Roxy Music ‎– Country Life (1974)

Country Life is the fourth album by Euro-styled English sextet Roxy Music. Released in 1974 at the height of the band’s popularity, the album refines the newfound classicism of its predecessor.

With a mood that veers between opulent and ominous, the album is highlighted by the windy vortex of “Out of the Blue,” the searing rush of “Praire Rose,” the Weimar-esque camp of “Bitter-Sweet,” and the soaring melodrama of “The Thrill of It All.” Elsewhere, the debonair romantic pleas of “All I Want is You” and the barroom cockiness of “If It Takes All Night” give respite to the surrounding headiness.

A1. The Thrill of It All
A2. Three and Nine
A3. All I Want Is You
A4. Out of the Blue
A5. If It Takes All Night
B1. Bitter-Sweet
B2. Triptych
B3. Casanova
B4. A Really Good Time
B5. Prairie Rose

Bryan Ferry – vocals, piano
Andy Mackay – sax, oboe
Phil Manzanera – guitar
Eddie Jobson – keyboards, violin
Paul Thompson – drums
John Gustafson – bass

John Punter – production

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