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Roxy Music’s 1972 debut to be reissued as a 45th anniversary super deluxe

Demos • Outtakes • Peel Sessions • Steven Wilson 5.1 mix • Expensive


Signed edition now SOLD OUT but exclusives still available at official Roxy store.


After years of hints, rumours and speculation, Universal Music have announced today that Roxy Music‘s eponymous 1972 debut album will be reissued as 3CD+DVD super deluxe edition in February 2018.

This four-disc anniversary set consists of the original album on CD 1 (which interestingly uses the 1999 Bob Ludwig remaster), a further disc of demos and outtakes, a CD devoted to BBC radio sessions (including the January ’72 Peel Sessions that featured the unsigned Roxy Music with David O’List on guitar) and a DVD that includes a brand new Steven Wilson 5.1 surround sound mix, along with rare video footage of TV appearances and live performance.

All the discs are presented in a large-format 12″ x 12″ 136-page hardcover book which features some fantastic notes by author and journalist Richard Williams, who first wrote about Roxy Music in Melody Maker back in 1971! The book also delivers an incredible array of rare photos, including many outtakes from the famous Karl Stoecker cover shot of model Kari-Ann Muller (each disc in the set uses a variant from the session).

The second disc in this set is an incredible insight into this era, with four demos recorded (on Brian Eno’s Ferrograph reel-to-reel tape recorder at his flat in Camberwell) just over a year before the album came out. At this point in time, the band had played no gigs at all and included Roger Bunn on guitar and Dexter Lloyd on drums.

Talking to SDE about these demos, band member Andy Mackay said “The drumming and guitar playing were quite noodley, quiet and fiddly. And interestingly, by the time we got Paul [Thompson] and Phil [Manzanera] in, the Roxy sound was much stronger – it had that rock ‘n’ roll element, which I always thought was absolutely crucial to our continued success… that tipped us across from being just an art-school experimental band, to a proper pop group.”

Outtakes from the actual album sessions (which lasted just over two weeks) are also included. Every track is represented in some form or another and there’s the odd snippet of studio chatter and laughter to really take you back to Command Studios in Piccadilly, in London where the album was recorded, in March/April 1972. Non-album single Virginia Plain also features on this disc (the song was included on the album when issued in America and on some later pressings).

Two Peel Sessions (from January ’72 and May ’72) feature on CD 3 along with five tracks (including the then new single Virginia Plain) for a BBC In Concert broadcast in August of the same year.

Finally the DVD features Steven Wilson’s ‘new’ 5.1 mix (it was actually created back in 2012) in DTS 96/24 and Dolby AC3 Sound. For some reason, there isn’t a hi-res stereo version on the DVD (something that was promised for 2012’s Complete Studio Recordings box set, but eventually not delivered (without explanation). Steven Wilson has noted this omission too.  Commenting on Facebook today, about this reissue, he says “Back in 2012 I also remixed the album and several out-takes in stereo, and 2 years ago 2 of these mixes were released on a record store day 10 inch single, including an extended version of Ladytron. However, please note that none of these stereo mixes are included in this new deluxe set, so hang on to that 10 inch if you have it!”

This DVD also has video content, including the band performing Ladytron on The Old Grey Whistle Test, their first Top Of The Pops appearance doing Virginia Plain (according to Phil Manzanera, Brian Eno was “really pissed off that all you could see was his gloved hand”) and rare footage of Roxy Music at the Bataclan Club in Paris in November 1972, apparently “the only surviving visual document of this line up live on stage”.

There is also a two-CD deluxe edition of Roxy Music, but the record companies know what they are doing and they haven’t included any of the demos or the outtakes on this edition. Disc 2 is the BBC Sessions disc (disc three on the super deluxe edition). The packaging does look very nice though – you can see a photo of the hardcover casebound book package above, which comes with a 24-page booklet. The album is also being reissued on 180g vinyl LP.

We must address the issue of pricing. Amazon in the UK currently have a pre-order price of £172, which is insane. This price will inevitably come down to at least the £130 mark before the release date because that is the price it is for sale on the official Roxy Music store. Amazon France currently have a price of around £137. Obviously, none of these are particularly cheap  and you wonder if the executives at Universal have been chatting with Scott Rodger and Paul McCartney about price points. Worth it? Only you can decide, but the content is excellent and presentation looks very good. Update: Amazon Canada now have the super deluxe listed at CA $116 which is only £68!! But obviously people in Europe have to factor in shipping/import duty etc.

