Angel Eyes (Roxy Music song)

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"Angel Eyes"
Single by Roxy Music
from the album Manifesto
B-side "My Little Girl"
Released August 1979 (1979-08)[1]
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1978/79
Genre Pop rock, dance
Length 3:32 (album)
3:06 (7" single)
6:37 (12" extended remix)
Label Polydor/E.G./Atco
Writer(s) Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay
Producer(s) Roxy Music
Roxy Music singles chronology
"Dance Away"
(1979)
"Angel Eyes"
(1979)
"Over You"
(1980)

Angel Eyes is a song by the British rock band Roxy Music. It was released as a single in August 1979, it was the third single to be taken from their album Manifesto and peaked at No. 4 in the UK.

The single was a disco re-recorded version of the album track, which was more in a rock vein, and (just like the previous single "Dance Away") was also released as an extended 12" dance mix (still a relatively new format at that time). The single version of "Angel Eyes" later replaced the album version for subsequent releases. The album version was first re-released on the The Thrill of It All boxset. The 1999 re-mastered version of the "Manifesto" album finally restored the original version of the song.[2] The single re-recording of the song omits the last verse.

Coincidentally, the song was in the UK top 20 at the same time as another song called "Angeleyes" by the Swedish group ABBA.

"Angel Eyes" was the first record that Roxy Music made a specific music video for.[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2006). The Essential Rock Discography. Edinburgh: Canongate Press. p. 931. ISBN 1-84195-860-3. 
  2. ^ Angel Eyes (Rock Version) on Viva Roxy Music!
  3. ^ Angel Eyes Songfacts
  4. ^ Angel Eyes on Viva Roxy Music!

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