For Your Pleasure
Studio Album - March 1973
If Roxy's debut album hailed them as one of the most individual and original bands of their time then the second album, For Your Pleasure confirmed that. The album as released on 30th March 1973 achieving a warmer more organic sound. Like its nocturnal cover art the songs were atmospheric, overlaying the pop art devices of the first album with a more psychedelic treatment and hallucinatory insight. This album is hailed by many critics as Roxy's finest work. The album sleeve continuing the art school trend set by the first album this time depicting Amanda Lear leading a panther into a Limousine with a silhouette of L.A. in the distance. This album reached number 4 in the UK charts with no singles released in the UK (though Do The Strand was released in most of Europe, USA & Japan) The album was promoted with the non album single Pyjamarama.
What Eno Says...
"I think the first album stressed all the things about us that are esoteric, ethereal and spacey, but as far as I'm concerned those things don't come off unless they're anchored to a strong base," and they've generally gone deeper into more limited range of ideas than on the first record. "I think that one of the things that attracted people to the band before was that feeling of dilettantism - a lot of ideas being just touched on but I felt that nothing was really being taken far enough, and this album's got over that to an extent. But really an album's so short there's so many things we want to do, and 40 minutes, isn't a long time to do them. The album might be criticised for not showing enough ideas, but the ideas in there have been investigated much more thoroughly."
Week by week album chart positions.
(27 Weeks Total)
Album Track Listing
- Do The Strand
- Beauty Queen
- Strictly Confidential
- Editions Of You
- In Every Dreamhome A Heartache
- The Bogus Man
- Grey Lagoons
- For Your Pleasure
Other Tracks of Interest
- Pyjamarama A non album single released just prior to the release of the For Your Pleasure album.
- The Pride And The Pain An Andy Mackay instrumental used as the b-side to Pyjamarama.
Album Musicians & Credits
- Bryan Ferry Voice And Keyboards
- Andy Mackay Oboe And Saxophone
- Eno Synthesizer And Tapes
- Paul Thompson Drums
- Phil Manzanera Guitar
- John Porter Guest Artist Bass
- Karl Stoecker Photography
- Nicholas de Ville Art Direction
- C.C.S. Artwork
- Antony Price Amanda's Clothes, Hair And Make-up
- Smile Roxy Hair
- Jennings And Hart Crew
- Air Studios Recorded At
- John Middleton Engineer
- Chris Thomas Co-producer
- Roxy Music Co-producer
- John Anthony Special Thanks
- BMG All Songs Published By
- Bob C. Ludwig Remastered The 1999 Remaster Edition
- Gateway Studios Portland Maine 1999 Remaster
- Amanda Lear Cover girls (Name not credited on the album sleeve)