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DISC ONE

THE ALBUM

  • Re-Make/Re-Model
  • Ladytron
  • If There Is Something
  • Virginia Plain
  • 2 H.B.
  • The Bob (Medley)
  • Chance Meeting
  • Would You Believe?
  • Sea Breezes
  • Bitters End

DISC TWO

DEMOS & OUT-TAKES

EARLY DEMOS April/May 71

  • Ladytron
  • 2 HB
  • Chance Meeting
  • The Bob (Medley)

ALBUM OUT-TAKES

  • Instrumental
  • Re-Make/Re-Model
  • Ladytron
  • If There Is Something
  • 2 H.B.
  • The Bob (Medley)
  • Chance Meeting
  • Sea Breezes
  • Bitters End
  • Virginia Plain

DISC THREE (disc two on the 2CD deluxe)

THE BBC SESSIONS

THE PEEL SESSIONS 4/1/72

  • If There Is Something
  • The Bob (Medley)
  • Would You Believe?
  • Sea Breezes
  • Re-Make/Re-Model

THE PEEL SESSIONS 25/5/72

  • 2 HB
  • Ladytron
  • Chance Meeting

THE PEEL SESSIONS 25/5/72

  • Virginia Plain
  • If There Is Something

BBC IN CONCERT 3/8/72

  • The Bob (Medley)
  • Sea Breezes
  • Virginia Plain
  • Chance Meeting
  • Re-Make/Re-Model

DVD

The full album remixed in 5.1 by Steven Wilson

VIDEOS

  • Re-Make/Re-Model – The Royal College Of Art, 6/6/72
  • Ladytron – The Old Grey Whistle Test, 20/6/72
  • Virginia Plain – Top Of The Pops, 24/8/72
  • Re-Make/Re-Model – Full House, 25/11/72
  • Ladytron Full House, 25/11/72

French TV, Bataclan, Paris, 26/11/72:

  • Would You Believe
  • If There Is Something
  • Sea Breezes
  • Virginia Plain

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[…] know how Ferry likes a decent presentation (see the Roxy Music deluxe) and so the new album will be available as a CD which comes packaged within a deluxe 18-page case […]

Charles

“the record companies know what they are doing and they haven’t included any of the demos or the outtakes on this edition”

This is exactly why the record companies are hated so much. Stick it to the very few people actually still buying cds. Unreal. This is the greatest thing about the internet. We get to stick it right back to the record companies too.

Brice

Vinyl pressed by GZVinyl !!! an Horror !!!

Bobbyjean

I love roxy.I want this box set.unfortunately it is to expensive for me.I’ve had to leave my job to be a stay at home dad while my wife works.it’s a choice I’m happy to have made but financially it puts a big strain on the house funds if I was to pay £129.99 .I love roxy I have all my life but my daughter comes 1st and I just can’t justify paying that price.they need to seriously think about the fans…thanks paul for finding the great deals you do.and thanks to everyone else who links deals and offers on this sight

Vic

I ordered this set on Amazon USA on December 14 for $89.98 USD and will receive it at this price. It is now listed at $162.44. I’m not sure if Amazon Prime customers get additional discounts.

Michael

Vic, because of Paul giving us such advance notice about the 45th Anniversary edition of Roxy Music, I also discovered it was available for $89.98 USD on Amazon USA and ordered it on December 14. A day or two later the $189.00 USD price was shown on their website (which is too expensive), and later the price was reduced to $162.44 USD. I didn’t want to post anything about this great discount for fear Amazon would notify me that they could not fulfill the order. But the box set was delivered to my home today in perfect condition for $89.98 (£62.97). I think we owe Paul Sinclair and Amazon a big THANK YOU!

Michael

Yes, Paul you are very informative, and a ‘thank you’ is in order. If it wasn’t for what you posted on your website, I would not have known about this great deal. Believe me, I’m thrilled! I hope others who ordered from Amazon Canada or Amazon USA (early on) will also be delighted with their purchase.

Gareth Martin

They sure did! Mine arrived this morning and as my lovely wife had given me an Amazon gift card for Christmas which I applied to the bill, it ended up costing me CAD $81 which is a little under 50 quid!! I am a very happy chappie this morning. Big thanks for the heads-up re: the Canadian price as I’m not sure I would/could have stretched to some of the other prices out there….at least not without putting my marriage is serious jeopardy!! I see that the price went up to CAD$125 today but there’s also a 1-2 month wait for it now. Thanks a million, Paul!

