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Roxy Music - Live at the Apollo


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Product Details

  • Actors: Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry
  • Format: Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 8, 2003
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009QG73
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,459 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • Songs: Re-Make/Re-Model, Street Life, Ladytron, While My Heart Is Still Beating, Out of the Blue, A Song for Europe, My Only Love, In Every Dream Home a Heartache, Oh Yeah!, Both Ends Burning, Tara, Mother of Pearl, Avalon, Dance Away, Jealous Guy, Editions of You, Virginia Plain, Love Is the Drug, Do the Strand, For Your Pleasure
  • Special Documentary with Press Conferences, Interviews and Rehearsal Footage

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Recorded live at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, Roxy Music performs their greatest hits, fronted by the always mesmerizing Bryan Ferry with original band members Andy MacKay and Phil Manzanera. Spend a glamorous, glorious evening with the band that defined modern musical romance, heartbreak and grace. Songs: Re- Make/Re-Model, Street Life, Ladytron, While My Heart Is Still Beating, Out of the Blue, A Song for Europe, My Only Love, In Every Dream Home a Heartache, Oh Yeah!, Both Ends Burning, Tara, Mother of Pearl, Avalon, Dance Away, Jealous Guy, Editions of You, Virginia Plain, Love Is the Drug, Do the Strand, For Your Pleasure.

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Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera mused in a 2003 interview about being "considered old dogs that were about to be shot and put out of their misery" before the band embarked on this 2001 tour, their first in some 18 years. He needn't have worried. Manzanera and fellow original members Bryan Ferry and Andy Mackay, joined by an array of excellent musicians, singers, and even dancers, are in fine fettle for this 110-minute London concert (a documentary is also included). It certainly helps to have a clutch of stylish, appealing songs available, ranging from early hits like "Virginia Plain" and "Do the Strand" to later fare like the seductive "Avalon" and "Dance Away." OK, so the urbane, ever-dapper Ferry may not be the world's greatest singer, and these tunes are hardly world-changers... but with Roxy Music it's all about the vibe, and these folks have it in spades. Cheers, fellows. --Sam Graham

Customer Reviews

This DVD is highly recommended for all Roxy Music lovers everywhere!!
R. Max Totten
The songs to me sound as good as or, in some cases, better than the original studio recordings.
Todd Strickland
This is still the best concert DVD I have ever watched, and I've seen maybe a hundred.
Craig Connell

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Hawley VINE VOICE on April 2, 2004
Format: DVD
Without rehashing the astute comments of other reviewers, here's what your 20 plus bucks will get you: One of the absolute best (in every way) concerts ever captured on film, bar none! From the material selected (Ferry said that he had a "short list of 50 songs" from which this final list emerged) to the stage set; from the DTS/Dolby surround mix to the camera work; from the audience/band rapport to the incredible musicianship, this has it all.
As good as Roxy Music's studio recordings are, they could never match the live performance, and this DVD is proof positive (compare, for example, the original version of 'Mother of Pearl' to this one). I caught Bryan Ferry in concert about 10 years ago (with Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay and drummer Andy Newmark), and as good as it was, this concert was better. With four of the original members (including drummer Paul Thompson) augmented by equally talented support musicians Colin Good (piano), Zev Katz (bass), Lucy Wilkins (violin, keyboards and synth) and Julia Thornton (percussion, keyboards and vibraphone), the result is nearly magical. Flawless musicianship, exhuberant stage dynamics and thrilling versions of great songs make this an almost life-affirming experience. (Good, Katz and Thornton were part of the small orchestral backing group Ferry used in his 'Bryan Ferry in Concert-Live in Paris' release of 2000)
While some may quibble about the song selections (I would like to have seen 'Angel Eyes' included), to see and hear musicians of this calibre whenever the mood strikes (which for me is daily) is something special. It is impossible to recommend this DVD too highly.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 2003
Format: DVD
I put the DVD into the player with some trepidation. Loved Roxy at their peak in the Seventies and Eighties, but hadn't heard from / of them for the best part of 15 years. I needn't have worried one bit. The Man and the Band are in fine form, both visually and sonically, and perform truly first rate renditions of their best album and single tracks in this 2001 concert recording.

If you weren't a big Roxy fan, there will be a few unfamiliar tunes during the first half of the disc, but keep watching as the second half is basically a back-to-back Greatest Hits sequence and is a real treat for everybody. And talk about hits, what truly great hits they were indeed. Innovative, catchy and supremely well-crafted, they have stood the test of time very well, which is more than can be said about the music from most other "visual" bands of the era. From the lilting Avalon, through the addictive Love Is The Drug and the slightly manic Street Life, this is British pop/rock of the highest caliber. The lucky London Apollo audience certainly had a good time, and so did I! Why I even caught a glimpse of Mr. Ferry smiling a couple of times!

Video production and audio quality are also excellent, though to split hairs, I would have liked more than one "overhead flying camera" route, and from memory, the lead vocals were a little more upfront in the original renditions. This can be easily rectified by increasing center channel volume in a surround sound setup. Pan-and-Scan viewers will experience exceptional camera framing, while Wide-screen viewers will feel more immersed in the entire concert atmosphere. As a personal observation, I found the drum sound a little "soft" (intentionally perhaps, for that Seventies sound?), with less transients than other recent recordings.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Klein HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 16, 2003
Format: DVD
Thomas Wolfe and his famous You Can't Go Home Again spring to mind when you think of bands trying to relive their glory years. Roxy Music and this video are an exception. I went to go see them during this tour with a bit of hesitation. While I love the band, the last tour I saw them on for Avalon was not the best; it looked like they were sleep walking through the performances. The video of that performance was pretty bad as well; the quality and the direction were just not up to snuff.
This time they get it right. While Eno's stage presence is missed (he was never much of a musician compared to the others in the band), the musicians fleshing out the original remaining quartet (the amazing Paul Thompson is back on drums in addition to Andy MacKay on sax, Phil Manzanera on guitar and, of course, Bryan Ferry on occasional keyboards, harmonica and lead vocals)do a great job of helping to recreate the band's studio and concert sound. I only saw Roxy one time with Eddie Jobson and can attest that, yes, they were amazing. On the other hand, this line up more than makes up for his absence. Lucy Wilkins manages to recreate Jobson's key moments on electric violin but she also adds touches of her own on Dance Away (not always my fav Roxy song nor the band's as its no challenge to peform in concert).
Unlike the recent CD release (which is also very good), this is all taken from one venue not pieced together from various performances around the world. The result is that the show has more continuity in the performance than the piece meal approach.
The song selection is fairly strong with the focus on the band's singles and strongest album tracks. Sure there are audience favs missing (and some of the song list was drawn from a survey that Phil Manzanera had on his website) but, on the whole, the song selection is very, very good.
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