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Posted October 1, 2010
Incredible Second Outing
There is not enough praise I can give this disc. Caught between the original ''glam'' rock era and the goofy '80's, as evidenced in the LP inside liner photos, Roxy Music fit a groove that grew in several directions; From Brian Ferry, Brian Eno and Phil Manzenera there was a group of talent that was capable of standing on their own, individually, at that very time. Eno left the group and did just that after this album, putting out a string of LP's that strung the listener from ambient elevator music to cutting edge rock. Manzenera lived the double life, putting out solo efforts and LP's with the amazing 801. Even Brian Eno teamed up with him on the Live LP. Brian Ferry released more music as time went by and continued to demonstrate his vocal talents. FOR YOUR PLEASURE has some of the best Roxy available. ''Do The Strand'' was a Ferry classic, showcasing his unique vocal style. ''In Every Dream Home A Heartache'' Eno tends to show his style in this haunting tale of suburban angst starting a snail's pace and building to a steaming and abrupt crescendo. Eno's keyboards and ''treatments'' make this song into what it is, and it is, in my humble opinion, the best song on the disc. Whatever your exposure to Roxy Music, consider this a ''must'' for any serious listener's collection and an excellent example of classic Roxy and the pseudo-progressive genre.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
mindblowingly chic, a truly brilliant album
people often talk about the beatles' sgt pepper and the beach boys' pet sounds being the most innovative albums ever, but they clearly haven't paid enough attention to roxy music's many other- wordly creations, this being just one of the many examples of their greatness. Listen in awe to the startlingly eclectic, swirling sounds, that beautiful, unique Ferry croon and the true innovation in this album,and you'll see that this band deserve a lot more attention and praise as a truly influential musical creation.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.