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  • Roxy Music - the high road

    This is a 4-song EP recorded at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland in August of 1982. It was released by Warner in the U.S./Canada and Polygram in the U.K. in 1983.

    It is an outstanding domestic pressing and I recommend it highly.
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  • #2
    The only thing that I have by Roxy Music is Avalon.
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    • #3
      Roxy Music's first five LPs (Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure, Stranded, Country Life, and Siren) are all pretty amazing albums. They are an acquired taste and can be somewhat challenging to listen to. I think most audiophiles ignore them because unfortunately they aren't well produced. For anyone not familiar with their early work, but who own Avalon because it is a great recording, are in for a surprise. I can't imaging ever going more than a few months without playing Mother of Pearl off the Stranded album.
      Roxy Music also happened to put on great concerts. I saw them when they toured for Siren, and it was probably one of the top three or four rock concerts I've ever attended, from a performance and sound standpoint.
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      • #4
        I also have Avalon only. I'll check the earlier works out as you suggest Steve. Is it just me or does KD Lang look like Bryan Ferry's long lost sister?

        What songs are on the EP John?

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        • #5
          A friend of mine who is also a Roxy Music fan also suggested I start with Avalon. Is it just more accessible than other RM LPs? I saw the CD at PrEx for >$50, might've been closer to $80. Is it that good?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by JackD201 View Post
            I also have Avalon only. I'll check the earlier works out as you suggest Steve. Is it just me or does KD Lang look like Bryan Ferry's long lost sister?

            What songs are on the EP John?
            A1 - Can't Let Go
            A2 - My Only Love
            B1 - Like A Hurricane
            B2 - Jealous Guy
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            • #7
              Originally posted by allenh View Post
              A friend of mine who is also a Roxy Music fan also suggested I start with Avalon. Is it just more accessible than other RM LPs? I saw the CD at PrEx for >$50, might've been closer to $80. Is it that good?
              Avalon is a lot more accessible, and also much better recorded. It is also quite different musically, Allmusic does a pretty good job explaining them. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/roxy-...2855/biography
              Steve Lefkowicz
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              Analog: Linn LP12 (MOSE/Hercules II), Ittok, Dynavector 19a, iPhono2; Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon, Sumiko Pearl, iFi iPhono.
              Digital: Samsung 300E5C notebook, JRiver Media Center 26, Tidal HiFi and Qobuz Studio), iFi iDAC2, iFi iUSB3, iPurifier2.
              Electronics: Burson Conductor Virtuoso, DIY switch-box with TKD 10K pot, Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT-S, Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso, Jolida JD1000P, B&K ST140.
              Speakers: Tekton Double Impact, Tekton Lore, Magneplaner .7, ELAC Debut2 B6.2, Debut F5 and Debut B6, Emotiva Airmotiv B1, Sound Dynamics 300ti.
              Interconnects: Morrow Audio MA1, Vermouth Audio Black Pearl, Nordost Solar Wind, Audioquest Evergreen
              Speaker cables: Morrow Audio SP4, Vermouth Audio Red Velvet, Nordost Solar Wind, Nordost Flatline, Audioquest Q2.
              Digital cables: Straightwire USB Link, Aural Symphonics Digital Standard xxv USB, Belkin PureAV.
              Accessories: Sound Organization turntable shelf, Mondo racks, Pangea Audio Vulcan racks, Pi Audio Group Über BUSS, Monster HTS2000 power conditioner, Sound Organization speaker stands, Pangea Audio speaker stands, Kinetronics anti-static brush, Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaner, Spin Clean record cleaner.
              Headphones: Schiit Valhalla amp, Meze Audio 99 Classic and 99 Neo, Beyerdynamic DT770Pro, 1More Triple Driver Over Ear, 1More MK801, 1More Triple Driver IEM

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              • #8
                Originally posted by allenh View Post
                A friend of mine who is also a Roxy Music fan also suggested I start with Avalon. Is it just more accessible than other RM LPs? I saw the CD at PrEx for >$50, might've been closer to $80. Is it that good?
                Are you talking about the CD or the SACD? The SACD is very, very pricey......

                The best LP copy is the Simply Vinyl release with the round seal at the back of the outer sleeve.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
                  Are you talking about the CD or the SACD? The SACD is very, very pricey......

