Title - Roxy Music [180g Vinyl]
Artist - Roxy Music
Roxy Music, one of the most influential and exhilarating music acts in history, will tour for the first time in more than a decade to mark the 50th year since their groundbreaking debut album.
Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera and Paul Thompson, together on stage for the first time since their sold-out and critically acclaimed 2011 For Your Pleasure tour, will perform 13 arena shows across North America and the UK, beginning September 7th, 2022 in Toronto at the Scotiabank Arena.
Roxy Music’s self-titled seminal classic released in 1972 firmly put Bryan Ferry and Eno at the forefront of the art-rock movement. Their penchant for glamour was showcased in the lyrics and immortalized in the 1950s-style album cover.
Each Roxy Music album has been reissued with a fresh Half-Speed cut by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London. To reflect the audio, all eight of the Roxy Music studio albums have had their artwork revised and with a gloss laminated finish so that each album is not just a record it’s a piece of art.
180g Vinyl LP! Remastered & Cut Half-Speed From Original 1/4" Tapes by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios!
3. If There Is Something
This mighty fine, luxuriously-elegant album opens on Re-Make/Re-Model, an elegant pop rocker with a ’67 west-coast vibe saturated with discrete weird noises, Ladytron starts like King Crimson but blossoms into a chic funky verse continuing into explosive instrumental assaults, then comes If There Is Something (which is one of their best pieces), a gorgeous mid-tempo full of surprises, the side culminating in 2HB, is a hazy mid-tempo, retro and futuristic at the same time.
1. The Bob (Medley)
2. Chance Meeting
3. Would You Believe?
4. Sea Breezes
5. Bitters End
The second side is much weirder, if I might be so bold as to lead with. The Bob is a collage of synths waves, short parts of different songs, and oboe, explosions, and whilst challenging and funny, Chance Meeting is wholly different, in that it is an eerie ballad with delicate piano and dissonant guitar feedback all over.
Would You Believe is a sensitive ballad again, this time continuing in fifties vintage rock ’n’ roll and back again, whereas Sea Breezes may well be yet another ballad (with piano and oboe), but it eventually morphs into a weary robotic crawl of hesitant drums, off-kilter bass, and guitar feedback, the album coming to a close on Bitters End, a gentle doo-wop kiss if ever there was.
Falling halfway between musical primitivism and art rock ambition, Roxy Music’s eponymous debut remains a startling redefinition of rock’s boundaries.
Simultaneously embracing kitschy glamour and avant-pop, Roxy Music shimmers with seductive style and pulsates with disturbing synthetic textures. Although no musician demonstrates much technical skill at this point, they are driven by boundless imagination.
Indeed, Brian Eno’s synthesized treatments exploit electronic instruments as electronics, instead of trying to shoehorn them into conventional acoustic patterns.
Similarly, Bryan Ferry finds that his vampiric croon is at its most effective when it twists conventional melodies, Phil Manzanera’s guitar is terse and unpredictable, while Andy Mackay’s saxophone subverts rock & roll clichés by alternating R&B honking with atonal flourishes.
In truth, flickers of their sound may be heard in artists later associated with Eno, such as John Cale and David Bowie, but Ferry’s stamp is very much in the foreground. His songs are the strength, deeply melodic and finely wrought lyrically.
But what makes Roxy Music such a confident, astonishing debut is how these primitive avant-garde tendencies are married to full-fledged songs, whether it’s the free-form, structure-bending Re-Make/Re-Model or the sleek glam of Virginia Plain, the debut single added to later editions of the album (but not on this edition, sadly).
That was the trick that elevated Roxy Music from an art school project to the most adventurous rock band of the early ’70s.
The tour will make stops across the U.S. including such landmark venues as New York’s Madison Square Garden and The Forum in Los Angeles before culminating with a performance at the O2 Arena in London. Tickets for the Live Nation produced North American shows will go on sale Monday, April 4th, 2022 (10am local time) at www.ticketmaster.com.
Artist presale starts Tuesday, March 29th, 2022 (10am local time) until Friday, April 1st, 2022 (5pm local time).
Roxy Music will offer several VIP packages for each show that include premium tickets, access to the pre-show VIP lounge, limited edition merchandise and more.
Package contents vary based on offer selected. Fans can visit www.VIPNation.com for more information.
Very special guest St. Vincent will be appearing on all North American shows (*except Boston). Since making her recorded debut as St. Vincent in 2007, Annie Clark has consistently been regarded as one of the most innovative and fascinating presences in modern music, continually reinventing her unique sounds and personae—and winning two GRAMMY Awards in the process.
Most recently, St. Vincent channeled the hungover glamour and gritty sepia-toned soundtrack of 1970s downtown NYC into the triumphant Daddy’s Home, released in May 2021 to universal acclaim. Outside of recording and performing, St. Vincent has designed her own Ernie Ball Signature guitar, and co-written and starred as a fictionalized version of herself in the upcoming film The Nowhere Inn.
2022 marks a year of celebration for Roxy Music. Throughout the year, each of their eight studio albums, all heralded as modern classics, will be reissued as special anniversary editions with a new half-speed cut, revised artwork and a deluxe gloss laminated finish.
The first two LPs, Roxy Music and For Your Pleasure, will be released on April 1st, 2022, with the remaining albums arriving in paired drops throughout the year.
Since their formation in 1972, 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 astonishing vision that brought them immediate, global success.
Today they are regarded as one of the most influential bands of all time, whose work has inspired generations of musicians. Intense, emotive, and clever, with iconic graphics, Roxy Music’s eight studio albums birthed the art-rock movement, blurring the lines between genres and infusing a new kind of glamour into rock music for the first time.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
09/07 - Scotiabank Arena - Toronto, ON
09/09 - Capital One Arena - Washington, DC
09/12 - Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY
09/15 - Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA
09/17 - TD Garden - Boston, MA*
09/19 - United Center - Chicago, IL
09/21 - Moody Center - Austin, TX
09/26 - Chase Center - San Francisco, CA
09/28 - The Forum - Los Angeles, CA
UK TOUR DATES:
Oct 10 - OVO Hydro - Glasgow, UK
Oct 12 - AO Arena - Manchester, UK
Oct 14 - The O2 - London, UK
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