Roxy Music "Stranded" What are your three favourite songs?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Exitmusic, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Exitmusic

    Exitmusic Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Another killer album from Roxy,showing that there was life after Eno but what are your three standout tracks?

    Mine would be
    Mother of Pearl
    Amazona
    Street Life
     
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  2. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    My favourite Roxy album.

    I’ll go:

    “Amazona”
    “Psalm”
    “Mother of Pearl”
     
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  3. arthurprecarious

    arthurprecarious Forum Resident

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    Great album. I predict Song For Europe and Mother of Pearl will top. My other vote was for Street Life
     
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  4. Exitmusic

    Exitmusic Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It was the first Roxy Studio album that I purchased after listening to a best of and I was amazed at the diversity, over 8 tracks you have got Rock,Funk,Gospel and just great a atmosphere to the whole record.
     
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  5. Mr Day

    Mr Day Hater of Fools

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    Swindon UK
    Street Life
    Amazona
    Mother of Pearl
     
  6. lwh1

    lwh1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kent, England
    Amazona
    Serenade
    Mother Of Pearl
     
  7. oh1

    oh1 Forum Resident

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    exeter
    The first Roxy Music album i owned was Greatest Hits where Mother Of Pearl sequenced into Song For Europe which was to these ears the perfect transition . Sunset makes up my favoured trilogy.
     
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  8. lwh1

    lwh1 Forum Resident

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    I agree, it does work better. On my home made Roxy compilation, I have Mother Of Pearl sequenced straight into Whirlwind (from 'Siren') and that sounds pretty powerful.
     
  9. lou

    lou Fast 'n Bulbous

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    Just Like You is a beautiful love song and the lyric is one of Ferry’s best - pure poetry.

    Street Life and Mother of Pearl round out my top three.
     
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  10. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

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    Love the geetar solo on 'Amazona' - sounds like it's being squeezed out of a sponge.
     
  11. jerrygene

    jerrygene Forum Resident

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    New York
    Hard to choose 3 but still remember Scott Muni’s Things From England show ushering in Street Life and my entrance to Roxy- a near perfect album - as was their total output practically through Siren.
    The sublime introspection and wisdom of the album endures.
     
  12. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley 5.1 should be mandatory for my favourite albums

    Psalm
    Serenade
    Song For Europe
     
  13. hubertfarnsworth

    hubertfarnsworth Forum Resident

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    Looks like I voted for the top 3, no surprise I guess.
     
  14. Moggio_4K_Ultra_HD

    Moggio_4K_Ultra_HD Forum Resident

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    Street Life
    Just Like You
    Amazona

    Easily Roxy's finest album. The first two titles are great but I've always though the Eno era was overrated. In fact, Stranded is Eno's favourite Roxy Music album too...LOL. Eddie Jobson was the perfect replacement for Eno, as he was (and still is) a far superior multi-instrumentalist & musician. And then of course, Frank Zappa stole Jobson from Roxy after the completion of the Siren tour in 1976...:nyah:
     
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  15. Bhobb

    Bhobb Crate Digger

    My favourite RM album - Mother of Pearl, Sunset, Street Life
     
  16. richard a

    richard a Forum Resident

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    Such a strong album. I absolutely adore Just Like You, one of Ferry’s prettiest love songs with a guitar solo to die for... but it still doesn’t quite make my top three !
    Because Stranded has the full on power and the exotic glory that is Amazona. What a guitar solo! Thrilling stuff.
    And then over on side two theRe is the devastatingly wonderful A Song For Europe, Ferry alone by the Seine, lost in wonder, muttering in French, Andy Mackay hitting a career best on the saxophone.
    Followed by the two in one song Mother Of Pearl. Manzanera’s storming opening part, vocals coming at you from all angles then calming down for the lengthy second part. And full marks for the sarcastic questioning backing vocal on the line ‘Well I’ve been up all (again?)’ which slays me every time. So so good.
    What an album.
     
  17. roolfie

    roolfie Well-Known Member

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    US
    Street Life / Amazona / Mother of Pearl, with Just Like You close behind. For all of their sonic experimentation, my favorite thing about Roxy Music will always be Ferry’s vocal melodies, and Mother of Pearl and Just Like You are up there with Beauty Queen and More Than This in that category for me.
     
  18. hoggydoggy

    hoggydoggy Forum Resident

    Mother Of Pearl might just be Roxy's greatest song, period.
     
  19. arthurprecarious

    arthurprecarious Forum Resident

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    By heck! I think you’re right!
     
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  20. Sammy Waslow

    Sammy Waslow Just watching the show

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    Ireland
    Street Life
    A Song for Europe
    Mother of Pearl
     
  21. mishima's dog

    mishima's dog Forum Resident

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    Glasgow, Scotland
    Wow, people really like Amazona! I’ll go

    Psalm
    Just Like You
    Sunset
     
  22. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

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    Toronto
    Amazona
    Psalm
    A Song For Europe
     
  23. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles, CA.
    Pretty easy—the first 3 tracks on the record are my favorite. The album kinda nosedives after that, just IMO (“Mother Of Pearl” is a good track, however).
     
  24. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Senior Member

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    Scotland
    Street Life
    A Song For Europe
    Psalm
     
  25. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    Me too
     
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