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Roxy Music – Virginia Plain – 1972

Virginia Plain

Virginia Plain” is a song by British glam rock group Roxy Music, released as their debut single in August 1972. Written by Roxy frontman Bryan Ferry, “Virginia Plain” was recorded by his band in July 1972 at London’s Command Studios. Backed with “The Numberer” (an instrumental composed by Andy Mackay), as a single the song became a Top 10 hit in the UK, peaking at number four.

The song was not present on the original UK LP version of the band’s debut, Roxy Music, and had not even been recorded when the album was released. After the success of the album in the UK, it was included on later reissues. In 1977, it was re-released as a single, together with “Pyjamarama“, originally the second Roxy Music single, to promote their Greatest Hits album, and reached number 11. Both “Virginia Plain” and “The Numberer” can be found on “The Thrill of It All” boxset.

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2 thoughts on “Roxy Music – Virginia Plain – 1972

  1. Thanks. There’s a very good case for believing this is the best ever debut single! Regards Thom.

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