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June 12, 2017

Roxy Music – Flesh + Blood (1980) – Lp

by Record Facts

Roxy Music were an English rock band formed in 1971 by Bryan Ferry, who became the band’s lead vocalist and chief songwriter, Graham Simpson. Alongside Ferry, the other longtime members were Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay  and Paul Thompson and other former members include Brian Eno Eddie Jobson and John Gustafson. Although the band took a break from group activities in 1976 and again in 1983.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist:  Roxy Music
Title:  Flesh + Blood
Year:  1980
Format:  LP
Label:  E.G. Records
Catalog#  2302099

Flesh and Blood (stylized as Flesh + Blood) is the seventh studio album by the English rock band Roxy Music. Released in late May 1980.

An even slicker record than Manifesto, Flesh + Blood precariously balances between alluringly seductive, sophisticated soul-pop and cloying, radio-ready disco-pop. At its best, the album is effortlessly suave and charming — “Over You” is one of their greatest singles, and “Oh Yeah” is nearly as persuasive — but much of the record is devoted to ill-formed, stylish lounge-pop. In particular, the reliance on reworked covers of “In the Midnight Hour” and “Eight Miles High” is distressing, not only because it signals a lack of imagination, but also because it suggests that Flesh + Blood is simply a lesser solo effort from Bryan Ferry. And even the handful of undeniably strong moments can’t erase the feeling that Roxy Music were beginning to run out of ideas.

 

Side one
1.  In the Midnight Hour   (3:09)
2.  Oh Yeah   (4:51)
3.  Same Old Scene   (3:57)
4.  Flesh and Blood   (3:08)
5.  My Only Love   (5:16)

Side two
1.  Over You   (3:27)
2.  Eight Miles High   (4:55)
3.  Rain, Rain, Rain   (3:20)
4.  No Strange Delight   (4:44)
5.  Running Wild   (5:03)

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