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On January 31, 2017.

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On January 31, 2017, John Kenneth Wetton died aged 67. He was singer, musician (bass) and songwriter, best known as founding member and bass player of King Crimson and Asia. He has recorded and performed with Mogul Thrash, Family,  Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, U.K., Jack-Knife, Wishbone Ash, Phenomena, Gordon Haskell, Renaissance, Qango, Brian Eno, Ayreon,Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Geoff Downes, Larry Norman, Alan White, Billy Sherwood, Peter Banks, Bryan Ferry, Pete Sinfield, Roger Chapman, Duncan Mackay, Atoll, District 97, Ayreon, Eddie Jobson, David Cross and Steve Hackett. Wetton also had successful solo career and has released six solo studio albums.

On November 15, 1974.

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On November 15, 1974, “Island” label released “Country Life”, the fourth Roxy Music album. It was recorded July – August 1974, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas, John Punter, Brian Ferry, John Gustafson, Eddie Jobson, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera and Paul Thompson. The album cover photo was shot by Eric Boman. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Country Life” at number 387 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– vocals, keyboards, harmonica
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar
  • Eddie Jobson– strings, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Andy Mackay– oboe, saxophone
  • John Gustafson– bass
  • Paul Thompson– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry except where noted.

  1. The Thrill of It All
  2. Three and Nine – Brian Ferry, Andy Mackay
  3. All I Want Is You
  4. Out of the Blue – Brian Ferry, Phil Manzanera
  5. If It Takes All Night
  6. Bitter-Sweet – Brian Ferry, Andy Mackay
  7. Triptych
  8. Casanova
  9. A Really Good Time
  10. Prairie Rose – Brian Ferry, Phil Manzanera

On November 1, 1973.

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On November 1, 1973,”Island” label released “Stranded”, the third Roxy Music” album. It was recorded September 1973, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The gatefold cover photograph was taken by Karl Stoecker and styled by Antony Price, and shows Bryan Ferry’s then girlfriend and 1973 “Playmate of the Year”.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– vocals, piano, electric piano, harmonica
  • John Gustafson– bass guitar
  • Eddie Jobson– synthesizers, keyboards, electric violin
  • Andy Mackay(as Andrew Mackay) – oboe, saxophone, treatments
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar, treatments
  • Paul Thompson– drums, timpani
  • Chris Laurence– string bass
  • The London Welsh Male Choir – chorus
  • Chris Thomas- bass
  • Nicolas de Ville – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Ferry, except where noted.

  1. Street Life
  2. Just Like You
  3. Amazona – Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay
  4. Psalm
  5. Serenade
  6. A Song for Europe – Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay
  7. Mother of Pearl
  8. Sunset

 

 

 

 

On June 16, 1972.

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On June 16, 1972, “Island” label released the debut, self-titled Roxy Music album. It was recorded in March 1972, at “Command Studios” in London, and was produced by Peter Sinfield. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 62 in its list of the “Best Debut Albums of All Time”. In its special edition issue “Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock”, “Q” magazine ranked the album at number 31 on the list of “40 Cosmic Rock Albums”.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– vocals, piano, Hohner Pianet, Mellotron
  • Brian Eno– VCS3 synthesizer, tape effects, backing vocals
  • Phil Manzanera– electric guitar
  • Andy Mackay– saxophone, oboe, backing vocals
  • Graham Simpson– bass guitar
  • Rik Kenton – bass guitar
  • Paul Thompson– drums
  • Andy Hendriksen – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan ferry.

  1. Re-Make / Re-Model
  2. Ladytron
  3. If There Is Something
  4. 2 H.B.
  5. The Bob (Medley)
  6. Chance Meeting
  7. Would You Believe
  8. Sea Breezes
  9. Bitters End

On May 23, 1980.

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On May 23, 1980, “E.G.” label released “Flesh + Blood” the seventh Roxy Music studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Basing Street Studios” and “Gallery Studios”, and was produced by Rhett Davies, Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Paul Carrack, Neil Jason and Andy Newmark.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesiser, guitar, strings
  • Andy Mackay– saxophones, oboe
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar, bass
  • Paul Carrack– strings, organ, piano
  • Neil Hubbard– guitar
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Simon Phillips– percussion
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums, percussion
  • Alan Spenner– bass
  • Gary Tibbs– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry except where noted.

