Greatest Hits (Roxy Music album)

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Roxy Music Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedNovember 1, 1977 (1977-11-01)[1]
Recorded1972-1975
Genre
Length45:18
LabelAtco
ProducerRoxy 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[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone5/5 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauA[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 on 7" 45 RPM single and the 2012 box set The Complete Studio Recordings. "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. The version of "Pyjamarama" on this collection is a remix of the original 1973 single which is also available on The Complete Studio Recordings.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bryan Ferry except as noted.

Side one
No.TitleNotesLength
1."Virginia Plain"from "Virginia Plain" A-side single, 19722:55
2."Do the Strand"from For Your Pleasure, 19734:00
3."All I Want Is You"from Country Life, 19742:53
4."Out of the Blue" (Ferry, Phil Manzanera)from Country Life, 19744:42
5."Pyjamarama"Remix of "Pyjamarama" A-side single, 19732:50
6."Editions of You"from For Your Pleasure, 19733:45
Side two
No.TitleNotesLength
1."Love Is the Drug"from Siren, 19754:05
2."Mother of Pearl" (edit)from Stranded, 19736:45
3."A Song for Europe" (Ferry, Mackay)from Stranded, 19735:45
4."The Thrill of It All" (edit)from Country Life, 19744:20
5."Street Life"from Stranded, 19733:21

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 – Roxy Music". 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.