Pyjamarama (song)

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"Pyjamarama"
Single by Roxy Music
B-side "The Pride and The Pain"
Released 1 March 1973
Recorded February 1973 (1973-02) at AIR Studios, London
Genre Art rock, glam rock
Length 3:00 (original Island version)
2:52 (Polydor remix)
Label Island
Writer(s) Bryan Ferry
Producer(s) Chris Thomas, John Anthony, Roxy Music
Roxy Music singles chronology
"Virginia Plain"
(1972)
"Pyjamarama"
(1973)
"Do The Strand"
(1973)

"Pyjamarama" is a song by British glam rock group Roxy Music, released as a single in March 1973, to promote their For Your Pleasure album, though it was excluded from the album itself. The song was written by Bryan Ferry and was backed by an instrumental non-LP track called "The Pride and The Pain" written by Andrew Mackay.

In 1977, it was re-released as a single, together with "Virginia Plain", to promote their Greatest Hits album, and reached number 11. However the 1977 release was a different mix with less sax treatments on it and the closing guitar refrain edited differently from the original Island 7" version. [1] The original version (along with "The Pride and The Pain") was rereleased on the "The Thrill of It All" boxset, while the 1977 remix can be found on the "Street Life: 20 Great Hits" compilation.

A live version appears on Viva! Roxy Music.

The B Side "The Pride And The Pain" bears great similarities to the opening of Ladytron from the band's first album and may have been recorded at the same time.

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