Roxy Music - Flesh + Blood

 (Red Vinyl)


Label:

Virgin

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AVIR 733420
UPC: 602507334208
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180 Gram Vinyl Record



180 Gram LP


 

Limited Edition 180-gram red colored vinyl LP

Celebrating the album's 40 year anniversary!

Includes "Oh Yeah," "Same Old Scene," and "Over You"

One of the most influential albums of the 1980s!

Flesh + Blood is the last Roxy Music studio album where Andy Mackay (sax) and Phil Manzanera (guitar) were major players if not songwriters (all tracks were written by Bryan Ferry apart from the covers, though Manzanera had a hand in "Over You," "No Strange Delight" and "Running Wild"). Both add memorable solos and nice ensemble work throughout.

It's also a classic early-'80s bass album: reliably excellent Alan Spenner and Neil Jason joined new boy Gary Tibbs, fresh from his acting role in Hazel O'Connor's "Breaking Glass" movie and about to become one of Adam's Ants.

The great Andy Newmark piled in on drums, having just completed work on Lennon/Ono's Double Fantasy, alongside fellow NYC sessionman Allan Schwartzberg (who plays a blinder on "Same Old Scene").

Londoner Rhett Davies was on board as co-producer, fresh from groundbreaking work with Brian Eno (both are apparent influences on the psychedelic/ambient outros to "My Only Love" and "Eight Miles High," and atmospheric overdubbing throughout), working with the band at his favourite Basing Street Studios (later Sarm) in London's Notting Hill. There were also occasional sessions at Manzanera's Gallery Studios in Chertsey, Surrey.

Released in late May 1980, Flesh + Blood was an immediate commercial success peaking at No. 1 in the U.K. for one week in June and then returned to the summit in August for another three weeks, in total spending 60 weeks on the albums chart in the United Kingdom. The album also peaked at No. 35 in the United States and No. 10 in Australia.

 



Side A
1. In the Midnight Hour
2. Oh Yeah!
3. Same Old Scene
4. Flesh and Blood
5. My Only Love

Side B
1. Over You
2. Eight Miles High
3. Rain, Rain, Rain
4. No Strange Delight
5. Running Wild

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