Roxy Music followed up their stunning debut with ‘For Your Pleasure’, an album that’s come to be regarded by many as the ultimate musical expression of Roxy Music’s early period. For this record the band found the freedom to develop the songs along experimental lines in the studio, resulting in an immensely satisfying musical statement. Added to Bryan Ferry’s alternately seductive and dystopian imagery, Eno’s other-worldly synth sounds and tape loop effects were propelled by the virtuoso musical powerhouse of Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera and Paul Thompson.
Ultimately, the sum of these parts continues to earn ‘For Your Pleasure’ a place in many ‘Best Albums Of All Time’ listings and its music is as timeless and fresh today as first heard back in 1973.
Bryan Ferry – Vocals, Piano, Hohner Pianet, Mellotron, Harmonica, Rhythm Guitar
Brian Eno – VCS3 Synthesizer, Backing Vocals
Andy Mackay – Oboe, Saxophone, Farfisa Electronic Organ
Phil Manzanera – Electric Guitar
Paul Thompson – Drums
John Porter – Bass Guitar
Chris Thomas and Roxy Music
John Middleton and John Punter