Roxy Music‘s greatest hits album ‘The Best Of Roxy Music’ is set to be reissued on vinyl for the very first time.
Originally released in 2001, the 18-track collection includes classic singles such as ‘More Than This’ (1982), ‘Over You’ (1980) ‘Angel Eyes’ (1979) and the Bryan Ferry-fronted group’s 1981 cover of John Lennon‘s ‘Jealous Guy’.
The record will arrive on 2LP 180-gram black vinyl and limited yellow vinyl D2C exclusive editions on September 2 via Virgin/UMC.
Both versions boast restored and enhanced artwork and lyrics, and have been remastered at half-speed by Miles Showell at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios. You can pre-order your copy here.
‘The Best Of Roxy Music’ will be released on vinyl ahead of Roxy Music’s first UK shows in over a decade, which are due to take place in October. The concerts will mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut album.
For the first time on vinyl, The Best Of Roxy Music. With enhanced artwork, the 2LP set is available in black or limited edition clear yellow vinyl from select retailers. Released September 2, but available to pre-order now at https://t.co/AbDICO79JV pic.twitter.com/qouupe335k
— Roxy Music (@roxymusic) July 5, 2022
A run of North American dates is scheduled to run throughout September – you can see the full live itinerary below, and find any remaining tickets (UK) here.
7 – Toronto, Scotiabank Arena
9 – Washington DC, Capital One Arena
12 – New York, Madison Square Garden
15 – Philadephia, Wells Fargo Center
17 – Boston, TD Garden
19 – Chicago, United Center
21 – Austin, Moody CEnter
23 – Dallas, American Airlines Center
26 – San Francisco, Chase Center
28 – Los Angeles, The Forum
10 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro
12 – Manchester, AO Arena
14 – London, The O2
Discussing Roxy Music’s self-titled debut LP ahead of its landmark birthday, NME wrote: “After being fired as a ceramics teacher for singing in the classroom, Bryan Ferry, a fine art grad from County Durham, auditioned to sing in the London prog-rock band King Crimson. Though his voice wasn’t a fit, the band’s Robert Fripp was impressed all the same, and suggested that Ferry give E.G. Records a call if he ever formed his own band.”
Back in 2019, Bryan Ferry reunited with some of his Roxy Music bandmates for the group’s first performance in eight years as part of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.