Viva! (Roxy Music album)

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Viva! Roxy Music
Viva cover.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedAugust 1976
RecordedNovember 1973, October 1974 and October 1975
ProducerChris Thomas
Roxy Music chronology
Viva! Roxy Music
Roxy Music Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2/5 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 in the United Kingdom between 1973 and 1975. The recordings were from the band's shows at the Glasgow Apollo in November 1973, Newcastle City Hall in October 1974 and the Wembley Empire Pool in October 1975.

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
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
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


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")



Year Chart Position
1976 Billboard Pop Albums 81


  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"., Retrieved on March 17, 2010.
  4. ^ O'Brien, John. "Viva! Roxy Music". Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  5. ^ O'Brien, John. "Rick Wills". Retrieved 9 December 2014.