445th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition 3CD, DVD & Book Box Set!
Album Remixed In 5.1 By Steven Wilson!
Includes Previously Unheard Material!
The 1972 debut album by the glam/art rock band hit #10 in the UK
charts. The band's glamorous style was showcased in the lyrics and the 1950's
style album cover. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine picked the album as number 62
in its list of the best debut albums of all time.
Every so often an album comes along that changes not just the rules but the
game, opening new possibilities for music. In America in the late 1960s, The
Velvet Underground & Nico was one such record. And in Britain, released on June
16, 1972, the self-titled debut album by Roxy Music would be another.
From the first lines of the opening track, "Re-Make/Re-Model" -- "I tried, but I
could not find a way, looking back all I did was look away" -- to the final
"Should make the cognoscenti think" lyric of the closing song, "Bitters End," it
was immediately clear that Roxy Music's first record was an album like no other.
By the time the album was released, the band had fewer than ten gigs to their
name, they had no two tracks in their repertoire that were alike, and critics
simply couldn't pin down their influences. As Richard Williams said at the time
in Melody Maker, "If Roxy Music go very much further, they'll be one of the
great success stories of modern times."
45 years later, with the group's involvement, we get an opportunity to assess
the album and listen as Roxy evolved and developed. The 3CD/DVD Roxy Music box
set provides a thrilling insight into the world of Roxy Music in 1971/1972,
starting with the demo tape that caught the attention of writer Richard Williams
that ultimately led to their deal with EG Management and then Island Records.
Included are the John Peel BBC Sessions which saw the group honing their craft
as they prepared to record their debut album. The second CD in the set captures
something very special with unheard glimpses into Roxy's working methods in the
studio. Alternate session versions are offered for every album track, plus their
first single, "Virginia Plain."
The original album is presented in the 1999 Bob Ludwig master, while the
remainder of the audio has been mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road
The set's DVD includes promos and BBC TV appearances, as well as rare footage of
Roxy at the Bataclan Club in Paris in November 1972, the only surviving visual
document of this line-up live on stage. To round off the audio/visual elements
of the set, lifetime admirer Steven Wilson has mixed the album into 5.1 DTS
96/24 and Dolby AC3 Sound.
The box set also contains a 136-page book, featuring many rare and previously
unpublished photographs and an essay by aforementioned Guardian journalist and
author Richard Williams, the man who first wrote about the group in Melody Maker
Roxy Music release an expanded edition of their ground-breaking debut album to
mark its 45th anniversary.
This Super Deluxe Edition includes rare and previously unavailable material
never-heard-before outside of Roxy's inner circle. Audio includes the original
album, BBC Sessions & In Concert performance, 1971 demo tape and 'In-Session'
performances. DVD includes an unreleased Bataclan Paris performance (1972), UK
TV performances and 5.1 album mix. Package also includes a 136 page hard-cover
book including unseen photographers and memorabilia.
• 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box Set
• 3CD & 1DVD
• Previously unheard material
• Original 1971 demos
• Original album plus alternative takes
• The BBC Sessions
• DVD: Region All
• Rare video footage
• 5.1 album mix by Steven Wilson (5.1 DTS 96/24 and Dolby AC3 Sound)
• 136-page hardback book with an essay by Richard Williams, including many rare
and unpublished photographs
• Made in Czech Republic
CD 1 - The Album:
3. If There is Something
4. Virginia Plain
5. 2 HB
6. The BOB (Medley)
7. Chance Meeting
8. Would You Believe?
9. Sea Breezes
10. Bitters End
CD 2 - Demos & Out-Takes:
Early Demos - May '71
2. 2 HB
3. Chance Meeting
4. The BOB (Medley)
Album Out-Takes (March 1972):
8. If There Is Something
9. 2 HB
10. The BOB (Medley)
11. Chance Meeting
12. Would You Believe?
13. Sea Breezes
14. Bitters End
15. Virginia Plain
CD 3 - The BBC Sessions:
The Peel Sessions January 4, 1972
1. If There Is Something
2. The BOB (Medley)
3. Would You Believe?
4. Sea Breezes
The Peel Sessions May 23, 1972
6. 2 HB
8. Chance Meeting
The Peel Sessions July 18, 1972
9. Virginia Plain
BBC In Concert August 3, 1972
10. The BOB (Medley)
11. Sea Breezes
12. Virginia Plain
13. Chance Meeting
1. Re-Make/Re-Model (The Royal College Of Art, June 6, 1972)
2. Ladytron (The Old Grey Whistle Test, June 20, 1972)
3. Virginia Plain (Top Of The Pops, August 24, 1972)
4. Re-Make/Re-Model (Full House, November 25, 1972)
5. Ladytron (Full House, November 25, 1972)
6. Would You Believe? (French TV, Bataclan, Paris, November 26, 1972)
7. If There Is Something (French TV, Bataclan, Paris, November 26, 1972)
8. Sea Breezes (French TV, Bataclan, Paris, November 26, 1972)
9. Virginia Plain (French TV, Bataclan, Paris, November 11, 1972)