Marking the very first time an all-career-spanning ROXY MUSIC collection has been made available on vinyl, The Best Of Roxy Music will be released this September 2, 2022. This iconic collection of songs will be available on 2LP 180-gram black vinyl and limited yellow vinyl D2C exclusive editions. Both include restored and enhanced artwork, lyrics, and have been remastered at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Pre-order The Best Of Roxy Music HERE.
Since their inception in 1972, multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Roxy Music has left an indelible mark on the worlds of music, fashion, and art, merging the three with a singular and astonishing vision that brought them immediately, global success. Today they are regarded as one of the most influential bands of all time, whose music and iconic imagery continue to inspire new generations of artists.
Arranged in reverse-chronological order, The Best Of Roxy Music track listing bookends their peerless recording career. The set opens with “Avalon” and “More Than This,” two iconic compositions that propelled the band’s final album to multi-platinum success. “More Than This” alone has garnered more than 123 million streams. Elsewhere, songs like “Love Is The Drug” and “Angel Eyes” pioneered a new fusion of rock and disco; “Do The Strand” and “Street Life” blurred the lines between genres, and “Re-Make/Re-Model” and “Virginia Plain” at once birthed and defined the art-rock movement and influenced more than one generation of aspiring young musicians – from St. Vincent, Sex Pistols and Grace Jones, to Duran Duran, CHIC, Franz Ferdinand and countless others. Of course, also included are the all-time great ballads “Oh Yeah!,”: Dance Away,” and “Over You” and their sensitive interpretation of John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy” – a UK No. 1 for the band in 1981. Intense and emotive, these 18 songs capture the wide-screen vision of Roxy Music’s restless creativity across eight classic studio albums, recorded between 1972-1982.