a 30% off coupon for Presidents Day (on top of the automatic 10% off for members) which knocked the cost down to $56.69 plus tax, practically feels like I shoplifted it at that price.
drgn238

drgn238

February 12, 2018
referencing Roxy Music, CD, Album, RE, RM + 2xCD + DVD-V, Multichannel + B, 4734389
Time to reissue anythin possible and make a few bobs extra.
Where does this end ?
Master used for this is not from original tapes but from one of the remasters.
Looks good, but for what buying public is this destined ?
Do not get me wrong, I really do not get it.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

January 12, 2018
edited 11 months ago
referencing Roxy Music, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, ROXYLP 1, 0602537848744
Sounds spectacular. The clarity and separation of the instruments is excellent. Sounded like I had an extra pair of speakers in the room creating such a spacious soundstage. Great job on this remaster, pressed dead quiet too. Drums and bass sound full and lively, guitar and sax have great tone. Comes in polylined inner sleeve with replica original cardboard sleeve.