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Studio Album, released in 1973

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Street Life (3:29)
2. Just Like You (3:36)
3. Amazona (4:16)
4. Psalm (8:04)
5. Serenade (2:59)
6. A Song for Europe (5:46)
7. Mother of Pearl (6:52)
8. Sunset (6:04)

Total Time: 41:06

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Line-up / Musicians

- Bryan Ferry / voices, piano, keyboards
- Eddie Jobson / synthesizer, violin, keyboards, synthesizer violin
- Phil Manzanera / guitar
- John Gustafson / bass
- Andy Mackay / oboe, saxophone
- Paul Thompson / drums, timbales, tympani

Guests:

- Chris Lawrence / bass, string bass
- London Welsh Male Choir / choir, chorus

Releases information

LP Island Records ILPS 9252
CD EMI 7452 (1973) / CD Virgin 47451 (2000)

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3.54
(123 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
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Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
2 stars With its title alluding to the lead track of the previous album, this is yet another classic RM album even if Eno is gone. Coming in are Quartermass's John Gustaffson on bass and Curved Air's Eddie Jobson on violin and keys (unfortunately relieving Ferry from this duty and allowing him to become the full frontman (that will become their ultimate flaw), almost sole writer and future crooner. I mean the man has a great voice and looks to match so this was maybe his fate.

Plenty of still inventive and catchy pop songs, but nothing as mesmerizing than the previous album, one can already feel the slip as Jobson backs Ferry on Just like You. The first side of the vinyl leaves you with a rather imperishable and deceiving feeling of waste - considering whet had been achieved on the second side of previous For Your Pleasure - and unconfirmed talents. If Amazona has flashes of brilliances (Manzanera doe get a credit inn the writing), and the all-too-long Psalm is just slightly interesting. The second side starts with the disastrous Serenade, but the following Song To Europe with its Kevin Ayers-like vocals does make up for the slack of the album (Ferry even singing in French almost managing to sound like giant Jacques Brel and anarchist Leo Ferre). Mother Of Pearl draws some interesting moments, especially after a rocky intro, but never manages to take off. Closing track Sunset could've been interesting if Eno had been there. But on the whole Manzanera is the other absentee except for one Amazona.

Ultimately, I believe this album became the downfall of RM, and the fact that Ferry became even more of a towering force within the group, will lead Manzanera to solo projects such as the superb Canterbury-esque Quiet Sun or later poppier 801. Given the added progressive musicians that this album brought, this album is quite a let down for progheads only, though. And future albums will only confirm this. Incredibly, though, this will not stop RM to have their first #1 album in the UK with their worst album so far as the lead-off track was another top ten hit single with non-album Hula Kula.

BTW, progheads, since it is highly unlikely that I will ever review further albums, Gustafson played bass on the following album Country Life (with its very hung-up teenager artwork), but John Wetton will be replacing him for the tour of that album and further, but he will not do any difference just as he did not when he came in Family.

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Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Review by ZowieZiggy
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3 stars Exit Eno and his extravanganza. One can hardly replaces a guy like that. But life goes on ... This year has been an incredibly productive for the band and its members : two studio albums, a solo effort from Eno and a solo Ferry one : "This Foolish Things" with Phil and Paul giving a hand as well as John (Porter) and Eddie (Jobson).

As usual so far, the opener is a great track. "Street Life" is another derivate of "Virginia". It will reach the ninth spot in the charts and is of course a highlight of this album.

"Just Like You" is very piano oriented : it is a mellow / croony tune like Ferry will produce during decades with Roxy as well as in his solo carreer. "Amazona" has a very weak opening, kind of bluesy stuff. It goes on with very nice vocal harmonies and pretty strong intrumental effort; alas it ends like it started ...

"Psalm" is a quite long (within Roxy's standards) and pointless track : this song never lifts off : it remains all the way long too repetitive, without any conviction. No great beat as in "Bogus". Ferry has apparently said that this was the first song he ever wrote. It closes the weakest (by far) side of any Roxy album so far.

