Roxy Music EP DVD - Tue 18th Feb

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Roxy Music EP DVD
18 February 2003

By John O'Brien

Classic Pictures are to release some of the classic footage from Roxy Music's peformances on the German TV show Musikladen from 1973 & 1974.

The featured tracks are Virginia Plain, Do The Strand & All I Want Is You. This is some of the earliest footage of Roxy Music on DVD.

Their classic debut single 'Virginia Plain' & 'For Your Pleasure's' 'Do The Strand' feature the original line up of Roxy with the enigmatic Eno as camp as a row of pink tents and frontman Bryan Ferry's voice as mannered as ever. 'All I Want Is You' from Roxy's fourth album has Eno replaced with the young Eddie Jobson on violin & keyboards.

This low cost DVD has some added extras:

The POP UP DVD section replays the 3 tracks in a smaller screen within a frame as information on the songs and band pass across the screen. (I noticed some of their research has been done at

The Preview section shows 30 second clips from other titles in the Classic Pictures DVD EP series:

Deep Purple, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, Joe Cocker, Cliff Richard, The Who, The Beach Boys, Rod Stewart, The Kinks, The Small Faces, Manfred Mann, The Hollies, Canned Heat, Ike & Tina Turner, Procul Harum, Status Quo, The Byrds, The Easybeats, T.Rex, The Moddy Blues, Let It Rock (Various artists compilation), So You Wanna Be A Rock'n'Roll Star (Various artists compilation), Wild Thing (Various artists '60s compilation), Get It On (Various artists compilation which includes some Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music footage)

The DVD Juke Box Section has 10 tracks of other artists:

1 Leon Russell - Delta Lady
2 Steve Marriott - What Ya Gonna Do About It
3 Doro Pesch & Warlock - Burning The witches
4 Alexis Korner - Hochie Coochie Man
5 Procul Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pearl
6 Jack Bruce - Sunshime Of Your Love
7 Edgar Winter - Free Ride
8 Big Country - Look Away
9 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Here Comes The Sun
10 Rick Wakeman - Reprise From The Forest

The DVD is an all region format which will benefit the USA market as the previous releases of this footage have been on region 2. At £7.99 you can't go wrong with a DVD at this price and despite the low cost, the cover artwork featuring a shot from the Travel Inn session in USA 1974, is up there with any full priced DVD. A nice touch is that the disc label is printed to resemble a 45 RPM single. The soundtrack has been digitally re-mastered and has an audio choice of 5.1 Dolby Digital or 5.1 DTS

Roxy fans of this era should find something of interest in the 10 tracks available in the DVD juke box section which go towards making up a total running time of over 70 minutes.

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