Viva! (Roxy Music album)

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Viva! Roxy Music
Viva cover.jpg
Live album by Roxy Music
Released August 1976
Recorded November 1973, October 1974 and October 1975
Genre
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 October 1974 and the Wembley Arena in October 1975.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bryan Ferry except "Out of the Blue" by Ferry and Phil Manzanera.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Out of the Blue" (Newcastle City Hall, 27 or 28 October 1974[4]) 4:44
2. "Pyjamarama" (Glasgow Apollo, 2 November 1973) 3:36
3. "The Bogus Man" (Newcastle City Hall, 27 or 28 October 1974) 7:05
4. "Chance Meeting" (Glasgow Apollo, 2 November 1973) 2:58
5. "Both Ends Burning" (Wembley Empire Pool, 17 or 18 October 1975) 4:46
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "If There Is Something" (Newcastle City Hall, 27 or 28 October 1974) 10:37
2. "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" (Newcastle City Hall, 27 or 28 October 1974) 8:23
3. "Do the Strand" (Newcastle City Hall, 27 or 28 October 1974) 4:00

Personnel[edit]

Roxy Music
Additional personnel
  • 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")
  • Rick Wills - bass (credited on the album, despite not playing on any of the tracks, because he replaced John Gustafson for the USA leg of the 1975-76 tour)[5]
  • The Sirens (Doreen Chanter and 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.
  4. ^ O'Brien, John. "Viva! Roxy Music". vivaroxymusic.com. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  5. ^ O'Brien, John. "Rick Wills". vivaroxymusic.com. Retrieved 9 December 2014.