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All Artists: Roxy Music
Title: Manifesto
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgin Records Us
Original Release Date: 1/1/1979
Re-Release Date: 3/14/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Glam
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724384745820

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Richard Bullen | 12/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After years of being a Roxy fan and never being able to find a copy of this album, I finally purchased it on vinyl.
I love it.
It puzzles me how every critic basically says its a cow patty.
If you are like me and have read many reviews calling it their disco album (whatever that means..seriously, listen to it)
stop reading and is definately not the throw away they say it is."
Good transitional album
Jim Richmond | 03/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This album very nicely has one foot in the older catalog (first five studio albums), and one in the latter period (Flesh+Blood, Avalon). It also still has many of the original band members (Ferry, Manzanera, Mackay, Thompson) to continue the creative and cool sound that is destinctive of the band.

I'd even argue that this is more enjoyable than the preceeding album Siren (which sounds a bit like the band is going through the motions and is a bit uninspired). Manifesto sounds a band ready to try some new things, but not necessarily out of scope or character for the band.

The title track itself is a strange rambling piece that seems to stalk the countryside. Trash is a personal favorite; uptempo and fun, and reminiscent of the very early days of Roxy. Angel Eyes is strong funky song that kind of punches it's way along. Still Falls the Rain is in the classic Roxy Music vein. Other notable tracks are Dance Away (gorgeous song), and the quieter Spin Me Round.

Very nicely done. Good balance. Still creative and origin enough to have a slightly weird edge, but also new and modern enough to be enjoyable by the many.
Halfway better than you thought
paolibulldog | Kenner, LA USA | 05/29/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This album completes Bryan Ferry's rejection of the experimental attack that Brian Eno brought to Roxy Music, and I hated the album when I first listened. But over time, it has grown on me, at least the first (east) side -- if you disregard "Trash."

As if admitting defeat, Roxy Music remixed, remade and remodeled the first three tracks on side one, with results that probably infuriated new-wave loyalists and intrigued the late-coming disco generation. The second side is mostly forgettable, although Perry Como fans may find "Dance Away" vaguely appealing.

Some people have classified "Manifesto" as their favorite Roxy release. More power to you, even if you're wrong. But if this album spurs anybody to explore the earlier Roxy albums, then it has served its purpose."