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|Roxy Music - The High Road|
Actor: Roxy Music
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This concert film was recorded during Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music's 1982 world tour and features old standards such as "Avalon," "Dance Away," "Love Is the Drug" as well as many other songs. The concert film was originally ... more »
End of the Line
Wayne Klein | My Little Blue Window, USA | 12/26/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Before Roxy's recent reformation, this was the most complete concert available for the band. The band was supporting their most successful album "Avalon". While many of the performances are memorable, the band's sound had become quite slick at this point incorporating more disco type beats. Without the powerhouse drumming of Paul Thompson (Andy Newmark is a great drummer and more diverse but he lacks Paul's thumping sound)the songs are more lanquid, loose and relaxed. If you're a fan of the band's last trio of albums ("Manifesto", "Flesh + Blood" and "Avalon")this is the perfect chill out album full of sweet melodies and love songs.
I'm a long time Roxy Music fan and prefer their latest concert video "Live at the Apollo" because it captures much of their fire evident in their concerts prior to 1976. With original drummer Paul Thompson back firmly in the rhythm chair, it's a superior performance all around. The only people missing are Eno (who was invited but didn't want to participate)and Eddie Jobson (keyboards and electric violin). Covering their entire history, "Apollo" gives the listener a better sense of what this groundbreaking band was all about. Also, the video direction is better for "Apollo".
"The High Road" is still a great document of the end of the line for Roxy Music. I had this on video and laserdisc and purchased it on DVD simply because I'm a die hard fan. The song selection for both is extremely good and Roxy fans will be pleased to have documents from both parts of the band's career. Your preference will probably be dictated by what stage you got into Roxy Music (i.e., "Avalon" vs. "Country Life" or even "For Your Pleasure")."
Please disregard all previous reviews
John Staugaard | 06/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This as an utterly AWESOME music DVD in every way. The sound is superb, the performance is seamless, the camera-work and editing is totally professional. I like this DVD much more than the more highly-rated "Live at the Apollo". If I had to find any quibble, it would be that the tempo of "Love is the Drug" is a little brisk, but that's why we buy live recordings...to hear a different take. It is amazing that such a polished recording could possibly be achieved live....it's just staggering really."
Time in life
Steven W. Clemings | 10/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Roxy Music is great on the "High Road" music video, saw it in Amsterdam for the first time years ago at the old Hard Rock in 1990 or so. Now own the Roxy " Live at the Appollo" . Both are great, one when the band was young and one when they are much older. Both are great. Enjoy both; we can not be young forever ,except in our own memories. Great group and very under-appreciated. Steve ,, Georgetown ,TX"
Average sound and vision , music slick but involving
A C SHIELDS | melbourne , australia | 11/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Most of Roxy's fans will buy all their DVD's as each of them offers a different lineup of the band and different songs .
This lineup had an exceptional rhythm section , who help give the songs a lift and they make me want to watch and listen again and again .
One gets a good idea of how mellow Roxy could be as the ballads are convincingly done , with stirring lead work by Neil Hubbard on MY ONLY LOVE being the highpoint of a standout version .
A good release - maybe one day they will be able to clean up the picture . I'm very happy with the music , however .
Worth a spin for those fans of this influential band .