B-side opens with a great "Serenade" : typical Roxy (Ferry and Manzarena like they used to be, a very strong backing bass and drumming adding to the glory). One the highlight, even if it only lasts for a mere three minutes.

"Song For Europe" will be one their standards for the decades to come in their live performances (I've seen them twice : 1984 and ...2003). Very emotional vocals from Bryan and great sax from Andy. A quiet but beautiful song (with some Frenchy words : was this the start for Europe ?). It is the first track co-written by Ferry and Mackay (more to come). Bryan have said : "Andy came up with the music...it sounded very European to me, so I thought I'd use latin and french and do it as A Song For Europe." It's not the first time than Bryan introduces some French in his text (maybe its "chic" side like this language) : "Tous ces moments, Perdus dans l'enchantement, Qui ne reviendront, Jamais".

"Mother Of Pearl" is probably the most achieved song of this album. Quite rocking in its first part, it turns then to a quieter tempo with a low-tone Ferry and a good strong bass playing. The last part is too repetitive an lacks in interest. The closing "Sunset" is a six minutes uninspired ballad and leaves the listener completely perturbated.

IMO it is by far the weakest of the Roxy album so far. It will reach the first spot though in the UK charts. Three stars.

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Review by Easy Livin
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3 stars "Will you swoon, as I croon your serenade"

Released in the same year as "For your pleasure" (it was not unusual in the 1960's and 70's for bands to release two albums in the same year), this was the first album by Roxy Music to witness significant changes in the line up. Eno's departure was more than just the loss of a keyboard player, his futuristic experimentation went with him too. In came accomplished bassist John Gustaffson and violinist Eddie Jobson (who had replaced Daryl way in Curved Air).

The band's successes in the singles chart lead to the realisation that a strong dance rhythm and an upbeat melody were the best tools for the job as far as success in that area is concerned. Thus "Street life", which introduces the album, was another indicator that the band were prepared to take the king's shilling. This leads to the album having a rather schizophrenic mix of pop singles and decidedly un-pop album tracks. "Amazonia" for example has a wonderfully eclectic structure with Eno-esque guitar effects and a cod reggae beat. "Psalm" is an unabashed religious song penned by Ferry. It builds nicely through 8 minutes from a very quiet start, to an understated but climactic ending, with a Welsh male voice choir accompanying Ferry's vocal. In view of the cynicism such songs tend to evoke, it is an astonishingly brave, but largely successful piece.

"Serenade" could have been another hit single, taking us back into the upbeat pop side of the band. Ferry gives the game away here with the lyric "Will you swoon as I croon your serenade", something he would do on an ever increasing basis both with Roxy Music and as a solo artist. "A song for Europe" is a surprisingly effective ballad with notable sax accompaniment. Perhaps unwisely, Ferry decides to unveil his linguistic skills on the song, rather spoiling the soloing. I think there's even a bit of Latin in there somewhere.

"Mother of pearl" is a strangely muddled number with varying tempo and a distinctly retro feel. In the latter half of its 7 minute running time it settles down into a more conventional Roxy Music standard. The intensely vocal nature of the track is indicative of Ferry's now unchallenged leadership of the band. "Sunset" makes for a fitting, if corny, end to the album. the song is effectively a solo Ferry piece, featuring just voice and piano.

In all, an enjoyable if somewhat uneven album. While the switching between pop rock songs and distinctly album only tracks can be unsettling, there is nothing particularly great or indeed awful about the individual songs.

