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Roxy Music – Siren (2017 Reissue Half-Speed Mastered on 180g Vinyl)

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Released on 24 October 1975, Siren is the fifth studio album by Roxy Music.

In a contemporary review of Siren for Melody Maker, critic Allan Jones praised it as ‘a superb album, striking the listener immediately with a force and invention reserved only for the most special musical experiences’. Robert Christgau of The Village Voice found the album’s more pop-leaning sound to be revelatory: ‘Of course, Roxy Music albums have always had hooks, but Street Life and Virginia Plain never told us as much about Roxy’s less accessible music as Love Is the Drug’. 

Siren remains one of Roxy Music’s most critically acclaimed albums. In 1983, critic Dave Marsh described the album as Roxy’s masterpiece, calling the listener back by virtue of its finely honed instrumental attack and compelling lyrical attitude’.

Rolling Stone ranked Siren at No. 371 on its 2003 list of the ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’, and at No. 374 on a 2012 version of the list. Vibe included it in its list of the ‘100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century’, describing it as a fusion of ‘the esoteric murk of early Roxy’ and ‘the aching, ardently romantic tone that defines their later work’.

 

Track Listing

Side One

  1. Love Is the Drug
  2. End of the Line
  3. Sentimental Fool
  4. Whirlwind

Side Two

  1. She Sells
  2. Could It Happen to Me?
  3. Both Ends Burning
  4. Nightingale
  5. Just Another High

 

Producer: Chris Thomas

Format: Vinyl / 12” Album

Label: UMC

Barcode: 0602537848782

Release Date: 21 Jul 2017