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Roxy Music 2-LP Bundle – Roxy Music & For Your Pleasure

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Save over 25% when you buy these iconic albums together with this vinyl bundle offer!*

Here, Roxy Music’s first two studio albums are presented as a vinyl bundle offer – Roxy Music (1972) and For Your Pleasure (1973). Both albums have been half-speed mastered and pressed on heavyweight 180g vinyl.

Pioneering 1970s art-rock band Roxy Music’s success began with their self-titled debut album in 1972. The band introduced more musically sophisticated elements of glam rock while significantly influencing early English punk music, and provided a model for many new wave acts while innovating elements of electronic composition. The groups second album For Your Pleasure, was released in March 1973. It was their last to feature synthesiser and sound specialist Brian Eno, who would later gain acclaim as a solo artist and producer. NME called the album ‘the pinnacle of English art rock’.

 

Roxy Music (45th Anniversary Edition Half-Speed Mastered on 180g Vinyl)

Released on 16 June 1972, Roxy Music is the debut studio album by Roxy Music. The album was generally well received by contemporary critics and made it to No. 10 in the UK Albums Chart.

In 1994, Roxy Music was ranked No. 57 in Colin Larkin’s All Time Top 1000 Albums. He described the album as totally original and a breath of bizarre air’, noting that it ‘put Bryan Ferry and Eno at the forefront of the art-rock movement.’ In 2003, Rolling Stone included the album at No. 62 in its list of the best debut albums of all time and stated: ‘In England in the early Seventies, there was nerdy art-rock and sexy glam-rock and rarely did the twain meet. Until this record, that is.’

Track Listing

Side One

  1. Re-make/Re-model
  2. Ladytron
  3. If There Is Something
  4. Virginia Plain
  5. 2 H.B.

Side Two

  1. The Bob (Medley)
  2. Chance Meeting
  3. Would You Believe?
  4. Sea Breezes
  5. Bitters End


For Your Pleasure (2017 Reissue Half-Speed Mastered on 180g Vinyl)

For Your Pleasure is the second album by Roxy Music, released on 23 March 1973. It was their last to feature synthesiser and sound specialist Brian Eno, who would later gain acclaim as a solo artist and producer.

The group was able to spend more studio time on this album than on their debut, combining strong song material by Bryan Ferry with more elaborate production treatments. For example, the song In Every Dream Home a Heartache (Ferry’s sinister ode to a blow-up doll) fades out in its closing section, only to fade in again with all the instruments subjected to a pronounced phasing treatment. The title track fades out in an elaborate blend of tape loop effects. Brian Eno remarked that the eerie The Bogus Man, with lyrics about a sexual stalker, displayed similarities with contemporary material by the krautrock group Can.

Of the more upbeat numbers on the album, Do the Strand and Editions of You were both based around insistent rhythms in the tradition of the band’s first single Virginia Plain. Do the Strand has been called the archetypal Roxy Music anthem, whilst Editions of You was notable for a series of ear-catching solos by Andy Mackay (saxophone), Eno (VCS3), and Phil Manzanera (guitar).

Eno is very present in the final song from the album For Your Pleasure, making it unlike any other song on the album. The song ends with the voice of Judi Dench saying, ‘You don’t ask. You don’t ask why.’ amid tapes of the opening vocals (‘Well, how are you?’) from Chance Meeting from the first Roxy Music album.

Track Listing

Side One

  1. Do the Strand
  2. Beauty Queen
  3. Strictly Confidential
  4. Editions of You
  5. In Every Dream Home a Heartache

Side Two

  1. The Bogus Man
  2. Grey Lagoons
  3. For Your Pleasure


* Please note:

– Discount does not apply if titles are bought individually.

– This time limited offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

– This special bundle offer is not available retrospectively.