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Posted Friday, August 10, 2007

Review by UMUR
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3 stars Stranded is the third full-lengt studio album by UK pop/ rock act Roxy Music. Keybord player Brian Eno left after the second album by Roxy Music called For Your Pleasure (1973) and thus a great deal of the experimental approach of the first two albums would cease to be a part of Roxy Music´s sound. 19 year old keyboard and violin wiz Eddie Jobson who had just recently left Curved Air would replace Brian Eno. Allthough Eddie Jobson is more than a worthy replacement for Brian Eno his style is not as experimental. Stranded also marked the beginning of saxophonist Andy Mackay and guitarist Phil Manzanera contributing to the song writing. Bryan Ferry was still the main songwriter though.

The music is sophisticated pop/ rock, but a bit more mainstream and accessible compared to the eclectic debut and the dark and experimental For Your Pleasure. The songs are generally enjoyable if you can stand the distinct vocal style of Bryan Ferry. An aquired taste for sure.

The musicianship is excellent. Nothing but top notch musicians in Roxy Music.

The production is professional and well sounding.

Stranded is not as interesting as the first two albums from Roxy Music IMO, but that doesn´t mean that it isn´t a high quality production and a good pop/ rock album. I would recommend starting with the first two albums though.

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Roxy Music´s third album found the band in a transitional period, when the group lost the very influential Eno and all his synth/tapes experiments (and hence much of the band´s signature sound thus far). With Stranded, Roxy´s music tended to slide more and more towards the mainstream, but it did also maintained the high quality of their material anyway, since Bryan Ferry was still delivering great tunes.

The arrival of such competent players like Eddie Jobson (ex Curved Air) and seasoned bassist John Gustafson as permanent members were a mixed blessing. You see, up till then none of Roxy´s personel was a particulary skillful musician. And that was part of their charm and it worked on their advantage: their approach to rock was free from most cliches that plagued ´serious´ and experienced bands and they more than compensate their lack of virtuosity with lots of creativity and an willingness to experiment.

Two years later they had the chops, but something was missing in the process, and Eno was only one of them. Their slide into a less unpredictable sound was only a matter of time, but they managed to make the long transition with grace. Well, at least Bryan Ferry was still on the top of his form and was still writing great songs. And some of the initial experimentalism stayed on since Jobson was good enough to emulate much of Eno´s manneirisms on the VCS3 synthesizer (ok, not much, but it was better than nothing...). Songs like Street Life, Mother Of Pearl and Just Like You could easily be on the first two albums. The remaining sutff is also good and the only real let down was Psalm, a pseudo, country tinged, gospel song that never works and drags on for 8 minutes.

On the other side we have odd songs like Amazona and the fantastic A Song For Europe, probably one of Roxy´s greatest tunes ever, with a simple, but unforgetable, melody line, inspired lyrics and a powerful, emotional epic ending with Ferry singing verses in latin and french. A real classic!

Production was quite good for the time.

Conclusion: a fine album. Not as good or groundbreaking as the first two, of course, but still of high quality and elegance. Four stars.

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Review by Bonnek
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal Team
3 stars There must be some kind of twisted connection between the growing nudity content of Roxy's artwork and the diminishing quality of the actual music. Brian Eno had left the band and I can only conclude that he is clearly missed here.

Things kick off in great fashion as if Eno never left. Street Life is a sharp dressed rocker with great keyboards and the typical artsy Roxy vibe. Also Just Like You is a winner. I's a beautiful lyrical ballad with a tender and subtle emotionality. From then on the inspiration seriously dwindles and the band seems to hesitate between bland classic rock, pop balladry and contrived experiments. Nothing is really bad, but with the exception of A Song For Europe and Sunset maybe, nothing is either memorable or very interesting.

This doesn't rate as a very convincing 3 stars, but given the continued downhill slope on the ensuing albums, 2 stars would probably be too low.

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Posted Thursday, March 18, 2010

Review by tarkus1980
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5 stars In my (and many other's, though seemingly not so much on this site) eyes, this is the best RM album, yet when I'm listening to it it isn't immediately clear that that should be the case. It doesn't really have any tracks that stand head-and-shoulders above the rest, it's not especially bizarre or "futuristic" sounding, especially in comparison to the Eno albums, and in fact it seems like pretty normal European "romantic" pop and rock that happens to be well-done. As one track after another passes, though, the power of the whole album becomes more and more obvious until anything but a solid ***** seems absolutely out of the question.

