Roxy Music – Flesh + Blood (1980) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:07 minutes | Scans included | 1,70 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 809 MB
An even slicker record than Manifesto, Flesh + Blood precariously balances between alluringly seductive, sophisticated soul-pop and cloying, radio-ready disco-pop. At its best, the album is effortlessly suave and charming — “Over You” is one of their greatest singles, and “Oh Yeah” is nearly as persuasive — but much of the record is devoted to ill-formed, stylish lounge-pop. In particular, the reliance on reworked covers of “In the Midnight Hour” and “Eight Miles High” is distressing, not only because it signals a lack of imagination, but also because it suggests that Flesh + Blood is simply a lesser solo effort from Bryan Ferry. And even the handful of undeniably strong moments can’t erase the feeling that Roxy Music were beginning to run out of ideas.
01. In The Midnight Hour
02. Oh Yeah!
03. Same Old Scene
04. Flesh And Blood
05. My Only Love
06. Over You
07. Eight Miles High
08. Rain, Rain, Rain
09. No Strange Delight
10. Running Wild
DSD flat transferred from U.K. original analogue master tapes.
Edited in DSD by Manabu Matsumura at Universal Music Studios, Tokyo, in 2015.