In honor of Roxy Music’s 40th Anniversary, the Vinyl Factory has just released two remixes of the band’s most iconic tracks. The new vinyl 12″ features a dub-inspired remix of “Love Is the Drug” by Todd Terje and “Avalon”, remixed as a chillwave experience by Lindstrom and Prins Thomas.
“Avalon” begins with the sax solo, extending the intro to a slow build of synths (much thanks to Brian Eno, listed on Wikipedia as playing synthesizer and “treatments” for the group). It continues as an instrumental until the classic warbling guitar solo comes in, and Bryan Ferry’s vocals are deconstructed as if in a preview — definitely could have used more as it makes the listener pine for the original.
Look for a deluxe box set to come out April 2nd, the exact anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut album. Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Recordings 1972 – 1982 will be available through Virgin Records.