CISJ 9668 SA
SHM Single Layer SACDs
|Note:||OBI Strip may or may not be included and packaging may change as stock from manufacturer varies.|
Widely regarded as one of the band's best albums!
Country Life is the fourth album by British rock band Roxy Music, released in 1974 and reaching No. 3 in the U.K. charts. It also made No. 37 in the United States, their first record to crack the Top 40 there. The album is considered by many critics to be among the band's most sophisticated and consistent. Jim Miller in his review for Rolling Stone wrote "Stranded and Country Life together mark the zenith of contemporary British art rock." Band leader Bryan Ferry took the album's title from the British rural lifestyle magazine Country Life.
The opening track, "The Thrill of It All," was an up-tempo rocker that further developed the style of songs like "Virginia Plain" (1972) and "Do the Strand" (1973). Edwin Jobson's violin dominated the heavily-flanged production of "Out of the Blue," which became a live favorite. Esoteric musical influences were betrayed by the German oom-pah band passages in "Bitter-Sweet," the Elizabethan flavour of "Triptych," and the lighthearted, boogie-blues, Southern rock edge to "If It Takes All Night."
"Continuing with the stylistic developments of Stranded, Country Life finds Roxy Music at the peak of their powers, alternating between majestic, unsettling art rock and glamorous, elegant pop/rock...in many ways, Country Life offers the greatest and most consistent set of Roxy Music songs, illustrating their startling depth...Country Life is filled with thrilling songs, and Roxy Music rarely sounded as invigorating as they do here." — AllMusic
Single-layer SACD plays ONLY on a Super Audio Disc Player
|1. The Thrill Of It All|
|2. Three And Nine|
|3. All I Want Is You|
|4. Out Of The Blue|
|5. If It Takes All Night|
|6. Bitter Sweet|
|9. A Really Good Time|
|10. Prairie Rose|