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For Your Pleasure

1 Mar. 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 9 Nov. 1999
  • Release Date: 1 Mar. 2003
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 42:15
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  • ASIN: B001J76JEO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,947 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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How nice to see one of my all-time favourite albums receive only 5-star reviews here. And here's mine...

And after all, this is one of THE albums of the 1970s along with Ziggy Stardust. FYP sat beside Dark Side Of The Moon on many a prog rocker's record shelf.
And it really is of that ilk.

Though comparisons are subjective, this is one that really does need to be recognised up there among the classics of all time.
Not just that particular decade.

With the hindsight of their subsequent careers, it may be hard for some to visualise Ferry and Eno working together.
Yet, similar to the Velvet Underground's Cale and Reed with White Light/White Heat a few years before, they created an absolute masterpiece before going their separate ways. Art meets rock, or rock meets art?

I cannot add much to the other great (and pleasing) reviews regarding this album except to say that Strictly Confidential needs a mention. Ferry was such a magnificent songwriter.

I often wonder if Eno's presence stretched him to reach such heights? Maybe. I feel their following works were good, but never this great.

Finally, am I the only one baffled by the fact that this era's single Pjamarama was not slotted into For Your Pleasure the way Virginia Plain was sneaked into the first albums reissues? I can't think of a stronger opener for such a classic piece of art.

A shame most of the world remembers Roxy for Avalon or Love Is The Drug. When this, 'the difficult second album' was their finest hour.

By many a mile.
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This was the second Roxy album and the last they ade with Brian Eno as a member of the band. The writing and the recording of this album is much confident and in many ways experimental than the first album.
Bryan Ferry gives some of his best ever vocal perfomances and they had settled inot being a real band with strong contributions from Phil Manzenara and Andy Mackay.
However this album also contains Roxy Music's masterpiece the track that was there zenith . To Every Dream Home a Heartache is a truly wonderful blend of great lyric and story , perfect volcal delivery and a musical arrangment that is both familiar and unsettling at the same time. I feel they never ever scaled these heights again as effectively after this one of the major conributors was no longer there and Roxy proceeded in another direcion.
When you consider the age of this album it still sounds shockingly fresh and different and there are elements of experimentation that man artists today even well established ones would nevver attempt. Still one of my favourite albums after all these years and something any student of music should at least give a listen to it .
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Out of the blue came Roxy's stunning and groundbreaking eponymous first album. Then this, to be followed by the equally magnificent Stranded. Even for the amazing stuff that was being released at the time (e.g. DSOTM, Ziggy, SEBTP), For Your Pleasure stood out as a bona fide masterpiece. Here was a type of rock never before attempted. The incredible interplay between Mackay's sax, Manzanera's guitar, and Eno's mad electronic processing. It shouldn't have worked; but it did, big time, because there were always the melodies. Ferry could pen a tune, no question. And it was all held together by the great Paul Thompson, the tasteful timekeeper - always the best but never better than with the deceptively simple rhythm on Grey Lagoons and the complex skill shown on Editions of You.
There's no avant garde, alternative, new wave music without Roxy. This is a phenomenal piece of work at a time of intense musical revolution when the sky was the limit. If you don't have this album in your rock collection, be thankful to be still alive to have the chance to hear it.
A massive 5 stars.
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This album has lost none of its charm, impact or class in the last 25 odd years. It is still morbid, sleazy, rocky, weird bad-dancing music of the highest order, and people my age (i.e., they're more comfortable in pubs than clubs, and own yellow M&S jumpers rather than red S&M bodysuits) should listen to this again and remember when they were alive, and "Do the Strand" might persuade them that they're not dead yet.
Quite.
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Want to listen to the glamorous side of the 70s without feeling silly? Try some Roxy Music! Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno manage to create simply ethereal compositions, with really amazing production to boot.

The songs themselves are hard to describe. It's the very sound of opulence, decadence and fame. Ferry's voice cuts through that sound with a campy, yet heart-felt vocal performance, and the instrumental parts swirl together to form brilliant songs like "Do The Strand", "Editions of You" or "Grey Lagoons".

It's hard not to love this album. It's frighteningly honest, despite the apparent fake-ness of the whole thing. Heck, even the lady on the cover is a man, but that doesn't mean she can't be genuine.
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By Og Oggilby TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Jan. 2010
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It is very difficult, the best part of forty years since they made their recording debut, to thoroughly appreciate what a dazzling and innovative band the early Roxy Music were. 'For Your Pleasure' came out within a year of the release of their self-titled debut, and represented the first full-length recording that the band made with producer Chris Thomas, who became the bands producer of choice up until their first 'split' in '76. 'For Your Pleasure' was divided into two sections - the old first side featured shorter, more succinct songs, whilst the old side two comprised two lengthy excursions - 'The Bogus Man' and the title track, separated by 'Grey Lagoons', which wasn't much of a song, but did allow the individual band members to shine with some extended soloing. Whereas the debut featured magnificent songs, occasionally marred by a somewhat undefined production, 'For Your Pleasure' sharpens everything up, and Bryan Ferry responds with bravura vocal performances and some striking, utterly original songs. 'In Every Dream Home A Heartache', the alternately nightmarish and darkly funny tale of a loveless futuristic existence of remote luxury is a standout, however, songs such as 'Do The Strand' and 'Editions of You' rock in a stylish and witty way. After their reformation album, 'Manifesto' (1979), Ferry's lyrical fixations seemed to retreat into an elegantly tailored romantic melancholy, a good way to grow old gracefully, admittedly, but never as thrilling as the early Roxy. This is a magnificent album that has not dated one iota, and should be snapped up immediately.
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