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STRANDED

Roxy Music

 

Crossover Prog

3.66 | 244 ratings

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Jake E.
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-solo's, but with Eno gone and the experimental excitement slowing down Roxy Music began to start to sound like a professional serious band.

1. Street Life:::::::::Starts off with Jobson imitating an Eno-like intro, the drums start the song, which is upbeat with the guitar doing a four or five chord anthem, with a cool chours intro sounding like a electronic symphony, accompanied by Ferry's odd vocal style.

2. Just Like You::::::::The best song on the album, starts off with Ferry on piano and vocals, Jobson soon joins in playing the violin softly, Followed by the best guitar solo by Manzanera on the entire album! A very soft and beautiful song.

3. Amazona::::::::: Manzanera helped Bryan Ferry write this song, starts off rock, but gets softer, then more rockish, weird synth in the background, towards the end of the song Phil does a very high-pitched guitar solo.Good synth in this song.

5. Serenade::::::::::Sounds like early Roxy Music, classic Ferry writing style, crazy saxohone solo, plus superb drumming, bass playing, and what a great guitar solo in the middle.

6. A Song For Europe:::::::::"Thou the world is my oyster it's only a shack full of memories" the third best song on this album, great chours, Bryan Ferry's vocals shine in this song, along with the beautiful sax solo by Andy MacKay.

7. Mother Of Pearl:::::::::The secound best song on this album, starts off crazy and wild, blistering guitar solo raw with a progressive edge, which fades to softness which is picked up with a steady drum beat by the great Paul Thompson, "We'll I've been up all night" great song with a great ending.

8. Sunset::::::::: Not much to say here except: a great way to end an album.

Jake E. | 4/5 |

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