Metro

Metro were an English symphonic/art-pop combo that was active through two iterations between 1976 and 1980. In its initial trio formation with veteran singer/songwriter Duncan Browne, the band released a classic self-titled album in late 1976. After his departure, two further albums appeared circa 1979/80 from a revised five-piece lineup.

Musically, Metro wed the quasi-symphonic fullness of assorted Alan Parsons/Rupert Hine productions — APP, Al Stewart, Anthony Phillips, Café Jacques — to the romantic elegance and cosmopolitan chic of Roxy Music.

Members: Peter Godwin (vocals, tenor saxophone, Moog), Duncan Browne (bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals, vibraphone, percussion, 1976-79), Sean Lyons (guitar, piano), Colin Wight (guitar, 1978-80), Tony Adams (bass, vocals, 1978-80), John Laforge (drums, 1978-80)

Discography:

  • Metro (1976)
  • New Love (1979)
  • Future Imperfect (1980)

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