Roxy Music reunion 'could still happen', says Phil Manzanera

The guitarist said the band still had an album of unreleased material

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Phil Manzanera from Roxy Music has revealed that the band could possibly reform.

After his comments made to Rolling Stone last year that Roxy Music were  “done”, Manzanera appears to have reconsidered a reunion.

“I have said over the last year I thought our job was done with Roxy Music,” he told The Independent

“There are no plans to do anything at all [but] the great thing about being in a band like Roxy was no-one told us what to do. If I called up Bryan [Ferry] tomorrow and said, ‘I’ve got this great tune, how about we play a thing, whatever’s gone down?’ and if he said ‘Oh, I love that’ … When people say it’s all over well no, it’s only over when you’re 13 foot down when you’re dead and buried and then you definitely can’t come back… there are no rules.”

Manzanera also said that the group had made some new material together eight years ago but they decided not to release it as it wasn’t up to the standards of their final ground-breaking album Avalon, released in 1982.

“We tried to do an album about eight years ago and the stuff is still here [in the recording studio]. It’s not earth-shattering, so thank God we didn’t release it. Its sub-standard.

"You know we have a great back catalogue, which finished with Avalon. So what’s the point of putting something for the sake of it? Records don’t sell now anyway  — there’d be no money in it, so we’d be doing it for the love and for the music. It could happen but I’m not holding my breath.”

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