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Roxy Music


Crossover Prog

3.78 | 67 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars This is one of the best remastered live albums I've ever listened to and my introduction to the world of Roxy Music. The sound recording is extremely clear, no many live albums are so well recorded!

And so, it's easy for me to say that is an exciting record, which captures all the emotions people should have felt listening to such a band's shows during the half of the 70s. Here you can hear also the great contribution provided by the virtuousisms of Eddie Jobson, as a modern Paganini on electric violin. Jobson demonstrates himself also as an excellent keyboard player. After these years with Roxy Music he'll show all his abilities in the Jethro Tull's Slipstream show!

I like the deep vocals of Brian Ferry, sophisticated, BAROQUE and powerful at the same time. Electric guitar, drums and bass are all captivating and nervous but never exaggerated.

My favourite numbers here are the opener Out of the Blue, Pyjamarama, Both Ends Burning and the long If there is Something (10,37 mns).

Surely a live record it's right and proper to recommend to all prog-lovers.I was right to follow those suggestions too!

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |


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