Roxy Music – Roxy Music 1977 Japan LP with obi

$75.00

Free U.S. shipping!  A 1977 Japanese pressing of Roxy Music, the debut LP by Roxy Music, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Roxy Music, the debut LP by Roxy Music, including the original obi.

This LP has the UK track listing and does not include the song “Virginia Plain.”

About this copy: This copy of Roxy Music is a 1977 Japanese pressing on the Polydor label of an album that was originally released in 1972.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce (and pretty good) Roxy Music LP.

Background: First released in 1972, Roxy Music was the debut LP by the band of the same name and one of only two albums by the group issued while Brian Eno was a member.

The album reached #10 on the UK album charts but did not chart in the U.S.

The U.S. release included “Virginia Plain,” which had been a non-LP single in the UK.

Allmusic.com gave Roxy Music a 4 1/2 star review:

Falling halfway between musical primitivism and art rock ambition, Roxy Music’s eponymous debut remains a startling redefinition of rock’s boundaries. Simultaneously embracing kitschy glamour and avant-pop, Roxy Music shimmers with seductive style and pulsates with disturbing synthetic textures. Although no musician demonstrates much technical skill at this point, they are driven by boundless imagination — Brian Eno’s synthesized “treatments” exploit electronic instruments as electronics, instead of trying to shoehorn them into conventional acoustic patterns…. That was the trick that elevated Roxy Music from an art school project to the most adventurous rock band of the early ’70s.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
MPF 1129
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in