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    I've just been reinventing the wheel or so it seems by rediscovering the first two Roxy CD's. I have the entire catalogue on CD re-issue but seriously only find the first two worth any merit. The set I have all have cardboard sleeves like LP replicas and a disc over print that looks like a vinyl record. Oh yeah, they are HDCD also but of course I have no HDCD compatibility.

    I still find For Your Pleasure their greatest musical legacy though and cannot bring myself to listen to the later 'Ferry almost solo' works. Another great band that slid into dire mediocrity in the 80's.

    Also love some of the covers of In Every Dream Home A Heartache that have been done over the years.

    Hmm... after an extended listen maybe Siren is quite good also


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    I have them all and like them all, though I have special affection towards 'Flesh and Blood'.
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    I don't know what it is about their 80's work that I dislike so much but even Paul Thompson the drummer gave up and left at that point. I think his best work with them was quite possibly Love Is The Drug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    I've just been reinventing the wheel or so it seems by rediscovering the first two Roxy CD's. I have the entire catalogue on CD re-issue but seriously only find the first two worth any merit. The set I have all have cardboard sleeves like LP replicas and a disc over print that looks like a vinyl record. Oh yeah, they are HDCD also but of course I have no HDCD compatibility.

    I still find For Your Pleasure their greatest musical legacy though and cannot bring myself to listen to the later 'Ferry almost solo' works. Another great band that slid into dire mediocrity in the 80's.

    Also love some of the covers of In Every Dream Home A Heartache that have been done over the years.

    Hmm... after an extended listen maybe Siren is quite good also

    If you struggle with their later stuff and like the earlier, then I would investigate Phil Manzaneera and 801 albums, 801 Live is a classsic IMO, most of them the band is incarnations of Roxy (without Ferry).
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    ive got a couple of bryan ferry's solo jazz albums. they are very good. he is very talented
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post


    Also love some of the covers of In Every Dream Home A Heartache that have been done over the years.
    I love the early stuff. As for In Every Dream Home A Heartache.....the words are fairly unique, there's aren't too many songs about blow-up dolls!
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    Back in 1973 I was really disappointed that Eno was kicked out of the band for upstaging Ferry (if you believe the media of the time) as I thought he was a large part of what Roxy were back then. His effects on 'Dream Home' were stunning for that time although of course the song helped no end. I remember an interview in NME back in '73 with Brian Eno that didn't paint a very good picture of Bryan Ferry. It said that at that time, Roxy almost stopped as a band due to Ferry's actions. I was happy though with the release of the film 'Velvet Goldmine' as it featured a lot of Eno's and Roxy's music from those early years. It also marked a new friendship between Ferry and Eno after so many years.

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    If I was dumped on a desert island and I could only take one Roxy album, it would have to be "For Your Pleasure" I feel this was their pinnacle, and is up there with Hunky Dory and Electric Ladyland as my all time favourites. So I guess it makes no sense that these days "Avalon" is my most played Roxy effort.
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    If I was dumped on a desert island and I could only take one Roxy album, it would have to be "For Your Pleasure" I feel this was their pinnacle, and is up there with Hunky Dory and Electric Ladyland as my all time favourites. So I guess it makes no sense that these days "Avalon" is my most played Roxy effort.
    Oh so very true Steve. I just cannot listen to that 80's male Sade muzak. For Your Pleasure captures them at their most energetic and watching the videos on YouTube just reinforces that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    Oh so very true Steve. I just cannot listen to that 80's male Sade muzak. For Your Pleasure captures them at their most energetic and watching the videos on YouTube just reinforces that.
    Shaun, from reading posts from the past few months I'd say we share pretty similar music tastes! Although I have to say that my Audion 300b/Zu speakers combination does a decent job of Deadmau5 (to my ears anyway), and "One Trick Pony" (4x4=12) is great for 'persuading' unwanted guests to leave early
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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