Viva! (Roxy Music album)

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Viva! Roxy Music
Live album by Roxy Music
Released August 1976
Recorded November 1973, November 1974 and October 1975
Genre Art rock, glam rock
Length 46:15
Label Island
Producer Chris Thomas
Roxy Music chronology
Siren
(1975)
Viva! Roxy Music
(1976)
Roxy Music Greatest Hits
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (B)[3]

Viva! Roxy Music was the first live Roxy Music album. It was released in August 1976 and was recorded at three venues over a period of three years (1973-1975). The recordings were from the band's shows at the Apollo in Glasgow in November 1973, City Hall at Newcastle in November 1974 and the Wembley Arena in October 1975.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bryan Ferry except as indicated.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Out of the Blue" (Ferry, Phil Manzanera) 4:44
2. "Pyjamarama"   3:36
3. "The Bogus Man"   7:05
4. "Chance Meeting"   2:58
5. "Both Ends Burning"   4:46
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "If There Is Something"   10:37
2. "In Every Dream Home a Heartache"   8:23
3. "Do the Strand"   4:00

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • John Gustafson - bass on "Both Ends Burning"
  • John Wetton - bass on "Out of the Blue," "The Bogus Man," "If There Is Something," "In Every Dream Home a Heartache," and "Do The Strand"
  • Sal Maida - bass on "Pyjamarama" and "Chance Meeting"
  • The Sirens (Doreen Chanter, Jacqui Sullivan) - background vocals on "Both Ends Burning"

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1976 Billboard Pop Albums 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "allmusic ((( Viva! > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "Roxy Music". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004. pg. 705, cited March 17, 2010
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Roxy Music". robertchristgau.com, Retrieved on March 17, 2010.