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Roxy Music: Manifesto (Polydor POLH 001)***½

David Hepworth, Sounds, 10 March 1979

HOW ABOUT a little fanfare? Not that this is a comeback. Oh no. The accompanying propaganda takes pains to point out that this is just another instalment in a continuing story, the implication being that nothing in the exclusive, shrink wrapped orbit of all things Roxy has been affected by all these waves and surf and stuff. No way. Mind you, I'd guess that they're maybe a little hurt, just slightly smarting. Ah, this business! You give 'em money, power and fame and still they want to be loved!

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