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Charted: July 28, 1973

Rating: 4.643 (average of 7 ratings)


Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Do the Strand
  2. Beauty Queen
  3. Strictly Confidential
  4. Editions of You
  5. In Every Dream Home a Heartache
  6. The Bogus Man
  7. Grey Lagoons
  8. For Your Pleasure

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated --


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 193
peak on U.K. album chart 4

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Do the Strand (7/73) --


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For Your Pleasure
Roxy Music
“On Roxy Music’s debut, the tensions between Brian Eno and Bryan Ferry propelled their music to great, unexpected heights, and for most of the group’s second album, For Your Pleasure, the band equals, if not surpasses, those expectations. However, there are a handful of moments where those tensions become unbearable, as when Eno wants to move toward texture and Ferry wants to stay in more conventional rock territory; the nine-minute The Bogus Man captures such creative tensions perfectly, and it’s easy to see why Eno left the group after the album was completed.” STE

“Still, those differences result in yet another extraordinary record from Roxy Music, one that demonstrates even more clearly than the debut how avant-garde ideas can flourish in a pop setting. This is especially evident in the driving singles Do the Strand and Editions of You, which pulsate with raw energy and jarring melodic structures.” STE

“Roxy also illuminate the slower numbers, such as the eerie In Every Dream Home a Heartache, with atonal, shimmering synthesizers, textures that were unexpected and innovative at the time of its release. Similarly, all of For Your Pleasure walks the tightrope between the experimental and the accessible, creating a new vocabulary for rock bands, and one that was exploited heavily in the ensuing decade.” STE

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previous album: Roxy Music (1972) next album: Stranded (1974)

Last updated March 28, 2010.