Roxy Music: The High Road : Classic one off concert – and I was there for it at the Roman Arena in Frejus, south of France – August 1982.

I have just purchased it, asking yourself if i see a youthful me at the entrance of the audience – lol. I bear in mind it remaining a terrific live performance and a excellent venue.

A extremely good doc of a concert now 50 percent a lifetime absent. Ferry in great voice, musically strong and pretty enjoyable. The staging is extremely dated and only ferry could get away with his trend perception now . Picture top quality is very good while definitely not high definition. Sound is fantastic even though not as punchy as you would like. I viewed/listened three moments more than yesterday afternoon/evening and the excellent of the overall performance grows on you.

Acquired this to substitute the authentic ordered lots of many years ago, on tape. Audio good quality superior than unique.

This is a document of roxy music’s 1982 concert in frejus, province, france, now obtainable on dvd for the 1st time (well, because 2004). It was originally introduced on online video as ‘the high road’ in 1983 and then on cd as ‘heart nonetheless beating’ in 1990. A 4 keep track of dwell cassette named ‘the high road’ of a 1982 glasgow concert from the exact tour was introduced in 1983. It is an attention-grabbing launch and an strange venue, as the live performance took place in a roman ampitheatre in summer season. The pace of the live performance in some methods demonstrates the temper of the avalon album which is getting promoted on the tour, not as quickly as it may be with a single or two marginally curious options, like are unable to allow go and like a hurricane, when older roxy faves may have been chosen, or even far more from the avalon album (only three music from the album are showcased below), furthermore the keep track of ‘india’ as an into. That stated, more than this (a favourite of mine ), for instance has proved a troublesome track to complete are living. The live performance is a little bit of a grower, in conditions of likeability and the highlights are avalon, dance absent, enjoy is the drug, editions of you, do the strand and jealous person. The musicanship is unquestionable from the three original roxy songs users, as nicely as the supporting musicians – andy newmark (sly and spouse and children stone), alan spenner and neil hubbard (kokomo), person fletcher (dire straits), amongst some others. Hubbard’s guitar enjoying on my only really like, spenner’s bass on jealous man and newmark’s typical drumming selection in general are noteworthy. In conclusion, the dvd is fantastic and grows on you, but is minimal way too laid again at instances for my liking.

This is fantastic just wish they’d release it as a cd.

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1 comment on “Roxy Music: The High Road : Classic one off concert – and I was there for it at the Roman Arena in Frejus, south of France – August 1982.

  1. A very decent document of a concert now half a lifetime away. Ferry in fine voice, musically strong and very enjoyable. The staging is very dated and only ferry could get away with his fashion sense now . Picture quality is good though obviously not high definition. Sound is good though not as punchy as you would like. I watched/listened three times over yesterday afternoon/evening and the quality of the performance grows on you.
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    A very decent document of a concert now half a lifetime away. Ferry in fine voice, musically strong and very enjoyable. The staging is very dated and only ferry could get away with his fashion sense now . Picture quality is good though obviously not high definition. Sound is good though not as punchy as you would like. I watched/listened three times over yesterday afternoon/evening and the quality of the performance grows on you.
    1. Possibly the tour that defined the closing-out of roxy music’s second phase as a band. I love it for its ambience – but am disappointed that the masters were not better quality in the video department. The sound is fine and full-range, but the 4:3 aspect ratio is so “last century”, and i’d have thought that a bit more creativity in the post production could have panned-and-scanned onto a widescreen format. Sad, because it looks so much older than it sounds.As an aside, alan spenner’s bass groove is the highlight for me.
  3. This review is from : Roxy Music: The High Road

    Possibly the tour that defined the closing-out of roxy music’s second phase as a band. I love it for its ambience – but am disappointed that the masters were not better quality in the video department. The sound is fine and full-range, but the 4:3 aspect ratio is so “last century”, and i’d have thought that a bit more creativity in the post production could have panned-and-scanned onto a widescreen format. Sad, because it looks so much older than it sounds.As an aside, alan spenner’s bass groove is the highlight for me.
    1. Having seen an abridged version of this concert on bbc4 i just had to purchase this dvd. A nice blend of roxy classics with the band on inspired form.
      1. Having seen an abridged version of this concert on bbc4 i just had to purchase this dvd. A nice blend of roxy classics with the band on inspired form.

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