Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Thrill of It All
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
67 digitally remastered tracks from their illustrious 10 year career on four beautiful, full color picture CDs, plus a wonderful, full color 68 page booklet within the 6in x 10 book style packaging featuring photos and tra... more »
67 digitally remastered tracks from their illustrious 10 year career on four beautiful, full color picture CDs, plus a wonderful, full color 68 page booklet within the 6in x 10 book style packaging featuring photos and track-by-track annotations by Bryan Ferry. Musically it features every hit & key album track they cut, from start to finish, plus 17 extremely rare tunes on the fourth CD, most of which are on CD for the first time ever! From 'Do The Strand' to 'Dance Away' to 'More Than This', it's here! 1995 Virgin release.
The usual disjointed anthology approach by compilers who sho
Graham King | UK | 07/25/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Firstly - Roxy Music are/were fantastic
Secondly - Key tracks are missing (well documented in earlier reviews). It should have included all released output instead of reinventing history to pretend that tracks like 'Midnight Hour' never happened.
Thirdly - The fourth disc of non LP releases (b sides etc) should be available on it's own to enable all of the band's loyal followers (from 1972 onwards) to complement their already complete collections of the original albums... And while I'm at it - who made the pitiful decision to include the non album single 'VP' on the first eponymous release on CD?!! It was not even presented as a bonus track but clumsily shoehorned between songs that had coexisted without its obvious interferance. The sound quality mismatch makes my toes curl every time I forget it's there!!!
Lastly - There's no denying that the music included is 5 star - BUT it would be far more satisfying and probably cheaper to buy each album individually instead of this expensive dog's dinner...
Very lastly (Third point reinforced again!!!) - I'm still furious that the real fans have to buy this cynical record company spin off to access non album tracks that have eagerly been awaited since the birth of CD media. Shame on the record execs AND Bryan Ferry for letting this happen...
squinky3 | New York, NY | 08/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have 200+ box sets in my collection, and this one has to rank at the very top. Every key album track and single are here, plus a 17 track 4th CD of rarities! And to top it all off, there is a glossy, full-color book with commentary on every song by Mr. Ferry himself, not to mention tons of cool B&W and color photos. I have been searching this one out for years, and finally found a used copy for $75.00, so yeah, it won't be cheap, but you won't regret owning this gem once you have your grubby little fingers on it. I know I didn't!! An absolute must!!"
Carrie Fanderclai | Fulton, IL | 12/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My husband is going to flip for this Chistmas present. It's all he wanted. Thanks for the fast shipping too."