Dave T

“The Numberer” is not the only omission. Also absent, despite appearing on published track listings – the second (longer, superior) Peel session version of “If There is Something,” a couple of songs from the original demo – both being saved for an “FYP” deluxe? And, likewise, the “FYP” previews from the In Concert broadcast. Also, the Bataclan footage is the same as broadcast, meaning “If There is Something” is still a mess.

WILLIAM ENGLAND

Well, mine (from PM) turned up today and although it’s not listed on the back inlay… the little sticker on the front states “a 5.1 remix by Steven Wilson!

Eric Slangen

That’s weird.

Staggy

Hi William. Could you possibly confirm a couple of things? Is the longer 12min BBC session version of “If There Is Something” included or not? Plus, have they fixed the incorrect date of that track (together with “Virginia Plain”) that is even listed on the official BF and RM websites? I know it’s a real hair-splitting detail, but given the price tag and considering the target audience, you’d expect things like this to be right. Thanks in anticipation.

WILLIAM ENGLAND

If There Is Something is timed at 6.38 and dated 4/1/72 on the insert whereas Virginia Plain is dated 18/7/72

[…] Roxy Music / super deluxe edition […]

Ray

I love this album, this was the soundtrack to my teen years, i never get tired of listening to it. I would really love to own the Super Deluxe version, in fact a little voice in the back of my head keeps saying go on get it. But at the moment i am resisting the temptation, if the set also included the Vinyl LP i think i would take the plunge.

Jai E

€87 including postage for the Canada Amazon box to Ireland, still expensive but the best price I’ve seen anywhere

voxstarstream

Got mine from Amazon Canada shipped to the U.S. for 98.39 USD. That’s about the best deal out there…we’ll see if they honour that price and ship the order!

Stephen kelly

Thanks for the Phil Manzanera tip Paul. Ordered it. And well done Mr. Manzanera. Maybe more artists should take note!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS.

DaKraut

Thanks for the Phil Manzanera offer heads-up. I, too, prefer Phil’s signature to Bryan’s – and I think the t-shirt is cool, too. So after some deliberation with myself – which I both won and lost – I decided to go for it.

wayne klein

Paul,

Thanks for the heads up on the lower price Phil Manzanera price with the extras! It is much appreciated. Bryan’s signature isn’t worth the additional $30 to me. Universal needs to take a hard look at what they are offering fans and the insane inflated price they are offering it at.

wayne klein

Glad to see Phil Manzanera offering this at a better price with two cool extras (t-shirt, signed card). Beats the Roxy Music website price and has some nice extras. It’s too expense (still) IMHO but Phil at least took the high road (pardon the pun) and offered the set at a lower price with extras that are nice.

Bless you Phil!

Richard Bolla

Paul oddly enough the widget above can’t accept the fact that price now on Amazon.com is NOT 89.98 anymore but add a “1” in front…. $ 189.98 ;o)

Alte Venema

And maybe this is the first of the super the deluxe edition of Roxy Music albums. And how many are there. And then hereafter Bryan Ferry sde!!!! That will be over the £1000,00.
Grazy

Sean

Crazy pricing ! It’s the Phil one for me :)

Tracey

Amazon.ca hasn’t changed its price on the SDE. Of the retailers listed above, it’s quite a bit cheaper than the rest.

For what it’s worth, include me in the list of those who have had orders for the SDE cancelled by Krose and ImportCDS.com.

DaKraut

Yeah, Tracey, the price is good. However, I never know if customs intervene. If they do, then I’ll pay 19% VAT plus an addition 20% “penal tax” – not just on the set, but also on postage. Since I don’t know if this will happen, I’ll steer clear of that one.

GHB

Interesting how this is all panning out! Just received an e-mail from the Phil Manzanera mailing list – £100 for the set, with a free Phil Manzanera limited edition t-shirt and a postcard signed by Phil. If anyone is still interested these can be obtained from http://manzanera.com/new/roxy-music-boxset/. Funny old world ….

Richard Bolla

I preordered it on Amazon.com 14/12 at $ 89.98. Now price has skyrocketed on same store to $ 189.98 ! But my preorder, for the moment, still valid at the lower price….we’ll see what happens.

Bill

I also received a personal reply from Bullmose canelling my preorder saying the price went up $100 because Universal changed the pricing. I replied that perhaps there is a miscommunication somewhere in the Universal distribution chain confusing the signed print price (plus the deluxe set) vs. “just” the deluxe set. They found that “interesting”. So I guess we’ll see how this plays out.
Also just checked Amazon US, $189. Jeez. What is going on?

peter

Paul, if there is any chance you can get Universal to understand there is interest in this boxset if it is actually priced at a sane price like the JT releases which are packed with even more music goodies than this RM release and come with nice booklets as well.
Its to bad they will be losing many sales from fans that would actually want to buy this set but not at the inflated price they are asking.

