Roxy Music are set to release newly remastered half-speed editions of their legendary self-titled debut album and its acclaimed follow-up, For Your Pleasure. Both titles received a new Half-Speed cut from Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London. To reflect the audio, the albums have had their artwork revised and given a gloss laminate finish so that each album isn’t just a record, it’s a work of art.
Roxy Music self-titled seminal early classic, first released in 1972, firmly placed Bryan Ferry and Eno at the forefront of the art-rock movementtheir penchant for glamor was showcased in the lyrics and immortalized in the 1950s-style album cover. Debuting in the UK Top 10, the album would go on to become one of the pioneering albums of the rock art of all time.
Roxy Music has been consistently praised by successive generations of critics. In 2003, rolling stone included the album at number 62 in his list of the best debut albums of all time and said, “In England in the early 70s there was nerdy art-rock and sexy glam-rock and the two seldom met. Until this disc, of course.
In 1973, Roxy Music continued its first album with At your service. This time the band was able to spend more time in the studio, which made the production values more elaborate and experimental, by Brian Eno mix of tape looping effects profusely apparent on “The Bogus Man” and “Do the Strand” has been called Roxy Music’s archetypal anthem. Rise of the charts At your service would earn the group a No. 4 position in the UK. The cover photo, taken by Karl Stoecker, featured Bryan Ferry’s girlfriend at the time, singer and model Amanda Lear, who later became Salvador Dalí’s muse.
Like with Roxy Music, for your enjoyment was widely acclaimed. In 2000, Q placed At your service at number 33 on his list of the “100 Greatest British Albums of All Time”.
Pre-order Roxy Music and At your service.
Roxy Music includes the following tracks:
“If there is anything”
“The Bob (mix)”
“Meeting by chance”
“Would you believe?”
“End of Bitters”
At your service includes the following tracks:
“Do the Strand”
“The Editions of You”
“In every dream house, a heartache”
“The Fake Man”
“The Gray Lagoons”
“At your service”