ROXY MUSIC Released Final Album ‘AVALON’ 40 Years Ago Today

Back in time

28 May 20222

Active: 1970–1976, 1978–1983, 2001–2011
Albums: 8 – Check them here</a>

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



Full album on Spotify


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