Avalon

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Flesh + Blood suggested that Roxy Music were at the end of the line, but they regrouped and recorded the lovely Avalon, one of their finest albums. Certainly, the lush, elegant soundscapes of Avalon are far removed from the edgy avant-pop of their early records, yet it represents another landmark in their career. With its stylish, romantic washes of synthesizers and Bryan Ferry's elegant, seductive croon, Avalon simultaneously functioned as sophisticated make-out music for yuppies and as the maturation of synth pop. Ferry was never this romantic or seductive, either with Roxy or as a solo artist, and Avalon shimmers with elegance in both its music and its ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Flesh + Blood suggested that Roxy Music were at the end of the line, but they regrouped and recorded the lovely Avalon, one of their finest albums. Certainly, the lush, elegant soundscapes of Avalon are far removed from the edgy avant-pop of their early records, yet it represents another landmark in their career. With its stylish, romantic washes of synthesizers and Bryan Ferry's elegant, seductive croon, Avalon simultaneously functioned as sophisticated make-out music for yuppies and as the maturation of synth pop. Ferry was never this romantic or seductive, either with Roxy or as a solo artist, and Avalon shimmers with elegance in both its music and its lyrics. "More Than This," "Take a Chance with Me," "While My Heart Is Still Beating," and the title track are immaculately crafted and subtle songs, where the shifting synthesizers and murmured vocals gradually reveal the melodies. It's a rich, textured album and a graceful way to end the band's career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2000
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724384746025
  • Catalog Number: 47460
  • Sales rank: 8,740

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 More Than This (4:31)
  2. 2 The Space Between (4:30)
  3. 3 Avalon (4:16)
  4. 4 India (1:44)
  5. 5 While My Heart Is Still Beating (3:26)
  6. 6 The Main Thing (3:54)
  7. 7 Take a Chance with Me (4:42)
  8. 8 To Turn You On (4:16)
  9. 9 True to Life (4:25)
  10. 10 Tara (1:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roxy Music Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Paul Carrack Piano, Keyboards
Bryan Ferry Synthesizer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Synthesizer Guitar
Phil Manzanera Guitar
Jimmy Maelen Percussion
Yanick Etienne Vocals, Background Vocals
Neil Hubbard Guitar
Neil Jason Bass
Andy Mackay Oboe, Saxophone
Rick Marotta Drums
Kermit Moore Cello
Andy Newmark Drums
Alan Spenner Bass
Fonzi Thornton Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bryan Ferry Artwork, Cover Design, Cover Art
Bob Clearmountain Engineer
Rhett Davies Producer, Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Roxy Music Producer
Peter Saville Artwork, Cover Design, Cover Art
Robert C. Ludwig Mastering, Remastering
Anthony Price Cover Art
Neil Kirk Artwork, Cover Design, Cover Art
Antony Price Artwork, Cover Design, Cover Art
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    very GOOD things...

    same

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The ultimate

    Ladies...Gentlemen This is the album for candles...good food & wine...and the person next to you to be the one thing you hold dear in your life. all else passes. Listen and relax..listen and share listen and love. The core of love is Avalon Thank you Mr Ferry etc etc.. You set my precedent for emotion and for perfection. I'm not a musician, but if I were...I'm sure that this would mean the same

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Most Perfect Album Ever Made

    This music is distilled until it floats. Every note played and every lyric sung are flawless and timeless. Agree with the above recommendation...a must see in concert as well. A desert island classic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Classic Album

    I knew very little of Roxy Music when Avalon was released in 1982. A British friend introduced me to their music. Upon hearing Avalon for the first time it instantly became one of my favorites. To this day I never tire of listening to this album. It is timeless music. One can only hope Roxy Music reunites if for only one more album. Avalon should be a must in anybody's music collection. Another must is seeing Bryan Ferry in concert. He is a tremendous vocalist.

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    Posted January 7, 2009

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