Roxy Music’s ‘Manifesto’ is their sixth studio album released after a four years hiatus on March 16, 1979 by E.G. / Polydor / Atco Records.
Track Listing : 1.Manifesto (Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera) – 05:29 . 2.Trash (Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera) – 02:14 . 3.Angel Eyes (Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay) – 03:32 . 4.Still Falls The Rain (Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera) – 04:13 . 5.Stronger Through The Years (Bryan Ferry) – 06:16 . 6.Ain’T That So (Bryan Ferry) – 05:39 . 7.My Little Girl (Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera) – 03:17 . 8.Dance Away (Bryan Ferry) – 03:46 . 9.Cry, Cry, Cry (Bryan Ferry) – 02:55 . 10.Spin Me Round (Bryan Ferry) – 05:15
Musicians : Roxy Music – Band . Bryan Ferry – Vocals, Keyboards, Harmonica . Andy Mackay – Oboe, Saxophone . Phil Manzanera – Electric Guitar . Paul Thompson – Drums . Alan Spenner – Bass . Paul Carrack – Keyboards . Gary Tibbs – Bass . Steve Ferrone – Drums . Rick Marotta – Drums . Richard Tee – Piano
Production : Produced By Roxy Music . Rhett Davies – Engineer . Jimmy Douglass – Engineer . Phill Brown – Engineer . Randy Mason – Engineer . Bob Clearmountain – Mixing
Package : Anthony Price – Cover Art . Neil Kirk – Cover Art
Recorded 1978–1979 At Ridge Farm Studio, Rusper, England; Basing Street Studios, London.
Released On March 16, 1979 By E.G./Polydor/Atco .
But like Manifesto itself, such a respite can be no more than a respite, a holding action. The struggle is merely out of sight, and on Ferry’s own records, I’d imagine, that struggle will soon be back on center stage. […]
1979’s Manifesto suggested Roxy Music‘s omnivorous musical appetite was intact: unlike a lot of white artists who went disco, they sound as if they were adapting the genre to their own ends rather than being adapted by it. […]
Melody Maker 1979
It speaks of Ferry’s continuing personal dilemma (which, put coarsely, boils down to the eternal choice between leather or tweed, between women who dare and women who care), and it wishes to satisfy those who bought “Virginia Plain” while making genuflection’s to present-day American radio culture. […]