Greatest Hits (Roxy Music album)

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Roxy Music Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Roxy Music
Released November 1, 1977 (1977-11-01)[1]
Recorded 1972-1975
Genre Art rock, glam rock
Length 45:18
Label Atco
Producer Roxy Music, Chris Thomas, John Punter, Peter Sinfield, John Anthony
Roxy Music chronology
Viva!
(1976)
Roxy Music Greatest Hits
(1977)
Manifesto
(1979)
Singles from Roxy Music Greatest Hits
  1. "Virginia Plain (reissue)"
    Released: October 22, 1977 (1977-10-22)[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 5/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau (A)[4]

Greatest Hits is Roxy Music's first standard "greatest hits" compilation album, issued after Roxy Music went on hiatus. The edited version of "The Thrill of It All" is unique to this release, while the single version (3:20) is available only on 7" 45 RPM single. "Mother of Pearl" is an edit in that it does not crossfade into the next song, as it does on Stranded, the album on which it originally appeared.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bryan Ferry except as noted.

Side one
No. Title Notes Length
1. "Virginia Plain"   from "Virginia Plain" A-side single, 1972 2:55
2. "Do the Strand"   from For Your Pleasure, 1973 4:00
3. "All I Want Is You"   from Country Life, 1974 2:53
4. "Out of the Blue" (Ferry, Phil Manzanera) from Country Life, 1974 4:42
5. "Pyjamarama"   from "Pyjamarama" A-side single, 1973 2:50
6. "Editions of You"   from For Your Pleasure, 1973 3:45
Side two
No. Title Notes Length
1. "Love Is the Drug"   from Siren, 1975 4:05
2. "Mother of Pearl" (edit) from Stranded, 1973 6:45
3. "A Song for Europe" (Ferry, Mackay) from Stranded, 1973 5:45
4. "The Thrill of It All" (edit) from Country Life, 1974 4:20
5. "Street Life"   from Stranded, 1973 3:21

Personnel[edit]

Roxy Music
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Peak
Position
1977 UK Albums Chart 20[1] (11 weeks)
Year Single Chart Peak
Position
1977 "Virginia Plain" UK Singles Chart 11[1]

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
BPI – UK Gold 13 January 1978 (1978-01-13)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Official Charts Company". Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Thompson, Dave. "allmusic ((( Greatest Hits > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "Roxy Music". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004. pg. 705, cited March 17, 2010
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Roxy Music". robertchristgau.com, Retrieved on March 17, 2010.
  5. ^ "BPI Certified Awards". Retrieved 22 June 2014.