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Stranded Original recording remastered
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Another 1973 release and one of their best. Includes Street Life; A Song for Europe; Psalm and more.
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There wasn't as much a shift in the band's sound as is often claimed. Though toned down from the Eno period, the sonic oddities and experimentalism are still very much in evidence. Anyone first hearing the combined '50s fingerpoppin'/UFO landing intro of "Street Life" knew damn well they were witnessing something new under the sun. Rather, "Stranded" introduced a new conciseness in the band's performance, a more intensive focus. The meandering twelve-minute suites were gone, replaced by songs that started at 'A' and ended up... Well, they may have ended in the stratosphere of Jupiter, but, for the first time, they covered all the bases in between.
There are no poor songs on the album. Every cut is a gem, with preference a matter of taste. To my mind, standouts include the relentless "Mother of Pearl" (no more compelling song about romantic obsession has ever been released), "Psalm", a unique religious song (an example of the virtually ignored religious element of Glam, Bowie's "Soul Love" and Mott's "Hymn for the Dudes" being others), and the autumnal album closer "Sunset" (has anyone else noticed that the Ferry/Eno "I Thought" acts as an answer piece to this song, thirty years on?) The band never rocked harder than on "Street Life" and "Serenade". I'm sure there's even somebody out there who loves "Just Like You".Read more ›
"Mother of Pearl," in fact, is the centerpiece of the album, an eight-minute wigout somewhere between a Can experiment and Sinatra. It roars out of the gates with abrasive guitars and cut-up vocals, then after a minute suddenly and unexpectedly slows down into a repetitive groove, giving Ferry space to play the tortured crooner. You can literally envision the nonexistent moment when, wiping the sweat from his brow, he pulls up a stool in front of his screaming fans for an intimate confession. All at once it's a deconstruction of rock cliches, a foregrounding of tried-on personas -- Elvis's in particular, who Ferry also channelled in For Your Pleasure's sublime "Beauty Queen" -- and a highly personal catharsis, but it's by no means dry.Read more ›
The mood on "Stranded" isn't as downer-hallucinatory as on the all-time-sexiest-rock-album-cover contender "Country Life," (probably their 'best' overall record after "Avalon" though not as 'cool' as "Stranded," and 'cool' is more important in my book!) but in a much more funky, upbeat-hallucinatory, hyperactive, almost Sly Stonish 'rocking out' mode.
Personally, I can't stand "Song For Europe" and I always program around it; "Street Life," "Amazona" and "Mother of Pearl," on the other hand, are my 3 all-time favorite RM tunes, loud enough to be rock'n'roll, funky yet driven by disorted guitars, musically sophisticated yet not too pretentious.
To anyone new to the early period of this seminal '70s band, I'd suggest getting "Stranded" first, then "Country Life" or "For Your Pleasure," rather than "Siren," or the bursting-with-ideas but sloppy debut record. It's these three that represent the rawest and best material the early band has to offer, whereas "Siren" is a more polished, less immediately real attempt at reaching a larger U.S. audience.Read more ›
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I am very impressed with this album the song writing and musical composition is amazing after For your pleasure Roxy music kept producing and playing really influential music . Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lone Wolf
Roxy Music defined the '70s and beyond for many. Byran Ferry had found his style. The music is elegant and intellectual, unlike the rock of the times. Recommended.Published on Oct. 6 2012 by brotagonist
A group of young inexpierenced musicians who created their own unique genre. Roxy Music shows their continued growth and originality with their sometimes quirky sound. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2010 by TDN
This one is where the heavier flavor of Brian Ferry's concept really began to become more apparent. His sense of tragedy had always been there, but it had been more couched in... Read morePublished on July 6 2004
THIS IS ONE OF THEIR BEST CD'S FULL OF GREAT ROCK MUSIC.VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.FIVE STARS.Published on May 10 2004 by terrific guy
With the music industry so called hurting for cash, well they are producing trash and bands these days are trying to rock a little too hard, yet hardly rockin'. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2004 by DirtyRL
THANKS,MINUS, the arty preepy, minalmist dribble of TWENTIETH CENTURY EMPTY ANGST,bogus MAN eno WEVE GOT, ferry in all his GLORY playfulluness,FULL BORE, into the heart of the... Read morePublished on Nov. 20 2003 by david
There's not much else I can say about this album, it's definitely worth your time. And even if you don't like most of the album, Mother of Pearl is probably one of the greatest... Read morePublished on June 5 2003
There's something about Roxy Music that just grows on you. And if you don't know what it is, this album shows you.Published on Dec 18 2002