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‘Roxymphony’ DVD changed to NTSC

The recently announced Roxymphony CD+DVD deluxe set from Roxy Music legends Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera will now feature a DVD in the NTSC format, to allow US fans to enjoy the video content on the second disc.

This set, which features re-imaginings’ of Roxy Music classics performed live on stage with Andy, Phil and an orchestra, was going to include a PAL DVD but Phil Manzanera himself intervened, stopped production, and insisted this was changed to ensure everyone could enjoy it, regardless of where they lived.

For the uninitiated, NTSC DVDs will play worldwide, while PAL is incompatible with TVs in North America. The DVD is region 0, which means it is region-free and will play on any DVD player.

SDE is delighted to be offering exclusive signed copies of this deluxe CD+DVD set –  which come packaged as a hardcover 20-page book – via the SDE shop. The release date is 6 December 2019, so everyone should have this in good time for Christmas.

Speaking of which, don’t forget about festive ‘Players’ Christmas album on CD from 1989 signed by both Andy and Phil. This features traditional carols performed on acoustic instruments.

Roxymphony CD +DVD deluxe

CD

1. SONG FOR EUROPE
2. OUT OF THE BLUE
3. IN EVERY DREAM HOME A HEARTACHE
4. BITTER SWEET
5. MORE THAN THIS
6. SENTIMENTAL FOOL
7. LOVE IS THE DRUG
8. TARA

DVD (NTSC, Region 0)

1. SONG FOR EUROPE
2. OUT OF THE BLUE
3. BITTER SWEET
4. MORE THAN THIS
5. IN EVERY DREAM HOME A HEARTACHE
6. SENTIMENTAL FOOL
7. TARA

BONUS TRACKS

8. LOVE IS THE DRUG (Valedictory Version)
9. MORE THAN THIS (Pastoral Version)

The Players / Christmas

1. The Holly and the Ivy
2. In Dulci Jubilo/I Saw Three Ships
3. Good King Wenceslas
4. O Little Town of Bethlehem
5. Angels from the Realms of Glory
6. In the Bleak Midwinter
7. While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks
8. As with Gladness
9. We Three Kings
10. Little Jesus Sweetly Sleep (Rocking Carol)
11. The Holly Bears the Berry
12. Coventry Carol
13. Away in a Manger
14. The First Noel
15. Joy of the World
16. The Holly and the Ivy
17. Ding Dong Merrily on High
18. On Christmas Night (Sussesx Carol)
19. Jingle Bells
20. Here We Come A-Wassailing
21. Past Three O’Clock
22. The Rising of the Sun
23. Once in Royal David City
24. O Come All Ye Faithful
25. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
26. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
27. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
28. Silent Night
29. O Come All Ye Faithful
30. The Boar’s Head Carol
31. Deck the Hall’s
32. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
33. The Holly and the Ivy

 

14 responses to ‘Roxymphony’ DVD changed to NTSC

  1. Simon Curtiss says:

    Ah the good old “Not Twice the Same Colour” format.
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    (or I suppose it should be “Color”)

  2. Roel Glas says:

    Not wishing to upset our American/Canadian friends. I’m happy for you that this is now being released in NTSC format but this has been a bugbear of mine for many a year. Everyone knows the PAL colour format is second to none yet most music DVDs continue to be released in the inferior NTSC format.
    Why is it that global televisions manufacturers such as Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, LG etc manufacture PAL colour TVs for Europe & Australia that will play Pal as well as NTSC yet their NTSC models made for the US/Canada market won’t play PAL?? (even though the models are virtually identical)
    Confused?

    • Mark says:

      Hello from New York City. I’ll cop to being a bit baffled by this conversation, mainly because, with the multi-region DVD players I’ve owned, I’ve never had issues playing and watching PAL DVDs on my [American-made] TVs. Whether Sony, Panasonic or Samsung, PAL DVDs have always played fine. In fact, if I had to guess, I’d say that more than half the DVDs on my shelves are PAL, and not NTSC. Confused, you ask? Plenty!

    • Dean says:

      Couldn’t the whole thing have been avoided if they used Blu-Ray instead of DVD?

    • Paul Taylor says:

      Frequency
      PAL = 60Hz
      NTSC=50Hz
      I believe that’s linked to electricity supply. Why NTSC works on PAL TVs I can’t tell you but that’s the basic reason, apparently

  3. Glenn says:

    That’s nice that they would do that. Wish other groups would do the same. Madness is an example where all their EU-released DVDs are PAL. I had to order the Madstock DVD from Brazil to get a copy in NTSC. Otherwise I have to watch their DVDs on my PC. Would love to get their videos on an NTSC DVD.

  4. David says:

    There. Is. A. God. (Perhaps – perhaps – someone from the Mackay / Manzanera camp saw our dialogue about PAL vs. NTSC).

  5. Don Schouest says:

    Holy Holly! I’ve had the Christmas CD for years and it is a favorite of mine for family gatherings at Christmas but I don’t think I ever looked at the credits. Thanks guys for all of the good times!

  6. Kauwgompie says:

    Thanks Paul. In the track listing you forgot to change PAL to NTSC. That may confuse some.

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