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A live album comprised of material recorded on tours from 1973, 1974, and 1975, 'Viva!' is a strong, powerful document of Roxy Music at the peak of their live powers, featuring a fine cross-section of their best work. The album was released a few weeks before Bryan Ferry announced that Roxy Music had split up. By 1979 the band no longer existed. In this respect, one could see this record as a farewell work at the time. Bryan Ferry's voice is as energetic as ever and Andy MacKay demonstrates his innate musical wisdom on sax and oboe. Paul Thompson is a absolute power-house on the drums when playing live and does so impressively. Phil Manzanera is out of sight as usual and the classically trained Eddie Jobson brings an imaginative element to the mix with the electric violin and mellotron.
A live album comprised of material recorded on tours from 1973, 1974, and 1975, 'Viva!' is a strong, powerful document of Roxy Music at the peak of their live powers, featuring a fine cross-section of their best work. The album was released a few weeks before Bryan Ferry announced that Roxy Music had split up. By 1979 the band no longer existed. In this respect, one could see this record as a farewell work at the time. Bryan Ferry's voice is as energetic as ever and Andy MacKay demonstrates his innate musical wisdom on sax and oboe. Paul Thompson is a absolute power-house on the drums when playing live and does so impressively. Phil Manzanera is out of sight as usual and the classically trained Eddie Jobson brings an imaginative element to the mix with the electric violin and mellotron.
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Viva!
Artist: Roxy Music
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A live album comprised of material recorded on tours from 1973, 1974, and 1975, 'Viva!' is a strong, powerful document of Roxy Music at the peak of their live powers, featuring a fine cross-section of their best work. The album was released a few weeks before Bryan Ferry announced that Roxy Music had split up. By 1979 the band no longer existed. In this respect, one could see this record as a farewell work at the time. Bryan Ferry's voice is as energetic as ever and Andy MacKay demonstrates his innate musical wisdom on sax and oboe. Paul Thompson is a absolute power-house on the drums when playing live and does so impressively. Phil Manzanera is out of sight as usual and the classically trained Eddie Jobson brings an imaginative element to the mix with the electric violin and mellotron.

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''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 November 1974 and the Wembley Arena in October 1975. - Wikipedia

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