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Roxy Music release an expanded edition of their ground-breaking debut album to mark its 45th anniversary. The 2CD package features rare and previously unavailable material never-heard-before outside of Roxy’s inner circle, including tracks taken from the band’s John Peel Radio Session (1972) and their BBC “In Concert” performance from Paris Theatre (1972).
- Product Dimensions : 5.63 x 5.16 x 0.55 inches; 5.5 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Virgin
- Original Release Date : 2018
- Date First Available : December 7, 2017
- Label : Virgin
- ASIN : B077Y6QZWX
- Number of discs : 2
- Best Sellers Rank: #145,378 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2021
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By Ty Farnsworth on December 7, 2021
This was always my favorite Roxy Music album (came out of the gates with a huge burst of energy). With these BBC recordings we get to hear a variety of performances - some earlier and less polished, some more extended, all sounding good. "2HB" is perhaps my favorite prog rock song of all time (the layered sax instrumental in its middle is absolutely timeless and placeless), so hearing a live version on disc 2 is sublime.
Oh, and the little hard bound book it is presented in is top notch, including all the appropriate music credits and 22 pages of (long and detailed!) essay and photos.
Also this remastering brings up the micro dynamics I've loved at all the Roxy shows, the kind that you feel in the center of your chest and blows you back into your seat during the refrain, and ALL OF IT with an airy depth that has me hooked again on the sound of instruments in real space. IF you're a Roxy fan ( and face it: Most Americans are not) you will appreciate what has been done with this recording. I hope they give Country Life and Stranded the same treatment!
Oh, and some trivia: Bowie's Ziggy Stardust was released the same day.
Equipment: Early Rotel RCD 945AX, a Technics vintage SA505 with 63 watts continous connected with Kimber PBJ entry level interconnect, and Boston Acoustic A26 bookshelf speakers about 10 feet and canyed slightly inward
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So, the classic Roxy Music radio sessions still sound better on old bootlegs - what kind of idiot signed this off to be 'mastered' like that?