Avalon (Half Speed Master): Vinyl LPRMLP8
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Release Date: 1st July
In this house, in this shop and in our humblest opinions, you've just clicked on Roxy Music's finest album. To be fair, they're all great and the Brian Eno are pretty wild but the luxury ear bath that is Avalon is a tonic hat we can't stop knocking back. Did this record give birth to sophisti-pop? We can't be arsed to say but what we can confirm is the gloss, soul and liquid funk hints at a life of sheer indulgence that many besuited crooners, fretless bassists and rolled sleeved saxophonists have tried to bottle whatever 'Avalaon' is.
Oh and they've half-speed mastered the record... which, we're told means it sounds more greater than ever.
2022 marks a year of celebration for Roxy Music. Throughout the year, each of their eight studio albums, all heralded as modern classics, will be reissued as special anniversary editions with a new half-speed cut, revised artwork and a deluxe gloss laminated finish. In addition, Roxy Music will tour for the first time in more than a decade to mark the 50th year since their groundbreaking debut album.
Avalon : The final studio offering from Roxy Music would draw upon a smoother, more adult orientated sound giving us the now iconic single ‘More Than This’. Avalon would be yet another UK no’1 album staying there for more than three weeks and in the album charts for over a year