Kees

Received cancellations from Kroese and ImportCDs…
Strange though that JPC and Amazon.de are not listing the box yet.

Alex

Love the album. Still have my original 1972 copy AND the original publicity poster, but no way I’d pay £150 for the 4 disc set. Good ol’ UK prices ??

Mr. Eastwood

Universal Music and Virgin have somehow convinced themselves that the Roxy Music set is worth $100 more than previously advertised. That is amazing considering it’s only 3 CDs and a DVD with a 5.1 mix that has been available for 5 years. It must be that 136 page book. Universal makes the Wall Street crowd seem like vestal virgins in comparison. Perhaps in that 136 page book are some Enron stock certificates.

DJ

I also got a cancellation email from Kroese.
However instead of considering legal action surely it is best to just be disappointed and let Kroese live to fight another day.It isn’t their fault they were given the wrong price.It is solely on the greedy ******** at the record company/Roxy Music.Surely our ire should be aimed solely at them?

Kevin M

There’s a nice condition 1999 CD of the main album, as re-used in this set, for 49p in the British Heart Foundation charity shop in Swiss Cottage, London, if anybody’s interested.

Google some photos while listening to it for a nice little trimmed Roxy “deluxe” hour or two for less than the price of a Kit-Kat.

Wayne Klein

They cancelled all preorders because Universal upped the price by $100. It will list for $185 I believe U.S. Bull Moose will be discounting it to around $150. I love Roxy but, sorry Bryan, I ain’t buying.

When I see this type of crap I always think of the lawyer in Jurassic Park who suggests that it will be for the super wealthy unless it’s coupon day. Luckily he gets eaten. I imagine that’s the discussion that went on in the black tower as well. Here’s hoping Universal gets eaten by a big, bad T-Rex especially since they released the film.

Koen Kroeze

This is what I got today, after ordering the box-set at Platomania:

Beste klant,

Tot onze spijt moeten we melden dat uw bestelling van de Roxy Music Super Deluxe Box komt te vervallen. Wij hebben van onze leverancier een verkeerde inkoopprijs doorgekregen en kunnen de box tot onze spijt niet voor 54.99 euro leveren aangezien het prijsverschil veel te groot is. Onze welgemeende excuses hiervoor. Uw geld wordt zo snel mogelijk teruggestort.

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Concerto/Platomania
http://www.platomania.nl

In short, translation:
Unfortunately we cannot deliver the box at the price of 55 euros. The supplier had given the wrong retail price, so the order has been cancelled and the money will be returned.

I presume Kroese.nl will do the same…

Pascal

Haven’t heard from Kroese yet. Anyone else?

Andy

Yep – got my Kroese cancellation email this morning.

“I’m sorry to inform you that we will nog be able to deliver you the Roxy Music boxset you ordered. Due to a mistake made by the recordcompany our price was far, far to low. Therefore I have had to cancell toy order. I have already refunded the money to the creditcard you’ve used.

Our sincere apologies.”

Erik van der Scheer

I got my cancellation from Kroese too. I won’t accept this. Under Dutch law they must fulfill the agreement.

Pascal

Recieved mine too this afternoon.

Pascal

I am also considering taking further steps against Kroese.

Ian S

Disappointed to see the Roxy machine milking fans yet again. This has been going on for a while with reissue sfter reissue in different formats. All leaves a sour taste in my mouth. I wonder how much the whole package cost to produce. So, who set the price and why ?

Bob peel

Wonder how many orders pantomania ended up cancelling in the end gutted but I’ll also play the waiting game

Brucey bonus

At least Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask when he robbed people !
Pick it up on flea bay next year for £50 or less !

Jules

For @Pascal: Apologies, I should have typed “……£3.99 which equates to 30.76 today……”

For : Fair point about economies of scale etc but that only applies to some purchases – yes bread, not houses (cheaper to build now) or cars (massive production due to technology or watches or taxi or train fares (in the uk !) or well…you get the picture.

Also recordings by Roxy involve a bit more creative input than the cotton wool masquerading as a lot of bread these days. Oh yeah cotton wool !! There’s something else that has not been affected by inflation. Good times.

