Roxy Music To Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Box Set

Posted by The G on January 26, 2012 under GNN | Comments are off for this article

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Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music

Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music

Great news for Roxy Music fans!  The band is celebrating their 40th anniversary as a band with a career spanning box set that will be released on April 2, 2012. Comprised of 8 CDs and 4 DVDs, the set entitled ‘Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982’, will feature all eight Roxy Music studio albums – Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure, Stranded, Country Life, Siren, Manifesto, Flesh And Blood, Avalon. In addition, a selection of non-album singles, B-sides and remixes, some of which are available on CD for the first time ever will also be included.  Each album will be represented on DVD format as high-resolution audio, transferred digitally from the original analogue masters, making this release an absolute ‘must have’ for Roxy Music fans and collectors.

The tracklist courtesy of RoxyRama can be seen after the jump.

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Review: Bryan Ferry live at the Beacon Theatre, NYC

Posted by The G on October 7, 2011 under G Reviews | 9 Comments to Read

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Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry!  The legendary lead singer of Roxy Music played a sold out show at New York’s Beacon Theatre on October 6, 2011.  This was my first time seeing Bryan Ferry live and it was absolutely worth waiting for.  He looked great and sounded great.  His 2 hour set saw a generous sampling of hits throughout his career, both with and without Roxy Music and material from his latest album “Olympia” was prominently featured.  Several covers were played as well including three songs from Bob Dylan (don’t forget Bryan Ferry had a Bob Dylan covers album called “Dylan-esque”).

Love is the drug!

Bryan Ferry had a full band, great backup singers and dancers for a few of the songs!  Throughout the show, trippy projections were shown on the screen behind the band and Bryan Ferry played keyboards and harmonica on several of the songs.  There were many standing ovations throughout the show and deservedly so – as part of Roxy Music, he influenced the New Wave sound which shaped the music of the 1980s so greatly.  He played Roxy Music songs such as “Love Is the Drug,” “Avalon” and “The Main Thing” and from his solo career, he played “Kiss And Tell,” “Slave To Love” as well as his cover of John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy.”

Let's Stick Together!

You missed out if you weren’t able to attend this show as Bryan Ferry was great and he doesn’t tour the US that often.  Hopefully he’ll be back soon.  I was fortunate enough to meet Bryan Ferry and he posed for a picture with me.  Unfortunately, I caught him in mid blink, but regardless I am so grateful for our meeting.  Thanks for a great day Bryan – one I won’t be forgetting any time soon.  See that photo as well as the set list after the jump.

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