If Roxy Music’s first five albums showcased the band’s genius for creating sonically crafted musical statements in the studio, then 1976’s ‘Viva! Roxy Music’ proved they were no less masterful in a more visceral and unpredictable live setting. Recorded over three separate dates between 1973 and 1975, ‘Viva!’ acts as a sort of alternative greatest hits of the band’s first era. With live takes of the singles ‘Pyjamarama’ and ‘Both Ends Burning’ next to celebrated album tracks like ‘If There Is Something’ and ‘In Every Dream Home A Heartache’ ‘Viva!’ has, unusually for a live record, become as essential a part of the band’s catalogue as the studio records. For many, these vital live versions even represent the “definitive” versions of its classic songs.