Artist: Roxy Music Title Of Album: The Best Of Year Of Release: 2001 Label: Virgin Genre: Art Rock, Pop Rock Quality: Mp3 Bitrate: 320 kbps Total Time: 01:14:21 Total Size: 188 Mb
01. Avalon 02. More Than This 03. Jealous Guy 04. Over You 05. Same Old Scene 06. Oh Yeah 07. Angel Eyes 08. Dance Away 09. Both Ends Burning 10. Love Is The Drug 11. Out Of Blue 12. All I Want Is You 13. Mother Of Pearl 14. Street Life 15. Do The Strand 16. Pyjamarama 17. Virginia Plain 18. Re-Make | Re-Model
Released to herald a reunion of the band and superseding several out-of-print predecessors, The Best of Roxy Music is an excellent summary of the group's hits and album highlights between 1972 and 1982. There are really two editions of Roxy Music, the glam rock unit that achieved widespread U.K. success from 1972 to 1975, and the more polished one that was a broader international success from 1979 to 1982. The compilers have dealt with the dichotomy and the more lasting popularity of the later recordings by presenting the compilation in reverse chronological order, so that soft rock hits like "Over You" and "Dance Away," which scored in America, come before U.K.-only hits like "Street Life" and "Virginia Plain," which rock much harder. But all the major hits are here (only a couple of less-successful British singles chart entries are missing), augmented by memorable album tracks like "Do the Strand" and "Mother of Pearl." In print or not, this is the best single-disc collection of Roxy Music, since it is more complete than earlier compilations like the 1977 Greatest Hits and 1983 The Atlantic Years (1973-1980) LPs, and, unlike later best-ofs such as Street Life: 20 Great Hits (1986), The Ultimate Collection (1988), and More Than This: The Best of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music (1995) (the latter two U.K. releases), it is not divided between Bryan Ferry solo tracks and Roxy Music ones.