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''Manifesto'' is the sixth studio album by Roxy Music, and was released in 1979 by E.G. in the UK, Polydor in Europe and by Atco in the U.S.

Following an almost four-year recording hiatus, Roxy Music regrouped for this album, their first since 1975's ''Siren''. The first single from ''Manifesto'' was "Trash", which barely made the UK top 40. However, the second single, the disco-tinged "Dance Away", returned the band to the top 3, beaten to no 1 for 2 weeks from 26 May 1979 by Blondie's "Sunday Girl" and becoming one of their biggest hits. The song was also released as a 12" extended version (running at six and half minutes), a format that had started to become popular in the late 1970s. The third single from the album was a remixed version of "Angel Eyes", which was also released as an extended 12" mix and also made the top 5 in the UK in August.

"Angel Eyes" and "Trash" were both repackaged heavily at the time - the single of "Angel Eyes" being far more electronic and "disco" in nature than the power-pop album track, and the "Trash" B-side version also being heavily reworked into a synthesizer-accompanied disco song.

The album itself peaked at no. 7 in the UK . The cover design which featured a variety of mannequins (a concept also used for the covers of the singles from the album), was created by Bryan Ferry with fashion designer Antony Price amongst others. The picture disc version of the album featured a version of the design in which the mannequins are unclothed. The cover's typography, as well as the album's title, were inspired by the first edition of Wyndham Lewis's literary magazine ''BLAST''. - Wikipedia