Back in time
28 May 20222
Anniversary album: AVALON
Released: 28 May 1982 – 40 years ago today
Rolling Stone said: “Roxy Music’s Avalon takes a long time to kick in, but it finally does,
and it’s a good one. Bryan Ferry stars as a remarkably expressive keyboard player and singer whose familiar mannerisms are subsumed in a rich, benevolent self-assurance. And reed man Andy Mackay shines in a series of cameos (his oboe meditation on Ferry’s “Tara” is particularly lovely). The sound is softer, dreamier and less determinedly dramatic now. Ferry’s songwriting, however, has seldom seemed stronger. Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: A bit to glossy for my liking. The challenging Bryan Ferry rockstar became a mellow Bryan Ferry gentleman in the end. Mind you, this is a fine pop record,
but without the swagger of the early LPs.
Singles/clips: More Than This / Avalon
– MORE THAN THIS –
– AVALON –
Full album on Spotify
ROXY MUSIC: Story