Roxy Music "Avalon"

Posted 05 Jun 2010 in 80s, Albums of 1982, Albums of the 80s, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is the 1982 Roxy Music album, “Avalon.”

You have to wonder what American music buyers are thinking when this album peaks at #53 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts. Yikes.Not as on the edge of progressive rock as some of their earlier releases.

This album had more of a lush,… personal sound.

Feature the great vocals of Bryan Ferry, guitar of Phil Manzanera, drums by
Andy Newmark (with a little help from Rick Marotta), sax of Andy
Mackay.

Some fantasic backing vocals on the title track Avalon by Yanick Etienne.

Other outstanding tracks include the title cut, ‘More Than This, The Main Thing’ and “While My Heart is Still Beating.’

Personnel

  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, keyboards, guitar synth
  • Andy Mackay – saxophone
  • Phil Manzanera – guitar
  • Neil Hubbard – guitar
  • Alan Spenner – bass on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10
  • Andy Newmark – drums on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9
  • Jimmy Maelen – percussion on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9

Additional personnel

  • Neil Jason – bass on tracks 2, 6, 7 & 9
  • Yanick Etienne – vocals on track 3
  • Paul Carrack – piano on track 8
  • Rick Marotta – drums on track 8
  • Kermit Moore – cello on track 8
  • Fonzi Thornton – vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9
  • Michael Boddy – tape archivist
  • Barry Bongiovi – assistant producer
  • Bob Clearmountain – engineer, mixing

Track listing

All songs written by Bryan Ferry except as noted.

  1. “More Than This” – 4:30
  2. “The Space Between” – 4:30
  3. “Avalon” – 4:16
  4. “India” – 1:44
  5. “While My Heart Is Still Beating” (Ferry/Mackay) – 3:26
  6. “The Main Thing” – 3:54
  7. “Take a Chance with Me” (Ferry/Manzanera) – 4:42
  8. “To Turn You On” – 4:16
  9. “True to Life” – 4:25
  10. “Tara” (Ferry/Mackay) – 1:43

Posted by Larry Carta

1 Comment

  1. Yanick Etienne (30 May 2011, 17:41)
    Reply

    Cool site. Avalon Forever. 🙂



Leave a Reply

Before you post, please prove you are sentient.

what is 2 in addition to 9?