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Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-82 / 12 disc box set

Roxy Music / The Complete Studio Recordings / Box SetRoxy Music celebrate 40 years since the band’s eponymous debut album in 1972, with the release on 2 April of a deluxe box-set entitled Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982.

The 8CD+4DVD set will feature all eight Roxy Music studio albums – Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure, Stranded, Country Life, Siren, Manifesto, Flesh And Blood, Avalon – and furthermore each CD will contain bonus tracks consisting of non-album singles, B-sides and remixes, some of which will be receiving their CD debut. These include USA 7” mixes of Do The Strand, Love Is The Drug and Take A Chance With Me, two edits of Country Life opening track The Thrill Of It All, plus its B-Side Your Application’s Failed.

Additionally, there will be a high-res audio version of each album on DVD, all transferred from the original analogue masters. Details around this aspect have not been released but four DVDs suggests two albums per disc.

More information when we have it. In the meantime the full track listing is below:


CD1: Roxy Music

  • 1. Re-make/Re-model
  • 2. Ladytron
  • 3. If There Is Something
  • 4. 2HB
  • 5. The Bob (Medley)
  • 6. Chance Meeting
  • 7. Would You Believe?
  • 8. Sea Breezes
  • 9. Bitters End

Bonus Tracks:

  • 10. Virginia Plain
  • 11. The Numberer

CD2: For Your Pleasure

  • 1. Do The Strand
  • 2. Beauty Queen
  • 3. Strictly Confidential
  • 4. Editions Of You
  •  5. In Every Dream Home A Heartache
  • 6. The Bogus Man
  • 7. Grey Lagoons
  • 8. For Your Pleasure

Bonus Tracks:

  •  9. Pyjamarama (Island Mix)
  • 10. Pyjamarama (Polydor Mix)
  • 11. The Pride And The Pain
  • 12. Do The Strand (USA 7” Mix 3:19) **never been available on CD before**

CD3: Stranded

  • 1. Street Life
  • 2. Just Like You
  • 3. Amazona
  • 4. Psalm
  • 5. Serenade
  • 6. A Song For Europe
  • 7. Mother Of Pearl
  • 8. Sunset

Bonus Track:

  • 9. Hula Kula

CD4: Country Life

  • 1. The Thrill Of It All
  • 2. Three And Nine
  • 3. All I Want Is You
  • 4. Out Of The Blue
  • 5. If It Takes All Night
  • 6. Bitter Sweet
  • 7. Triptych
  • 8. Casanova
  • 9. A Really Good Time
  • 10. Prairie Rose

Bonus Tracks:

  •  11. The Thrill Of It All – 1977 Greatest Hits Edit (4’20) ) **never been available on CD before**
  • 12. Your Application’s Failed
  • 13. The Thrill Of It All (USA 7” Mix 3:20) **never been available on CD before**

CD5: Siren

  • 1. Love Is The Drug
  • 2. End Of The Line
  • 3. Sentimental Fool
  • 4. Whirlwind
  • 5. She Sells
  • 6. Could It Happen To Me?
  • 7. Both Ends Burning
  • 8. Nightingale
  • 9. Just Another High

Bonus Tracks:

  • 10. Love Is The Drug (USA 7” Mix 3:00) **never been available on CD before**
  • 11. Sultanesque
  • 12. Both Ends Burning (7” Mix 3:58) **never been available on CD before**
  • 13. For Your Pleasure – Live **never been available on CD before**

CD6: Manifesto

  •  1. Manifesto
  • 2. Trash
  • 3. Angel Eyes (***rock version***)
  • 4. Still Falls The Rain
  • 5. Stronger Through The Years
  • 6. Ain’t That So
  • 7. My Little Girl
  • 8. Dance Away (***ballad Version***)
  • 9. Cry, Cry, Cry
  • 10. Spin Me Round

Bonus Tracks:

  • 11. Trash 2
  • 12. Dance Away (Single Version)
  • 13. Dance Away (Canadian Extended 12” Mix)
  • 14. Angel Eyes (Single Version)
  • 15. Angel Eyes (12” Single Version)

CD7: Flesh And Blood

  • 1. The Midnight Hour
  • 2. Oh Yeah
  • 3. Same Old Scene
  • 4. Flesh And Blood
  • 5. My Only Love
  • 6. Over You
  • 7. Eight Miles High
  • 8. Rain Rain Rain
  • 9. No Strange Delight
  • 10. Running Wild

Bonus Tracks:

  • 11. Oh Yeah (7” Version) **never been available on CD before**
  • 12. Manifesto (Remake)
  •  13. South Downs
  • 14. Lover
  • 15. Jealous Guy
  • 16. To Turn On You (1981 B-Side Version) **never been available on CD before**

CD8: Avalon

  • 1. More Than This
  • 2. The Space Between
  • 3. Avalon
  • 4. India
  • 5. While My Heart Is Still Beating
  • 6. The Main Thing
  • 7. Take A Chance With Me
  • 8. To Turn You On
  • 9. True To Life
  • 10. Tara

Bonus Tracks:

  •  11. Avalon (7” Single Version) **never been available on CD before**
  • 12. Always Unknowing
  • 13. Take A Chance With Me (7” Single Version) **never been available on CD before**
  • 14. Take A Chance With Me (USA 7” Mix) **never been available on CD before**
  • 15. The Main Thing (12” Single Version)
  • 16. The Main Thing – Remix **never been available on CD before**

 

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10 responses to Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-82 / 12 disc box set

  1. Lee says:

    there’s a VHS i have stuck away somewhere, i think it’s called Rewind. an absolutely amazing presentation of them. as they were as much a visual band as the music, it would be a great shame if the DVDs are “just” DVD Audio of the albums; footage of them would be better and greatly appreciated.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Hi Lee – It would seem a bit of a missed opportunity to create DVDs and ignore the ability to include lots of archive video. But certainly on the information so far there is no indication that any video will be included.

  2. Hedley says:

    Hard not to take this one seriously, and I will wait patiently for comments on sound quality on the CDs
    Not terribly thrilled with the DVD versions so it will come down to the issue of price
    terrific alert….thank you Paul

  3. rich says:

    no vinyl, no thanks

  4. Sergio says:

    I do not think it is possible this reissue on CD will sound better than the HDCD reissue of 1999.
    But let´s wait and see what the first comments will say.

    Will the DVD-As be multichannel? That was not mentioned, I do not think so.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      No word on 5.1 but seems unlikely…

      • Richard John says:

        Regarding multi-channel audio, at least one album – Avalon – was released in multi-channel SACD back in the day (cat. # ROXYSACD9). It’s a wonderful disc and includes a bonus track (“Always Unknowing”) in multi-channel mode only.

        Not sure the effort to multi-channel 7 more albums though.

  5. James says:

    A pointless exercise in terms of sound quality as the HDCD remasters were wonderful. Unless of course they’re remastering for loudness, distortion and no dynamics ( in the same style as the recent Nirvana Nevermind remaster) to suit the MP3/earbud generation.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Hi-res audio on the DVDs will hopefully not be loud and the fact that they are even bothering to do this suggests that we won’t get a brickwalled remaster with squashed dynamics…

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