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Roxy Music

Roxy Music

180gram audiophile vinyl lp faithfully reproduced according to the original packaging specifications the selftitled first roxy music album opens with what seems to be a ambient recording from a cafe glasses clinking low talking and so on it sets up a mood of casual elegance that the band explored throughout their career from sophisticated glamour all the way through decadence the first song 'remake remodel' becomes after the cafe introduction a punchy rock track that mixes an insistent rhythm section andrew mackay's saxophone playing and bryan ferry's unmistakable voice into a cultured warble the song's 'chorus' by the way is 'cpl 593h' the license plate number of a car roxy music's early work is a strange hybrid of glam rock cocktail jazz and english music hall the band has a joke at the expense of each and is clearly enjoying themselves other standouts include the classics 'virginia plain' and '2hb' the first was the band's first single and arguably the most successful song from their early period with catchy lyrics a fabulous bridge section and a beat you can dance to the second is a ballad inspired by the film casablanca featuring a bubbling synthesizer and saxophone under ferry's 'here's looking at you kid' chorus this is a mustown

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