                  The best LP copy is the Simply Vinyl release with the round seal at the back of the outer sleeve.
                  Have you heard this? Any idea about the quality of the LPs in this set?
                  http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/10...Vinyl_Box_Sets
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                  Electronics: Burson Conductor Virtuoso, DIY switch-box with TKD 10K pot, Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT-S, Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso, Jolida JD1000P, B&K ST140.
                  Speakers: Tekton Double Impact, Tekton Lore, Magneplaner .7, ELAC Debut2 B6.2, Debut F5 and Debut B6, Emotiva Airmotiv B1, Sound Dynamics 300ti.
                  Interconnects: Morrow Audio MA1, Vermouth Audio Black Pearl, Nordost Solar Wind, Audioquest Evergreen
                  Speaker cables: Morrow Audio SP4, Vermouth Audio Red Velvet, Nordost Solar Wind, Nordost Flatline, Audioquest Q2.
                  Digital cables: Straightwire USB Link, Aural Symphonics Digital Standard xxv USB, Belkin PureAV.
                  Accessories: Sound Organization turntable shelf, Mondo racks, Pangea Audio Vulcan racks, Pi Audio Group Über BUSS, Monster HTS2000 power conditioner, Sound Organization speaker stands, Pangea Audio speaker stands, Kinetronics anti-static brush, Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaner, Spin Clean record cleaner.
                  Headphones: Schiit Valhalla amp, Meze Audio 99 Classic and 99 Neo, Beyerdynamic DT770Pro, 1More Triple Driver Over Ear, 1More MK801, 1More Triple Driver IEM

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                  • #10
                    I think Fremer did a video review of the Roxy Music boxset.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Steve Lefkowicz View Post
                      Have you heard this? Any idea about the quality of the LPs in this set?
                      http://store.acousticsounds.com/d/10...Vinyl_Box_Sets
                      I have not as I'm not interested in the boxset, but I could find out from the discussions over at the SHForums.
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                      • #12
                        Surprised I missed this: http://www.analogplanet.com/content/...Xr2zzz6PJIo.97
                        Steve Lefkowicz
                        Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
                        -
                        Analog: Linn LP12 (MOSE/Hercules II), Ittok, Dynavector 19a, iPhono2; Pro-Ject RPM-1 Carbon, Sumiko Pearl, iFi iPhono.
                        Digital: Samsung 300E5C notebook, JRiver Media Center 26, Tidal HiFi and Qobuz Studio), iFi iDAC2, iFi iUSB3, iPurifier2.
                        Electronics: Burson Conductor Virtuoso, DIY switch-box with TKD 10K pot, Antique Sound Labs MG-SI15DT-S, Burson Timekeeper Virtuoso, Jolida JD1000P, B&K ST140.
                        Speakers: Tekton Double Impact, Tekton Lore, Magneplaner .7, ELAC Debut2 B6.2, Debut F5 and Debut B6, Emotiva Airmotiv B1, Sound Dynamics 300ti.
                        Interconnects: Morrow Audio MA1, Vermouth Audio Black Pearl, Nordost Solar Wind, Audioquest Evergreen
                        Speaker cables: Morrow Audio SP4, Vermouth Audio Red Velvet, Nordost Solar Wind, Nordost Flatline, Audioquest Q2.
                        Digital cables: Straightwire USB Link, Aural Symphonics Digital Standard xxv USB, Belkin PureAV.
                        Accessories: Sound Organization turntable shelf, Mondo racks, Pangea Audio Vulcan racks, Pi Audio Group Über BUSS, Monster HTS2000 power conditioner, Sound Organization speaker stands, Pangea Audio speaker stands, Kinetronics anti-static brush, Pro-Ject VC-S record cleaner, Spin Clean record cleaner.
                        Headphones: Schiit Valhalla amp, Meze Audio 99 Classic and 99 Neo, Beyerdynamic DT770Pro, 1More Triple Driver Over Ear, 1More MK801, 1More Triple Driver IEM

                        http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...ounding-system

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                        • #13
                          I've had an original UK copy of Avalon since it was first released. Spun it not that long ago for my audio posse and we were all a bit surprised at how blaaah it sounded. Fremer raves about the UK pressing over the US but I have a feeling he may have it backwards. The SACD ripped the vinyl to shreds.
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                          • Johnny Vinyl
                            Johnny Vinyl commented
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                            The SACD is awesome, but so is my Simply Vinyl LP copy.

                        • #14
                          Originally posted by lasercd View Post
                          I've had an original UK copy of Avalon since it was first released. Spun it not that long ago for my audio posse and we were all a bit surprised at how blaaah it sounded. Fremer raves about the UK pressing over the US but I have a feeling he may have it backwards. The SACD ripped the vinyl to shreds.

                          I think I bought the UK version after Mikey's review. Sonically it was ho-hum. Haven't played it in a while but one thing I remember is that the album was very murky sounding.
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                          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                          ________________________________________

                          -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
                          -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
                          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                          -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
                          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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