I believe Roxy Music had the potential to release one of the greatest live albums ever.
I’m a big fan but unfortunately I don’t think they have (yet) released an absolute classic from the heady days of 1973 to 1975 when they were challenging David Bowie as one of the most exciting experiences.
Perhaps that’s harsh but I recognise the difference between very good and great.
Their past catalogue hasn’t been treated kindly. Viva needs to be extended, the releases for the Manifesto tour in 1979/1980 are very confusing and Avalon tour saw them to continue to smooth out their adorable rough edges.
Their comeback in 2001 is very worthy but, let’s be honest, it is 25 years too late.
What Is The Best Live Album By Roxy Music?
I have a readers poll to help guide you to the best albums:
The Best Live Albums Of All Time
I see Roxy Music as a band who started playing art rock but who matured into classic rock.
Please vote in the poll to find the best art rock live albums.
Please also vote in the poll to find the best classic rock live albums.
Because there are so many excellent classic rock live albums I have split the poll into two and you may find some of your favourites in the second division. Albums will be promoted when they get enough votes.
You can see the complete list of readers polls at Live Album Polls