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For Your Pleasure (Remastered 1999)

Roxy Music

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On Roxy Music's debut, the tensions between Brian Eno and Bryan Ferry propelled their music to great, unexpected heights, and for most of the group's second album, For Your Pleasure, the band equals, if not surpasses, those expectations. However, there are a handful of moments where those tensions become unbearable, as when Eno wants to move toward texture and Ferry wants to stay in more conventional rock territory; the nine-minute "The Bogus Man" captures such creative tensions perfectly, and it's easy to see why Eno left the group after the album was completed. Still, those differences result in yet another extraordinary record from Roxy Music, one that demonstrates even more clearly than the debut how avant-garde ideas can flourish in a pop setting. This is especially evident in the driving singles "Do the Strand" and "Editions of You," which pulsate with raw energy and jarring melodic structures. Roxy also illuminate the slower numbers, such as the eerie "In Every Dream Home a Heartache," with atonal, shimmering synthesizers, textures that were unexpected and innovative at the time of its release. Similarly, all of For Your Pleasure walks the tightrope between the experimental and the accessible, creating a new vocabulary for rock bands, and one that was exploited heavily in the ensuing decade.

© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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1
Do The Strand (Remastered 1999)
00:04:03

CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, ComposerLyricist - Roxy Music, Producer, MainArtist

(C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1973 Virgin Records Limited

2
Beauty Queen (Remastered 1999)
00:04:41

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, Composer, Keyboards, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - JOHN PORTER, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Producer, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - John Punter, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Middleton, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

3
Strictly Confidential (Remastered 1999)
00:03:48

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, Composer, Keyboards, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - JOHN PORTER, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Producer, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - John Punter, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Middleton, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

4
Editions Of You (Remastered 1999)
00:03:51

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, Keyboards, Voice, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - JOHN PORTER, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Producer, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - John Punter, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Middleton, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

5
In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Remastered 1999)
00:05:29

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, Keyboards, Voice, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - JOHN PORTER, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Producer, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - John Punter, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Middleton, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

6
The Bogus Man (Remastered 1999)
00:09:20

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, Keyboards, Voice, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - JOHN PORTER, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Producer, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - John Punter, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Middleton, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

7
Grey Lagoons (Remastered 1999)
00:04:13

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, Composer, Keyboards, Voice, AssociatedPerformer - JOHN PORTER, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Producer, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - John Punter, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Middleton, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

8
For Your Pleasure (Remastered 1999)
00:06:51

Eno, Engineer, Synthesizer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Thompson, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - CHRIS THOMAS, Producer - Bryan Ferry, Keyboards, Voice, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - JOHN PORTER, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Phil Manzanera, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Roxy Music, Producer, Performer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Mackay, Oboe, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - John Punter, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Middleton, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

(C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1999 Virgin Records Limited

Album review

On Roxy Music's debut, the tensions between Brian Eno and Bryan Ferry propelled their music to great, unexpected heights, and for most of the group's second album, For Your Pleasure, the band equals, if not surpasses, those expectations. However, there are a handful of moments where those tensions become unbearable, as when Eno wants to move toward texture and Ferry wants to stay in more conventional rock territory; the nine-minute "The Bogus Man" captures such creative tensions perfectly, and it's easy to see why Eno left the group after the album was completed. Still, those differences result in yet another extraordinary record from Roxy Music, one that demonstrates even more clearly than the debut how avant-garde ideas can flourish in a pop setting. This is especially evident in the driving singles "Do the Strand" and "Editions of You," which pulsate with raw energy and jarring melodic structures. Roxy also illuminate the slower numbers, such as the eerie "In Every Dream Home a Heartache," with atonal, shimmering synthesizers, textures that were unexpected and innovative at the time of its release. Similarly, all of For Your Pleasure walks the tightrope between the experimental and the accessible, creating a new vocabulary for rock bands, and one that was exploited heavily in the ensuing decade.

© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

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