The High Road (EP)

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The High Road
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Live album by Roxy Music
Released March 1983 [1]
Recorded 30 August 1982
The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland
Genre
Length 26:38
Label Polygram (UK)
Warner Brothers (US)
Producer Rhett Davies, Robin Nash, Roxy Music
Roxy Music chronology
Avalon
(1982)
The High Road
(1983)
Street Life: 20 Great Hits
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau B+[4]

The High Road is a live EP by the British band Roxy Music. Recorded at the Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland on 30 August 1982 during the band's Avalon tour,[2] 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 was also included, originally released on his 1978 album The Bride Stripped Bare. The EP reached number 26 on the UK Album Charts.[5]

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. So far, none of the recordings on this EP have been issued on CD. While the same songs were released on the full length live CD Heart Still Beating (1990) they were different performances from a different location than those from The High Road EP.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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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Additional personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate. p. 931. ISBN 1-84195-860-3. 
  2. ^ a b 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. ^ "UK Top 40 Hit Database". Retrieved 2008-06-07.