Angel Eyes (Roxy Music song)

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"Angel Eyes"
Roxy Music Angel Eyes.jpg
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 version)
3:06 (7" single)
6:37 (12" extended remix)
Label Polydor/E.G./Atco
Songwriter(s) Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay
Producer(s) Roxy Music
Roxy Music singles chronology
"Dance Away"
(1979)
"Angel Eyes"
(1979)
"Over You"
(1980)

"Dance Away"
(1979)
"Angel Eyes"
(1979)
"Over You"
(1980)
Music video
"Angel Eyes" on YouTube

"Angel Eyes" is a song by the English rock band Roxy Music. It was released in August 1979 as the third single 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 Thrill of It All box-set. 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.[3]

"Angel Eyes" was also the first record that Roxy Music made a specific music video for.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  • 12" Single (POSPX 67 )
  1. "Angel Eyes" - 6:39
  2. "My Little Girl" - 3:08
  • 7" Single (POSP 67)
  1. "Angel Eyes" - 3:08
  2. "My Little Girl" - 3:08

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Original release
Chart Peak
Position
Australian Singles Chart 89
Dutch Singles Chart 13
New Zealand Singles Chart 50
UK Singles Chart 4

References[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. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-chart/19790826/7501/ Official Singles Chart Top 75; August 1979. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  4. ^ Angel Eyes Songfacts
  5. ^ Angel Eyes on Viva Roxy Music!
  6. ^ Angel Eyes artists on Viva Roxy Music!

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