Yes ‘globalization’ may have been an enabler for lowering prices for some items, but there is no law that dictates that because x’s sde cost x that y’s should be similarly priced. You have eloquently explained how a bit of patience will usually result in vastly reduced prices.
e.g. I picked up most of the sde Zep output for 60% of what it first retailed at by simply waiting.

Also there is the aspect of what is it worth to people ? The old argument of no one is forcing people to buy it will always hold true.

Final thought unrelated to box sets : “…..economies of scale, globalization, massive productivity due to technology…” may have a cost that can never be met:

Just one example among many:

In the UK the idea of cheap air travel is expected/demanded, the new 3rd runway at Heathrow will increase annual flights from 480,000 to 740,000 & no seems to be able to explain how this kind of cynical development will cut carbon emissions which obviously we’re all so committed to….how very short term, how very now.

Tick Tick Tick.

Pascal

Well Jules, that still doesn’t answer my question really. Still wonder why £3.99 matches £30.76 today. Why not £ 13.34 or any other number?

Geoff D

Had a cancellation email from Plato earlier saying it was a pricing error that they can’t afford to fulfil. I didn’t expect them to really so not too disappointed. I’m prepared to play the long game on this one and wait for the price alert email next year. With the overwhelming response to this set being about the slightly disappointing content and ludicrous price, I can’t see them selling that many so it’ll be ripe for discounting next year.

I hope….

Leslie Hanagan

I see that some of the European sites which had the cheaper offers have started withdrawing the offers stating that were a “pricing error”.
Has there been any official statement from either Mr. Ferry or the record company over the pricing and content omissions?

Leslie Hanagan

Thanks Paul.

Pascal

I haven’t heard from my dutch reseller yet. So no withdrawal of the order I placed earlier. But we’ll wait and see what happens.

Neil

The problem with these box sets being so extortionate is that there is obviously a demand for these even at these silly prices. If everybody here or elsewhere who are complaining about the prices stuck to their guns and refused to buy this then maybe the record companies would get the message but then you just know that is not going to happen. That forthcoming reissue by Jethro Tull puts this to shame in a very big way as just an example. I honestly thought that Human League box was taking the piss but this is beyond belief.

Ben Williams

I agree, that’s why I stuck to my guns and didn’t buy the super duper deluxe version of Flowers In The Dirt (that, and the fact my household budget wouldn’t allow it!)

I fear that these types of sets will go up and up and up unless people just say no. I mean, look at that Hotel California box set. I still can’t get over the price of that considering what continent was offered!

KevinK
Andy

Yeah, they are canceling the orders they got at the lower price – I got my email from them this morning. I ordered the signed version from the Roxy site but would have cancelled that if Kroese came through.

Simon Applin

171 pounds = 1 month of food and a new tyre. lol

eric

A complete miss for me. For a band that had their last studio record released BEFORE CDs their choice to put everything of interest onto CDs … I just don’t get it… it’s not like it was a cost thing given how outrageous the pricing is for CDs. ….

Thomas Lieb

$63 US at importcds.com. That seems about right.

Adam

Not right enough – they cancelled my order at that price. Relisted at $131. No sale.

Jules

INFLATION OR LACK THEREOF – DISCUSS:

In 1976 I bought a new copy of RM’s ‘For Your Pleasure’ for £3.99 which equates to £30.76 & so 4/copies of RM’s debut at the same price (bought mine used for £2.50 in ’77) then would be £123.04 today i.e. you have 3 cds + dvd & the book for £130.

I think what’s happened is that in 2017 in the era of downloads/streaming/online ordering/precious few bricks & mortar record shops etc it may just be that we are used to paying far less for music than its real contemporary inflation value. Whilst it is great that artists like Jethro Tull charge 30 odd quid for 5 discs, when someone else charges a price that sends you apeshit for an item which is most definitely Super Deluxe Art put the cost into an inflation calculator……you may be surprised.

Pascal

: nice calculation, but I somewhat miss the basis between the £3.99 and the £30.76.
Please explain.

Kauwgompie

Putting items from the 70’s in an inflation calculator is not representative for what we pay now. Nothing that we paid £3.99 for in the 70’s is now £30.76. A loaf of bread is not £15 today. An airplane ticket was more expensive in the 70’s than in todays world. You’re forgetting the advantages of economies of scale, globalization, and massive productivity advantages due to technology.
All cd’s are now cheaper than in the 80’s when they were first released. Either the 80’s price was a huge rip off or the economic advantages as described above have made the price drop. Probably the first. A cd in the Netherlands was $20 in the ’80’s. In the USA it was $10 at the same time.

