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AVALON

Roxy Music

 

Crossover Prog

3.61 | 168 ratings

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Matti
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4 stars I like the opportunity to write about some good non-prog albums as well. Avalon is arty pop which comes already close to Bryan Ferry's solo output - and Ferry compilations always have Roxy Music tracks like 'More Than This', 'Avalon' and 'To Turn You On' from this album. Yet it can't be said that Ferry IS Roxy Music, for also Phil Manzanera (g) and Andy Mackay (oboe, sax) have a lot to say in that smooth clear sound into which the suave, charming style of Mr Ferry fits perfectly. I could imagine he appeals for ladies especially! Most of the album would suit for luxurious night clubs where people drink martinis and dance and flirt with the opposite sex.

I love the fresh airiness of the opening track 'More Than This'. To me another highlight is 'While My Heart Is Still Beating', the saddest song. The way the last percussion patterns of the instrumental 'India' precede that song is the most artistic moment. Quite unforgettable is also the female voice solo in very sensual 'Avalon'. ONE OF THE COOLEST POP ALBUMS EVER (represents the 80's at its best).

Matti | 4/5 |

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