|Single by Roxy Music|
|B-side||"The Pride and the Pain"|
|Released||1 March 1973|
|Recorded||February 1973AIR Studios, Londonat|
|Genre||Art rock, glam rock|
|Length||3:00 (Original Island version)
2:52 (Polydor remix)
|Producer(s)||Chris Thomas, John Anthony, Roxy Music|
|Roxy Music singles chronology|
"Pyjamarama" is a song by English rock band 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. The original version (along with "The Pride and the Pain") was re-released on the box set The Thrill of It All, while the 1977 remix can be found on the Street Life: 20 Great Hits compilation. In 2012, both mixes were included in the ten-disc boxed set The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982 and on the bonus compilation Singles, B-sides and Alternative Mixes.
A live version appears on Viva! Roxy Music.
- Bryan Ferry – vocals, guitar
- Brian Eno – VCS3 synthesizer
- Andrew Mackay – saxophone
- Phil Manzanera – electric guitar
- John Porter – bass guitar
- Paul Thompson – drums
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