The High Road (EP)

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The High Road
The High Road (Roxy Music EP - cover art).jpg
Live album by
ReleasedMarch 1983 (1983-03) [1]
Recorded30 August 1982
VenueThe Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland
Genre
Length26:38
Label
ProducerRhett Davies, Robin Nash, Roxy Music
Roxy Music chronology
Avalon
(1982)
The High Road
(1983)
Street Life: 20 Great Hits
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauB+[4]

The High Road is a live EP by the English rock band Roxy Music. Recorded at the Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland on 30 August 1982 during the band's Avalon tour,[5] it features four tracks. Two of the songs are covers, including Roxy Music's no.1 hit version of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy" and Neil Young's "Like A Hurricane". A Bryan Ferry solo effort "Can't Let Go" was also included, originally released on his 1978 album The Bride Stripped Bare, with the remaining track being a version of "My Only Love" from Flesh + Blood, with an extended instrumental section. The EP reached number 26 on the UK Album Charts.[6]

Despite sharing the same title and cover art, there are no recordings on this album in common with the High Road videocassette/DVD, which was recorded in Frejus, France on 27 August 1982. The four songs from the EP appeared on the live CD Heart Still Beating (1990) mixed with the rest of the songs from the Frejus concert.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Can't Let Go" (Bryan Ferry)5:29
2."My Only Love" (Ferry)7:23
3."Like a Hurricane" (Neil Young)7:36
4."Jealous Guy" (John Lennon)6:10

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate. p. 931. ISBN 1-84195-860-3.
  2. ^ Allender, Mark W. B. "allmusic ((( The High Road > 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. ^ "allmusic (((The High Road > Overview)))". Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
  6. ^ "UK Top 40 Hit Database". Retrieved 2008-06-07.