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Roxy Music - Avalon

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    Posted: January 21 2011 at 17:45
for me this album is perfect with maybe one or two - points (but they are tiny) one of the best headphone  albums ever produced, so warm and etherial gives you goosebumps
 
artsy pop rock at its best and their last album (for now)
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2011 at 18:27
The album title was an answer to a Jeopardy question this week.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2011 at 18:30
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2011 at 18:35
India is Ok I suppose. But early Roxy is king for me.
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If you like Avalon, I'd highly recommend Bryan Ferry's new album Olympia.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2011 at 18:40
oooh, Avalon > Olympia places for gods and (Valhalla next I suppose )
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2011 at 00:16
I voted The Main Thing, but really it's a toss up between that one, More Than This (great opener) and The Space Between.
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Take a chance with Me, I love the atmospheric build up before the song itself begins. Great album thoughSmile
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True to Life: Gotta love that tremelo/delay effect on Ferry's vocals.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2011 at 04:15
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

India is Ok I suppose. But early Roxy is king for me.


Agreed, Avalon is where they went a bit too smooth for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2011 at 08:07
Yeah, it's smooth, but I still really like it.

On a side note, Olympia's opener, You Can Dance, starts out with basically the same keyboard riff as True To Live, but then takes off in a heavier direction.  Bryan's got a great set of guest musicians: Flea, his old buds: Manzanera, Eno, Mackay...

Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

their last album (for now)
 

By the way, not too long ago (now a few years I think) Phil had in the news section on his web site that they were working on a new album, but it never materialized.  I venture a guess that the material they were working on became Olympia. 

I went with Take A Chance.


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Avalon.


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