For Your Pleasure
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For Your Pleasure

1 Mar 2003

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  Song Title
Do The Strand (1999 Digital Remaster)
Beauty Queen (1999 Digital Remaster)
Strictly Confidential (1999 Digital Remaster)
Editions of You (1999 - Remaster)
In Every Dream Home A Heartache (1999 Digital Remaster)
The Bogus Man (1999 Digital Remaster)
Grey Lagoons (1999 Digital Remaster)
For Your Pleasure (1999 Digital Remaster)

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  • Original Release Date: 9 Nov 1999
  • Release Date: 9 Nov 1999
  • 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: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,735 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second Effort Gets an 'A' Plus... 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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By Adriano
Format:Audio CD
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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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a gem 17 Jun 2002
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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.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hear, hear 16 Jan 2000
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Format:Audio CD
I bought this when it was released and I was at secondary school. Beauty Queen still gives me goose bumps and I cannot resist singing along to Editions of You & Grey Lagoons, as much as my children beseach me not to. You can keep Oh Yeah & Dance Away, give me 70's Roxy every time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Roxy Music,s Best Album ? 5 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
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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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Work of Art 28 Oct 2007
By Martin
Format:Audio CD
Every once in a while an album comes along so wonderfully unique and bizarre, that it becomes an instant classic - this is one of them.

I came across this amazing record more than a decade after its original release, partly due to my age and also the fact that at the time Roxy Music had deteriorated into a mainstream band putting out slick sounding but largely irrelevant music.

When first listening to "For Your Pleasure" I was blown away and until this very day it hasn't lost any of its original fascination for me - it's rich and psychedelic. I often wondered, what might have become of them, had Brian Eno not left the band.

Anyway, if you're going to buy only one Roxy Music album, you should seriously consider this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Pleasure
Out of the blue came Roxy's stunning and groundbreaking eponymous first album. Then this, to be followed by the equally magnificent Stranded. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Peter Jackson
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Bought this for my husband who is a very big fan, he loves it and yes I would recommend this item.
Published 6 months ago by owl
5.0 out of 5 stars And it is!
This simply has to be one of, if not the most important album release of the early 70's and as the title of my review suggests IT IS, 'For Your Pleasure' that is. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Possum Pie
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
Very pleased with all round service, Well done!

Produced around 1973 but these tunes still make ones back hairs jump up! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Chris Keddy
3.0 out of 5 stars Odd how taste change
Apart from one track I had forgotten just how average this album was,always enjoyed Ferry but tastes change. Having said that it is fine for in car entertainment.
Published 12 months ago by greyman
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly one of the best albums, ever.
I'd not heard this since some vinyls were sold or stored under the bed. I realise now how much I missed it. Roxy Music at their best.
Published 13 months ago by Tim Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Roxy classic
It's hard to say which is the best Roxy album out of the first three. The debut Roxy Music is probably the most experimental and original, the third Stranded the most musical and... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mr. S. Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars The last one with Eno...
Released in one of my favorite years in music history, this one was the last Roxy Music album to feature the genious of Mr. Brian Eno. Read more
Published 14 months ago by sartagouras
5.0 out of 5 stars I forgot how great this album is
Simply I can't stop playing it.

If you like Roxy already have this.......dust it off and play it...............good innit????
Published 15 months ago by Dizman
5.0 out of 5 stars roxy classic
to me this is roxys finest album,when eno left they turned into a polished pop group and i lost interest. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mr. Kh Evans
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