Avalon (Roxy Music song)
|Single by Roxy Music|
|from the album Avalon|
|Producer(s)||Rhett Davies and Roxy Music|
|Roxy Music singles chronology|
"Avalon" is a 1982 song by the English rock band Roxy Music. It was released as the second single from their album Avalon. The single, with its B-side, "Always Unknowing", charted at No. 13 in the UK.
The song's distinctive backing vocals were performed by Haitian singer Yanick Etienne, whom Bryan Ferry encountered during the recording of the album. He heard her in the adjacent studio and invited her to contribute backing vocals to the recording.
|Polish Single Chart||18|
M People cover
In 1997, British House dance group M People, covered the song and released it as the twelfth and closing track on their final to date studio album Fresco.
- Bryan Ferry – lead vocals, keyboards
- Andy Mackay – saxophone
- Phil Manzanera – guitar
- Andy Newmark – drums
- Alan Spenner – bass guitar
- Neil Hubbard – guitar
- Jimmy Maelen – percussion
- Yanick Etienne – backing vocals
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- "Lista Przebojów Programu 3". LP3. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
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