Roxy Music’s ‘Country Life’ is his fourth album released on November 15, 1974 by Island.
Track Listing : 1.The Thrill Of It All (Bryan Ferry) – 06:24 . 2.Three And Nine (Bryan Ferryandy Mackay)- 04:04 . 3.All I Want Is You (Bryan Ferry) – 02:53 . 4.Out Of The Blue (Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera)- 04:46 . 5.If It Takes All Night (Bryan Ferry) – 03:12 . 6.Bitter-Sweet (Bryan Ferryandy Mackay)- 04:50 . 7.Triptych (Bryan Ferry) – 03:09 . 8.Casanova (Bryan Ferry) – 03:27 . 9.A Really Good Time (Bryan Ferry) – 03:45 . 10.Prairie Rose (Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera)- 05:12
Musicians : Roxy Music – Band . Bryan Ferry – Vocals, Keyboards, Harmonica . John Gustafson – Bass . Edwin Jobson – Strings, Synthesiser, Keyboards . Andrew Mackay – Oboe, Saxophone . Phil Manzanera – Guitar . Paul Thompson – Drums
Production : Produced By Chris Thomas, John Punter, Roxy Music . Sean Milligan – Assistant Engineer . Paul Nunn – Assistant Engineer . Steve Nye – Assistant Engineer . John Punter – Engineer
Package : Eric Boman – Photography . Bob Bowkett – Artwork . Eric Bowman – Photography . Nicholas Deville – Cover Design . Bryan Ferry – Art Direction
Recorded July 1974–August 1974 At Air Studios, London.
Released On November 15, 1974 By Island.
Country Life‘ also captures the final showing of the early Roxy style, i.e. before funk and soul elements seeped into the mix more and more until the group gradually became a vehicle for front-man Ferry’s seductive crooner persona to run wild with romantic glimmer and enticing, silky soft rock tunes. […]
John McFerrin’s Rock and Prog Reviews
WORST. ALBUM COVER. EVER. What I wouldn’t give to find a picture of the alternate cover for this thing … So basically, this is a collection of “kinda, sorta good” songs that just happens to also have two of Roxy’s best songs ever and one of their trippiest. […]
In the end, Ferry’s l’amour is reduced to an idle fantasy: Small wonder that he closes the album in a powerful hard rock stupor, babbling about his “prairie rose” in Texas. It is precisely this reduction of affection to salon masturbation that makes Country Life, like its predecessors, an album about decadence. […]