Kevin Brown

Completely agree with what Richard Harris has said.
We wait more than five years for a huge let down, because they have used THAT OLD 1999 remaster instead of Steven Wilsons new Stereo Remix. and NOT even including the Extended Ladytron track and The Numberer which was issued for Record Store Day, also on the rear of that sleeve it said that those two tracks would be on the “Forthcoming Deluxe Box set”
At this price for 3 Discs……………….(Yes thats right 3 Discs the 1st disc been neither use to anyone, pathetic) and a book this really does need to drop less than £50 before it gets my interest. Shame on you Bryan.

Richard Harris

I’ve been so looking forward to this release for so long but the reality, both in terms of the pricing and content, have left a great deal to be desired. No stereo Steven Wilson mixes, no The Numberer and, most galling of all, the same 1999 remastered version of the album that is still onsale for £5.99 at online retailers. Are they really trying to tell us that after 18 years they are unable to improve on the quality of the remaster already on sale? Compare that with the different improvements made to the remastering of Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town in various boxed sets and remasters in the same period. It’s as if here after such a long wait they couldn’t actually be bothered to put much work in at all. A case for another one of your “open letters” as with PG and McCartney, I think Paul! So no sale for me until the price reflects the contents, which it certainly doesn’t at present.

Kauwgompie

Thanks Paul for your Poxy Music article. Although many complain about SDE prices, I don’t really think it’s so bad. Yes, Paul McCartney, The Eagles and Roxy Music are beyond ridiculous. But look at how many affordable box sets we have. Prince, George Michael, The Smiths, Lloyd Cole, Fleetwood mac, Inxs, Wet Wet Wet, Ramones, R.E.M. (Out Of Time), Simple Minds, Tears For Fears (when in print), Underworld, they were all very affordable, and even more so with a Deal Alert.

And if a box is too expensive, just wait a few months and you almost always pay a lot less. I understand wanting to have the SDE of your favorite artist/album immediately but if you apply some sensibility and patience, there are almost always deals.

I always keep track of prices of boxsets after I buy them, out of general interest and also to see where I went wrong (if so). In general I always find that the sooner I buy a box set (after its release), the more I screw myself. Another observation is that Paul’s Deal Alert are almost always the overall cheapest. Not just at the moment but even months and years later. The only time I ever found a cheaper deal than Paul’s Deal Alert, it was only a few dollars cheaper, hardly worth it. So if Paul advertises a Deal Alert and you want the SDE, grab it, it will almost never get cheaper.

Pascal


I think you miss the actual point here: why is a 3CD + 1DVD box by f.i. George Michael priced at about 30 euros (that’s what I paid at Media Markt in Rotterdam recently) and this 3CD + DVD box from Roxy Music more than triple that price?
It can’t be just the packaging and extra’s included. The actual amount of audio and video-content (i.e. the number of discs) is what it’s basically all about. The rest is ‘nice to have’.
The point is that the pricing of these boxes seem to be totally random and not based on what is actually being delivered. See it like this: wouldn’t it be strange if the latest album by f.i. Coldplay could be fetched for 15 euros for the standard CD-format whilst the latest from Maroon 5 would cost me 45 euros for the standard issue?

Jim Campbell

Looks, and no doubtsounds, great but £130 from the ‘zon!
Knock £125 off that and you may get a buyer

Andrew B

I think I would rather donate £180 to charity to help feed and clothe the homeless or sick kids than lining Mr Ferry’s back pocket. Just saying.

Kauwgompie

This is worth a “Like”

Janice P

I ordered a copy of the Super Deluxe 4 CD and book box set….then 24 hours later, I thought, “Are you mad paying all that?” So cancelled my order from the Roxy Music site. I adore Roxy and Bryan – but this is just taking the Micky. Bring the price down drastically and I will definitely buy a box set.

EW99

Same. I was so keen and then came to my senses over the weekend.

John Ireland

I have to agree. I placed order straight away at official Roxy store and now common sense has kicked in and I’ll be cancelling my order.
I’m struggling to justify this price tag plus I’ve Mr. Ferry’s autograph anyway.

Kees de Baat

I’ve bought this box in the Netherlands at http://www.kroese-online.nl/ and I have paid 47,99 EUR

Paul Wren

Stupid pricing. Just wait a few weeks/months and the unsold stock will be available at heavily discounted prices. I waited for a year for the Cream “Fresh Cream” deluxe six vinyl disc
reissue to drop in price and picked it up online for £40 two weeks ago.