This album is so slick and rich that it's amazing to realize that these guys were the first people in rock to do anything along these lines. Yeah, I can hear the "blah blah blah innovation has no bearing on how good an album is" people now, but look; it's one thing to follow a cliche, it's quite another to invent a cliche. Furthermore, it's quite yet another to invent a cliche and use it at such a high quality level that it becomes obvious why so many people would have taken notice of it and latched onto it. This is now Ferry's band, and Ferry's singing on this album spans so many emotions and styles that he basically ensures this album a ***** on his own. It's possible that the opening "Street Life" would pass me by if the instrumental track were done by a different band with a different singer; as is, the hilarious inflections he comes up with "It can take. you. highYA than the Milky Waaaaaaaaay" and with "It can make you. feel. like you're losing your miiiiiiiiiiind" and with "loooooooooving yooou is all I can doooooooooooooooo" are enough to make it a classic. It is entirely possible that without his pleading falsetto I'd find "Just Like You" boring, an average piece of "romantic" fluff, but there's no chance of that happening in what ends up as an emotional classic. It's entirely probable that I'd find the un-ironic gospel of "Psalm" (especially at 8 minutes) unbearably dull if sung by somebody else, but here it just seems terrific.

I don't wish to give the impression, though, that this album is nothing but a piece of crap that's rescued by good singing (as I'm realizing could be inferred by my phrasing in the previous paragraph). "Amazona" stands out a little more than the rest, as it starts as a fun bit of latin dance-boogie (or whatever you want to call it), then goes into a slower croony part, and then gives time for Phil to pull out the sort of "flushing" guitar sound that comes from more processing than what's given to a tax return from somebody claiming his pet rock as a dependent. My favorite use of this sound would actually come later on "King's Lead Hat," but given that he combines this sound with an absolutely astounding adrenaline- pumping guitar break, this has got to rank right up there. And then back to the original latin sound, except with Phil keeping the sound going. Yeah.

The first three songs of the second half are all almost as good, though. "Serenade" is a perfect example of what I'm talking about when I say this album is "rich;" the pianos and guitars and whatever are given a perfect amount of echo, not to mention that it seems like there are layers upon layers of them supporting Ferry's croon. And man, there's just something extra moving to me about that little Ferry middle 8, though I don't really know why ... Anyway, "Song For Europe" is extremely dark and decadent and mournful, a mode that Ferry can seemingly do excellently even in his sleep, and even the parts of him singing/talking in Latin and French work marvelously. And man, those are some really moody saxes going off while he goes off into foreign language land.

Then there's "Mother of Pearl," which starts off as an up-tempo, fairly aggressive rocker with all sorts of chaotic Ferry overdubs ("comingroundthecornerWHOOOOOOOOO"), before settling into a slow piano-based ballad with Ferry singing/emoting marvelously (as usual). And oh man, that's one amazing chorus, and it's especially nice that the coda is nothing but a couple of overdubs of Ferry singing, "Oh mother of pearl, I wouldn't trade you for another girl" again and again.

Of course, the closing "Sunset" sucks, as it's really dull and really long (though it's ok as a mood piece), but that's just one blotch on an otherwise mostly-impeccable album. When I finished listening to this album for the first time, and I sat for a bit taking it all in, I realized very quickly why it was that so many (Even Eno, supposedly and surprisingly) have eagerly deemed this as their favorite Roxy album. Many others have tried to make many songs and albums like this, but few have come close to matching the richness and candor and just plain goodness of this. Get this first.

