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Roxy Music are an English art rock group formed in November 1970 by Bryan Ferry, who became the group's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson. The other members are Phil Manzanera (guitar), Andy Mackay (saxophone and oboe) and Paul Thompson (drums and percussion). Former members include Brian Eno (synthesizer and "treatments"), and Eddie Jobson ... Read more in Amazon's Roxy Music Store

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B000002LJL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Oct. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Remembered by many for its rather lurid front cover, Country Life is even more revealing to listen to than it is to look at. Thrill of it all launches the listener into an album that makes far more ground than its predecessor Stranded. Ferry proves he can survive without the whirrings and synth of the enigmatic Eno. The great single All I want is you is here in all its glory and although far less experimentation went into this album, tracks like If it takes all night and Casanova show the Ferry genius at work and as if it were the lull before the storm Really good time chills the listener out before the powerful Prairie rose finishes the work. Like the models on the cover, caught in the act, this album freezes the Roxy experience, at a crucial turning point in their music.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Big Joe on 10 Feb. 2012
Format: Audio CD
...This is a very good album. Roxy's fourth album but still retains some of the freshnesh of the earlier albums. It is very much a violin and guitar dominated album with Manzenara really putting his marker down on many of the songs. Also, Ferry's lyrics appear to be becoming more mainstream but there some quirky little tracks such as 'Bitter Sweet' and 'Three and Nine'. However the outsatnding tracks jump out at you once you play this album - The Thrill of it all, All i want is you and Out of the Blue are all fast guitar and violin infused tracks. A great album and, a famous cover......
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Derek Pike on 19 Feb. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I can't believe I have only just heard this album. Obviously I have been aware of it for what seems like ever due to its infamous cover, but this is the first time I've actually listened to the album and what a treat it is.
I've always liked Roxy Music, particularly the Eno era albums, but I've recently delved deeper thanks to Michael Bracewell's excellent Remake/Remodel book and the equally entertaining Both Ends Burning by Jonathan Rigby, (Both highly recommended if you want to swat up on the influences behind the first album and the a potted history of the band's whole career).
This, their fourth album shows signs of the more polished Roxy emerging which would alienate much of their early fanbase in the band's twilight years. But don't let that put you off, this is a great album that shows the range of styles that Roxy Music were capable of at this point and the world they created around their music.
The opening track, The thrill of it all, is one of the best album openers I can recall, and certainly as thrilling as it's title suggests. Bryan Ferry's confident vocals are an invitation to forget Roxy's previous artier outings and party basically.
Three and Nine is a typically English Roxy oddity which finds Ferry musing over the old days of cinema and possibly even foretelling the advent of the multi-plex. His passion for the old time movie stars has always been obvious and this is an opportunity for him to wallow in this for a few minutes. I don't like the arrangement of this at all, but the lyrics are undeniably charming. All I want is you, is Roxy at their very best, and this was a perfect choice for a single release. I've played this so many times in the last couple of weeks, it really is that infectious.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Og Oggilby VINE VOICE on 13 Jan. 2010
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When 'Country Life' was first released back in 1974, like several of the reviewers here, I was disappointed. In an incredibly fertile couple of years, the band had released three magnificent albums - their self-titled first, 'For Your Pleasure', and 'Stranded', emerging seemingly from nowhere to being one of Britain's most innovative, stylish and important bands, yet 'Country Life' just didn't make it for me. However, thirty-odd years later, 'Country Life' now sounds, to these ears, every bit as good as those first three albums. The opening track, 'The Thrill Of It All', is supremely atmospheric, and songs such as 'Out Of The Blue' are lyrically and musically out of the top Roxy drawer. The hit single, 'All I Want Is You', opens with massive, cathedral like Manzanera guitar chords, and the song lyric - almost an exercise in using pre-Beatles pop cliches - works brilliantly. It also contains weird Roxy anomalies like 'Trytych' - a song I bet that they never performed live - that's like an attempt to write a piece of 'early music' - it could've come from a Tudor costume drama - yet it works wonderfully. 'Bitter Sweet' always sounded like a bit of an inferior cousin of 'Stranded's' 'Song For Europe', but with it's German verse, now sounds to me like a fine song in its own right. Then there's things like the old-school neo-boogie(!) of 'If It Takes All Night' - one of the straightest of songs, musically speaking, that the early Roxy recorded, which swings mightily. Add in ' A Really Good Time', one of Ferry's most acid-tongued of lyrics ("you're well-educated, with no common sense"), and the rather sweet 'Three And Nine', and you have one of Roxy's most well-rounded, multi-faceted and absorbing albums. Plus, there's always THAT sleeve - it got banned in the USA at the time!
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By james56@excite.co.uk on 18 Jan. 2001
Format: Audio CD
For me,this album definitely hits Bryan Ferry's songwriting at a peak, with the musicianship of his cohorts bringing out the best in the material. The sheer breadth of the styles and moods is quite astonishing,from the surging drama of the opening track "The Thrill of it All"; to the wistful,understated "Three and Nine", complete with backing string section,the perfect counterpoint to Ferry's nostalgia-tinged lyric; through the outright pop hooks of the single "All I Want is You", the amount of ideas and textures on show here leaves you breathless by the end of the album. Even the oddball "Tryptich",with its solemn lyric and mock-choral chorus, is fully developed by the group and producer, and easily escapes the "filler" label. Standout tracks would be difficult to select, but "Out of the Blue",with its cascading,phased synthesizer washes,John Gustafson's outstanding bassline and Andy Mackay's subtle sax phrasing, would probably be my pick (but we are talking diamonds and pearls here!). Looking at the reviews of other Roxy albums here,every one of the first five albums seems to have its devotees for different reasons,but for consistently excellent songs, "Country Life" represents the cream of their output.
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