  1. In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett, Steve Cropper
  2. Oh Yeah
  3. Same Old Scene
  4. Flesh and Blood
  5. My Only Love
  6. Over You – Brian Ferry, Phil Manzanera
  7. Eight Miles High – Gene Clark, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn
  8. Rain, Rain, Rain
  9. No Strange Delight – Brian Ferry, Phil Manzanera
  10. Running Wild – Brian Ferry, Phil Manzanera

 

On March 29, 1974.

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On March 29, 1974, “CBS” label released “The Hoople”, album by Mott the Hoople. The album was recorded January – February 1974, at “Advision Studios” and  “AIR Studios” in London,  and was produced by Dale “Buffin” Griffin, Ian Hunter and Pete “Overend” Watts. The album cover features a portrait of Kari-Ann Muller (also on the cover of Roxy Music’s 1972 debut album).

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Pete Overend Watts– vocals, bass guitar, rhythm and 12-string guitar
  • Morgan Fisher– keyboards, synthesizer
  • Ariel Bender– vocals, lead and slide guitar
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Howie Casey– tenor saxophone
  • Jack McPherson –baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Mike Hurwitz –cello
  • Lynsey De Paul– backing vocals
  • Mick Ralphs– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Graham Preskett –violin, conductor, tubular bells
  • Sue Glover & Sunny Leslie – backing vocals
  • Barry St. John – backing vocals
  • Thunderthighs (Karen Friedman, Dari Lalou & Casey Synge) – backing vocals
  • Roslav Szaybo – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by ian Hunter, except where noted.

  1. The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll
  2. Marionette
  3. Alice
  4. Crash Street Kidds
  5. Born Late ’58 – Overend Watts
  6. Trudi’s Song
  7. Pearl ‘n’ Roy (England)
  8. Through the Looking Glass
  9. Roll Away the Stone

On March 23, 1973.

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On March 23 1973, “Island” label released “For Your Pleasure”, the second Roxy Music album. It was recorded in February 1973, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas, John Anthony, Brian Ferry, Brian Eno, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Paul Thompson and John Porter. It was band’s last album to feature Brian Eno.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– vocals, piano, Hohner Pianet,  Mellotron,  harmonica, art direction, cover art concept
  • Brian Eno– VCS3 synthesiser, backing vocals
  • Andy Mackay– oboe, saxophone, Farfisa electronic organ
  • Phil Manzanera– electric guitar
  • Paul Thompson– drums
  • John Porter– bass guitar
  • John Middleton, John Punter – sound engineer
  • Karl Stoecker – photography
  • Nicholas Deville – art direction, photography
  • CCS – artwork
  • Amanda Lear– cover star

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry.

  1. Do the Strand
  2. Beauty Queen
  3. Strictly Confidential
  4. Editions of You
  5. In Every Dream Home a Heartache
  6. The Bogus Man
  7. Grey Lagoons
  8. For Your Pleasure

 

On October 24, 1975.

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On October 24, 1975, “Island” label released “Siren”, the fifth Roxy Music album.  It was recorded June – September 1975, at the “Air Studios” in London and was produced by Chris Thomas. The album was ranked number 371 on “Rolling Stone” magazine’s 2003 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– vocals, keyboards, harmonica
  • John Gustafson– bass
  • Eddie Jobson– violin, synthesizers, keyboards
  • Andy Mackay– oboe, saxophone
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar
  • Paul Thompson– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry except where noted.

  1. Love is the Drug – Brian Ferry, Andy Mackay
  2. End of the Line
  3. Sentimental Fool – Brian Ferry, Andy Mackay
  4. Whirlwind – Brian Ferry, Phil Manzanera
  5. She Sells – Brian Ferry, Eddie Jobson
  6. Could it Happen to Me?
  7. Both Ends Burning
  8. Nightingale – Brian Ferry, Phil Manzanera
  9. Just Another High