1980 Roxy Music – Flesh And Blood

roxy-music-1980Flesh + Blood is the seventh studio album by the English rock band Roxy Music. Released in late May 1980, it was an immediate commercial success peaking at No. 1 in the UK for one week in June and then returned to the summit in August for another three weeks, in total spending 60 weeks on the albums chart in the United Kingdom. The album also peaked at No. 35 in the United States and No. 10 in Australia.

The album was preceded by the single “Over You”, a No. 5 UK hit that also provided the band with a rare US chart entry at No. 80. Two more hit singles followed: “Oh Yeah” (UK #5) and “Same Old Scene” (UK No. 12, AUS #35). Flesh + Blood also included two cover versions: The Byrds’ “Eight Miles High” and Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour”. The latter was released as a single in some territories. In addition, the album’s title track along with the aforementioned “Over You” and “Eight Miles High” peaked at number forty-six on the Billboard dance charts.

The album was made after their drummer Paul Thompson had left the band, essentially making Roxy Music a three-piece band consisting of Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera.

Tracks

1 In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett, Steve Cropper) 3:12
2 Oh Yeah (Bryan Ferry) 4:52
3 Same Old Scene (Bryan Ferry) 3:58
4 Flesh And Blood (Bryan Ferry) 3:13
5 My Only Love (Bryan Ferry) 5:20
6 Over You (Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera) 3:28
7 Eight Miles High (Gene Clark, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn) 4:54
8 Rain Rain Rain (Bryan Ferry) 3:21
9 No Strange Delight (Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera) 4:46
10 Running Wild (Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera) 5:01

Media

Musicians

1 In The Midnight Hour

BassGary Tibbs
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarPhil Manzanera
KeyboardsBryan Ferry
SaxAndy MacKay
VocalsBryan Ferry


2 Oh Yeah

BassNeil Jason
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
GuitarPhil Manzanera
GuitarNeil Hubbard
SaxAndy MacKay
PianoBryan Ferry
StringsPaul Carrack
VocalsBryan Ferry


3 Same Old Scene

BassAlan Spenner
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
GuitarPhil Manzanera
KeyboardsBryan Ferry
SaxAndy MacKay
VocalsBryan Ferry


4 Flesh And Blood

BassAlan Spenner
DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarBryan Ferry
SynthesizerBryan Ferry
PercussionAllan Schwartzberg
VocalsBryan Ferry


5 My Only Love

BassAlan Spenner
DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarPhil Manzanera
GuitarNeil Hubbard
PianoBryan Ferry
SaxAndy MacKay
PercussionAllan Schwartzberg
PercussionSimon Phillips
VocalsBryan Ferry


6 Over You

BassPhil Manzanera
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
GuitarPhil Manzanera
KeyboardsBryan Ferry
SaxAndy MacKay
VocalsBryan Ferry


7 Eight Miles High

BassNeil Jason
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
GuitarPhil Manzanera
GuitarNeil Hubbard
KeyboardsBryan Ferry
SaxAndy MacKay
VocalsBryan Ferry


8 Rain Rain Rain

BassAlan Spenner
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
GuitarNeil Hubbard
KeyboardsBryan Ferry
SaxAndy MacKay
VocalsBryan Ferry


9 No Strange Delight

BassNeil Jason
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
GuitarPhil Manzanera
KeyboardsBryan Ferry
OboeAndy MacKay
VocalsBryan Ferry


10 Running Wild

BassAlan Spenner
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
GuitarPhil Manzanera
GuitarNeil Hubbard
OrganPaul Carrack
PianoPaul Carrack
PianoBryan Ferry
SaxAndy MacKay
VocalsBryan Ferry

Liner Notes

Producer – Rhett Davies, Roxy Music
Engineer – Rhett Davies
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Bob Clearmountain

Cover – Antony Price, Bryan Ferry, Neil Kirk, Peter Saville, Simon Puxley

Engineered at Basing Street and Gallery Studio.
Mixed at The Power Station.
Mastered at Masterdisc.