While promoting his collaboration with watchmakers H. Moser & Cie (yes, he’s designed a watch) Bryan Ferry revealed that a deluxe edition of Roxy Music‘s 1972 debut is slated for a “July 2016” release…
In a recently published interview on The Red Bulletin, Ferry is asked if “we can look forward to anything new from Bryan Ferry?” and he responds thus:
“Yes, we made recordings which nobody has ever heard for the first Roxy Music album and now we’re releasing them in a sort of deluxe version”
When quizzed about the timing of the release, Bryan states “probably, July 2016” and adds that there will be a DVD as part of the deluxe package.
Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera said in November 2014 that he was “very excited” about box sets for the first two albums due ‘next year’. Obviously, that didn’t happen, but Steven Wilson also mentioned last year that he’d remixed the first album for 5.1 surround sound, so the DVD Ferry mentions is likely to contain that.
It has to be said that this interview may have taken place a good few months ago, and July seems very unlikely now, given that we’re in the middle of June and have had no official announcement. So for sure, keep that pinch of salt to hand, but nevertheless, Bryan on record stating that the deluxe will contain unheard recordings, feature a DVD and confirming that IT IS COMING OUT is, is reason for excitement.
2012’s Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Recordings (see below) was originally to have featured four hi-res audio DVDs, but they were quietly dropped. In the end the box set was limited to 10 CDs.