Roxy Music - Avalon

 (Half-Speed Master)





Product No.:
AVIR 3784881
UPC: 602537848812
In Stock

180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

180-gram vinyl

Features the hit song "More Than This"

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time — rated 336/500

Avalon is the eighth and final studio album by Roxy Music. Released in May 1982 and recorded in Nassau,
Bahamas the album reached No. 1 in the U.K. and peaked at No. 53 in the U.S. where the sleeper hit became the band's only platinum selling album in the states. It is widely considered one of their finest albums and filled with lush, elegant soundscapes that are far removed from the edgy pop of their early recordings. Featuring the singles "More Than This," "Avalon," and "Take A Chance With Me."

1. More Than This
2. The Space Between
3. Avalon
4. India
5. While My Heart Is Still Beating
6. The Main Thing
7. Take A Chance With Me
8. To Turn You On
9. True To Life
10. Tara

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Oversized packaging

posted on 03/12/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Peter Stupar
This oversized packaging is most likely a knee-jerk reaction to make it right. The Roxy box set that was released several years back ( The Complete Studio lps ) angered everyone who purchased it because the covers fit the lp's so tight. REALLY TIGHT ! Quality control FAILED. So this time they made sure that issue wouldn't happen again. I love the covers so much, it's perfectly fine with me !

5/5 For Pressing/Sound

posted on 08/17/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: audiofan
As another reviewer noted, the jacket on this LP is slightly larger than normal - who knows why. That should not discourage prospective buyers from picking up this superbly-pressed title. The vinyl is perfectly flat and with no trace of surface noise, at least on the copy I have. The music emerges from a totally silent, black background. This betters my SACD of the same title in dynamics, soundstaging, and micro-detail - just a superb reissue in every way.

Sounds great, poor packaging

posted on 07/25/2017
5 Stars
I was interested in what a half-speed master of this record would sound like as it's one of my favorites. Once I gave the record a good cleaning (plenty of dust and paper from the printed inner sleeve), I gave it a spin and the sound quality is there - sparkling highs and very extended soud- stage. What's odd is that the outer sleeve is oversized - hence it will not fit in the standard outer sleeves I use (2.5 mil Ultimate Outer from Sleeve City). What's with the odd size? Maybe because it was pressed in Czechoslovakia? It measures 12 3/4" square.

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