“I loved American music. From the age of about 10, every week you’d discover somebody new. I was very much into jazz. You know how English people are; there’s a certain amount of musical snobbery. I mean, I loved Little Richard and Fats Domino, but when I heard Charlie Parker for the first time, this was something I really loved, and nobody else who I knew knew anything about him. It’s good to have your private obsessions.” — Bryan Ferry*
“Roxy Music has revisited their 1972 self-titled debut album with a 45th anniversary reissue packed with unreleased demos, outtakes, radio sessions and more. ROXY MUSIC—45TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION is out now in a variety of formats, including a 3CD/DVD super deluxe edition that also comes with a 136-page book.”**
The DVD includes video footage of “Would You Believe,” “If There is Something,” “Sea Breezes,” and “Virginia Plain” filmed in 1972 at Bataclan.
Roxy Music, from left: Paul Thompson, Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, and Brian Eno. Image courtesy Roxy Music and the BBC.