For Your Pleasure

~ Release group by Roxy Music

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
For Your Pleasure (mispress) 12" Vinyl 8 ATCO Records SD 36-134
For Your Pleasure 12" Vinyl 8 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) ILPS 9232 [none]
For Your Pleasure 12" Vinyl 8 Warner Bros. Records (“WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across) BS 2696
For Your Pleasure CD 8 E’G Records EGCD 8 5012985300827
For Your Pleasure HDCD 8 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 7243 8 47449 2 2, ROXYCD2 724384744922
For Your Pleasure HDCD 8 Virgin Records America (DO NOT USE! please refer to either “Virgin” or “Virgin America”) 7243 8 47449 2 2, ROXYCD2 724384744922
For Your Pleasure HDCD 8 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) TOCP-65823 4988006795723
For Your Pleasure SHM-CD 8 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) UICY-40123 4988005866059
For Your Pleasure SHM-SACD 8 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) UIGY-9666 4988005866219
For Your Pleasure CD 8 E’G Records 823 018-2 042282301826
For Your Pleasure CD 8 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries), E’G Records 0777 7 86534 2 4, EGCD 8 077778653424
For Your Pleasure CD 8 Reprise Records 9 26040-2 075992604024

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part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 396)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000206073 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/58142 [info]
Wikidata: Q1002798 [info]
Wikipedia: en: For Your Pleasure [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Roxy_Music:For_Your_Pleasure_(1973) [info]
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reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/3jqv [info]

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After the stylistic rush of their debut album, For Your Pleasure, recorded in February 1973 at George Martin's AIR Studios in London, is probably the most consistent album of Roxy Music's career. While the second side contained songs that had been worked up by the band in concert and rehearsal, the first side was all new material, written by leader Bryan Ferry at a sojourn in a Derbyshire cottage.

And what material it was - including "Do The Strand", an ode to a fictional dance which ran through a catalogue of dance crazes that was to become a live favourite; the breathtaking "Beauty Queen" established Ferry in his frequently-returned-to role as night life commentator; "In Every Dream Home A Heartache", a still-bizarre ode to an inflatable doll, is the moment where form and function unite - the group create a dense soundtrack for Ferry's unhinged ramblings. The spirit of experimentation is never far away - Brian Eno's stamp is all over the record, warping the sounds and adding tension to the repetitive drone of the second side stand-out "The Bogus Man".

Soon after the release of For Your Pleasure (housed in another stunning Nick De Ville-directed sleeve), the tensions between Eno and Ferry had come to a head; Eno embarked on his increasingly avant-garde solo career while Ferry guided Roxy Music ever closer to the mainstream with a series of fascinating albums, each less arty than the last.