Roxy Music : Out Of The Blue – Live [1976] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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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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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!