Roxy Music Live 2001 Press Release - Wed 16th Apr

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Roxy Music Live 2001 Press Release
16 April 2003


Press Release

2 June 2003

"Wonderful art rock and pop enmeshed in a scream of caterwauling guitars, squawking wind instrurments and washes of electronica... Roxy Music surprising us again."

Roxy Music Live is a double CD of 22 glorious live tracks and one DVD track from the critically acclaimed 2001 Roxy Music 50 date world tour. The album, released on 2 June by Eagle Records, `thrillingly' captures a band that, despite an absence of 18 years, has lost none of its magic or ability to entrance and bewilder. Original band members, Bryan Ferry; Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay and Paul Thompson delivered a two hour show which is literally inimitable - style, glamour, romance mixed with innovative music, dazzling virtuosity and killer melodies for the 21 st century: Roxy Music Live captures it all.

In the summer of 2001 Roxy Music took to the stage in Dublin for their first gig in 18 years and yet, as one critic put it, "you forgot that they ever went away." The four band members were superbly supported by a cast of five musicians and two dancers: ensuring that all five senses were drenched in Roxy Music..ness.

The 22 tracks on the album are taken from 16 different cities around the world, representing the best version of the song selected from 49 recorded gigs. Classics, many from the first three albums, such as 'in Every Dream Home a Heartache', `Ladytron', 'Re-make/Re-Model', `Mother of Pearl' are here on the album sparkling with a freshness that startles. Roxy Music Live was mixed by Bob Clearmountain, mastered by Bob Ludwig and co-produced by Rhett Davies, all longtime Roxy collaborators.

The tracklisting for the double CD is:

Disc One
Remake/Remodel (Detroit)
Street Life (Hamburg)
Ladytron (Milan)
While My Heart is Still Beating(Glasgow)
Out of the Blue (Manchester)
A Song for Europe (Perth)
My Only Love (Stuttgart)
In Every Dream Home A Heartache(Antwerp)
Oh Yeah (Detroit)
Both Ends Burning (Milan)
Tara (Toronto)

Disc Two
More Than This (Tokyo)
If There Is Something (Birmingham)
Mother of Pearl (Vienna)
Avalon (Hammersmith)
Dance Away (Adelaide)
Jealous Guy (Birmingham)
Editions of You (Perth)
Virginia Plain (Stuttgart)
Love is the Drug (Perth)
Do The Strand (Vancouver)
For Your Pleasure (Adelaide)

The DVD track is `Both Ends Burning' taken from `Boxy Music Live At the Apollo' DVD released last year.

Roxy Music Live is a potent reminder of just why this band has always and remains to this day hugely influential - it is not about nostalgia, it's about great original music presented by a band that is timeless and unique. Roxy Music - for our pleasure.

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