ROXY MUSIC : OUT OF THE BLUE – LIVE [1976]

Πέρα από τους “προσωπικούς” λόγους που κάνουν το Viva! [Roxy Music] αγαπημένο μου live άλμπουμ όλων των εποχών, υπάρχει εδώ κάτι πολύ σπάνιο : οι εκτελέσεις όλων των κομματιών ανεξαιρέτως είναι καλύτερες από εκείνες του στούντιο, και όχι μόνο από πλευράς [“εύλογης”] αμεσότητας. Ο ήχος και το παίξιμο του γκρουπ έχουν βελτιωθεί εκπληκτικά μέσα σε ελάχιστο διάστημα, για να μη μιλήσουμε για τις ερμηνείες του Bryan.

Apart from the “personal” reasons that make Viva! [Roxy Music] my favorite live album of all time, there is something extremely rare here: all tracks’ performances, without exception are better than the studio ones, and not only in terms of [“reasonable”] immediacy. The band’s sound and playing has improved amazingly in a very short time, not to mention Bryan’s performances.

All you cares
Now they seem
Oh so far away
All your fears
I fear I once shared
Now I know
There’s a future
For all of us
Not so long ago
I was so scared
You seemed so sad
I could see
Through your twisted smile
So unsure
Always confused
Pale blue eyes
Gazing down
From your ivory tower
Through the haze
All broken and bruised
Then: out of the blue
Love came rushing in
Out of the sky
Came the sun
Out of left field
Came a lucky day
Out of the blue
No more pain
I don’t mind
If it’s only
A passing craze
Throwaway lines
Often ring true
If I were you
I would stay
For a little while
I you were me
Would you walk out
In style?

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6 Comments

  1. John O'Brien December 1, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    Brian doesn’t sing on this track, in fact Brian Eno had left the band by then. Having said that, Bryan with a ‘Y’ sang on this recording.

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    1. Oannes December 1, 2022 at 5:24 pm

      Thank you John O’Bryen …sorry, O’Brien.

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  2. Liz Gauffreau December 2, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    I’ve always liked this song. It was good to hear it again.

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    1. Oannes December 2, 2022 at 10:02 pm

      I was excited to hear it too, after several years. Roxy’s always been one of my best. Thank you!

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  3. Resa December 3, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Stupendous!!! I know all their albums, but this one. A winner!!!! Sounds terrific…. more importantly… feels fabulous!

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