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Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Review by Warthur
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4 stars Proving that he's nothing if not a good sport, Brian Eno identified Roxy Music's Stranded - their first album after his departure - as his favourite. With Eddie Jobson fresh from his stint in Curved Air joining in the keyboardist spot and adding a subtle sprinkling of electric violin to the band's sound, the weird Krautrock-influenced experiments of For Your Pleasure may be gone but what remains is still cool as ice, arty glam rock with prog rock production values and more than a few surprises for listeners who thought Roxy sold out as soon as Eno left the crew. Standout tracks include the driving opening number Street Life and the impassioned Song for Europe.

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Send comments to Warthur (BETA) | Report this review (#509736) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, August 26, 2011

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3 stars Roxy, "exiles" Brian Eno, unplug themselves and start their second re-incarnation, musically speaking of course. STRANDED, the 3th. Roxy Music album, as always with this ensemble, offers "tons" of unexpected surprises. Bryan Ferry "frees" himself of unrequested commitments, to focus on his own c ... (read more)

Report this review (#895493) | Posted by admireArt | Saturday, January 19, 2013 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Stranded ? 1973 (3.4/5) 11 ? Best Song: Just Like You Thus commences the loss of Brian Eno once and for all, and I say that it's a positive thing, because we get his solo career AND another musical smash from Roxy Music. It's as if Jesus ran away from home and never came back, but invented ... (read more)

Report this review (#443577) | Posted by Alitare | Friday, May 06, 2011 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Between 1976 & 1979 i had the chance to be in london for hundreds of time , as a pilot with Middle East Airlines it was my destiny to be in ENGLAND FOR EVERY week . Iuse to review the Melody Maker & Sounds to know witch concert to see , and always i use to skip RM . In my opinion RM was'nt a ... (read more)

Report this review (#162748) | Posted by trackstoni | Tuesday, February 26, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars A SONG FOR EUROPE... A SERENADE I love the style of Bryan Ferry that in this album explode. "Stranded" is the first album without Eno and with Eddie Jobson and Johnny Gustafson. strange but "Stranded" isn't a Prog album. Good, however, the songs. Because Bryan Ferry is a great songwriter. The ... (read more)

Report this review (#146729) | Posted by Lady In Black | Wednesday, October 24, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The last of the three roxy classic's (Roxy Music, For Your Pleasure, Stranded). Eno is absent in this album replaced by the more developed Eddie Jobson of Curved Air, after the depart of Eno, Roxy Music started to lose some of their trademarks, such as the treatments, tape effects, and multi-s ... (read more)

Report this review (#124580) | Posted by Jake E. | Monday, June 04, 2007 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Well Eno left after the previous album, but that doesn't mean all the weirdness has gone! Actually Stranded does not sound much different than For Your Pleasure. A lot of webreviewers consider Stranded Roxy's best album. Rumors go that even Eno thinks that Stranded is the best Roxy Music made. ... (read more)

Report this review (#60262) | Posted by harm s. | Tuesday, December 13, 2005 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Eno has left the building, and the band played on. Roxy's second album from 1973 suffers from a slight lack of direction, but they aren't totally lost. Certainly, one can see the band heading towards a more mainstream direction, with Bryan Ferry having become the band's sole captain. The album ... (read more)

Report this review (#41678) | Posted by Rob The Good | Friday, August 05, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Nice, but worse that For Your Pleasure. There are a couple of thing here that bother me: this album sounds way too "bourgeois" for me to enjoy it fully, and the worst song here is "Psalm": it's way too long and with religious lyrics, and I don't like it, it's pretty boring. And "Sunset" is not a ... (read more)

Report this review (#34022) | Posted by | Saturday, May 28, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The woman with the red dress on captures another hot moment for Roxy Music's third album Stranded. Although this one is a little toned down in sonic terms there are plenty of great songs here. "Mother of Pearl" and "Street Life" are the two most upbeat songs on the album and both are excel ... (read more)

Report this review (#34019) | Posted by madgo2 | Monday, February 21, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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