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Roxy Music — More Than This
Album: Avalon
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Released: 1982
Length: 4:08
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I could feel at the time
There was no way of knowing
Fallen leaves in the night
Who can say where they're blowing?
As free as the wind
Hopefully learning
Why the sea on the tide
Has no way of turning

More than this
You know there's nothing
More than this
Tell me one thing
More than this
Ooh, there's nothing

It was fun for a while
There was no way of knowing
Like a dream in the night
Who can say where we're going?
No care in the world
Maybe I'm learning
Why the sea on the tide
Has no way of turning

More than this
You know there's nothing
More than this
Tell me one thing
More than this
No, there's nothing

More than this
Nothing
More than this

More than this
Nothing
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But what do you think of the hat on my falcon?
I always think of Bill Murray singing this in Lost in Translation. Never fails to bring a smile.
Will always love this song. Always a 10 for me.
 Retrograde-orbit wrote:
I get misty eyed, whenever I hear this song or Avalon, just knowing this was Roxy Music's swansong.  If you have to go out, go out on top (see also the Jam).
 

If you don't have "The High Road" you should probably recuse yourself from the conversation.
Oddly enough, I like 10K Maniac's cover more than the original. 
Just popped this CD into my car the other day...timeless for me! Best song on it, but there are some other really nice tunes...
 robus wrote:
Saw Bryan Ferry live in Portland, OR earlier this year. A great night but the audience was decidedly split between the old Roxy Music (pre ~1979) and the new Roxy Music. Needless to say the musical selection was quite varied so every one left feeling happy. A great backing band really helped to bring new life to old favorites.
 
Going to see Bryan Ferry at the end of this month, on my birthday in fact. Hope it's as good as your show. 

One of the 10 best artist, for my taste.  
David Bowie and Depeche mode are on that list.
This is the song that made me fall for Roxy Music 
I get misty eyed, whenever I hear this song or Avalon, just knowing this was Roxy Music's swansong.  If you have to go out, go out on top (see also the Jam).
Truly pop perfection. One of my faves since it was released. 
You know who else LOVES this song?  Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols!
Nothing evokes the sweet melancholy of 80's teenage life more than this. And Avalon.
Still like Bill Murray's version over Roxy Music, just sayin'.... 
Total tuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnneeeeeeee!!!! 9/10
Absolutely the best track on a great record.
Bought this LP during freshman year in college, when it was released and everyone who heard it coming from my dorm room loved it. Played this record to death. Still like it.
Great Album.
I just saw Bryan Ferry in concert last week and the show was heavily Roxy Music with some tasteful solo work too. Great band, performance, and mutual appreciation between the band, audience, and Mr. Ferry. Superb...  
Musical honey. Love it.

The whole album is great.
What a voice....and he was a bit of eye candy in his days....{#Meditate}
End to end, one of the most beautiful albums of all time. If you feel the same way, I highly recommend finding a way to hear the 5.1 SACD release from about 10 years ago. 
 coloradojohn wrote:
I will always remember getting way above Standard Orbit with this blaring on the Mitsubishi Auto-Reverse in the cherry '61 Impala up behind Lost Gulch Overlook, looking out upon a sea of clouds into a sky very much like this one, being conscious of the Flow of Time...

 
Please take me next time.
An album that never gets old 
marvelous, as always.
It's More Than Knowing.
First note... and it's turned all the way up!
 
{#Good-vibes}{#Sunny}{#Meditate}
Just fucking cool.
I came to Roxy late, after their Brian Eno/mid-70s critical heyday. Still love their last two albums though. It's pop for sure but pop done right {#Smile}
 coloradojohn wrote:
I will always remember getting way above Standard Orbit with this blaring on the Mitsubishi Auto-Reverse in the cherry '61 Impala up behind Lost Gulch Overlook, looking out upon a sea of clouds into a sky very much like this one, being conscious of the Flow of Time...

 
"...getting way above Standard Orbit": Ha, I don't think I've quite ever heard it referred to in those terms before, or, maybe I just don't remember...
 acupunk wrote:
This album is a masterpiece from first track to last. Great headphone album...

 
The first album I ever heard on CD in 1983, it is there with the best and my collection spans the 60's to now. 
This has to be Roxy Musics finest album and almost certainly one of my top 10 albums. 
It's great knowing how much Bryan Ferry influenced Nile Rodgers, who in turn drove the direction of music throughout the 80s and beyond.  Lots of significance in this branch of the musical family tree.
i LOVE this song forever
 
Music for an evening on the far stretches of the barrier reef...Thanks for the memory.
11!
I will always remember getting way above Standard Orbit with this blaring on the Mitsubishi Auto-Reverse in the cherry '61 Impala up behind Lost Gulch Overlook, looking out upon a sea of clouds into a sky very much like this one, being conscious of the Flow of Time...
Love is the drug....
This album is a masterpiece from first track to last. Great headphone album...
 coloradojohn wrote:
 ——
Yup...for sure! The pimples may fade, but not the Passions of The Heart, and are we doomed to dare to always and forever hope that there's More Than This?  Good comment, and very apropos of the Eternal conundrum...

 
"YOU BETCHA COLORADOJOHN!!!"

 paultron wrote:
roxy music just does not do it for me, and their music literally seems to follow me everywhere. malls, radio, you name it. makes me feel like sideshow bob

 
Was hoping for a laugh, but the link to your Sideshow Bob video is dead. Try again! Thanks. 
 hayduke2 wrote:
flashback to driving off a sorrow filled last date in my used but cool '69 Mercury Cougar, Ferry coming thru the late night FM college station with all the assurances necessary to get back out there, she's waiting for a sappy romantic hero just like pimply faced me, dag-gummit

  ——
Yup...for sure! The pimples may fade, but not the Passions of The Heart, and are we doomed to dare to always and forever hope that there's More Than This?  Good comment, and very apropos of the Eternal conundrum...
Saw Bryan Ferry live in Portland, OR earlier this year. A great night but the audience was decidedly split between the old Roxy Music (pre ~1979) and the new Roxy Music. Needless to say the musical selection was quite varied so every one left feeling happy. A great backing band really helped to bring new life to old favorites.
Perfect.  Heavenly.
 Hippostar wrote:


"Thanks... this is hard... " 

 
Haha, I was just thinking about this scene. Cheers!
Brings me back to good times and great people!!  Ahhhh....{#Kiss}
its just so suave. can't believe Ray Ban sunglasses haven't bought it to shill their goods. thank the Lord.
When this came out I hated it. Just not screaming rock n roll enough. Thank you to the person that convinced me that I was an idiot and got me listening to a whole new genre (for me). Stunning.
10, next

 {#Clap}
 Cyclehawk wrote:
A masterpiece that holds up very well, even 30 years later.
 

 
You can say that again    {#Clap}
The best 10 -> 11 {#Music}
Ah....a happy sound....{#Daisy}  Thank you for choosing this one Bill
this reminds me of summer time weekends and Dave and Joan
 PLC wrote:
My colleague, sitting next to me, born in 1986 (!) has never heard of Roxy Music...  Youth is wasted on the young.

 

AND you're in London!? I hope you have taken it upon yourself to educate the lost soul!
My colleague, sitting next to me, born in 1986 (!) has never heard of Roxy Music...  Youth is wasted on the young.
There are few efforts that I turn to more often than this one. This was simply a tremendous swan song...
Can't get enough of this album. Thanks RP
Thanks for playing Roxy Music - always makes me happy to hear their smooth sound.
{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}  Luv it a lot. 9
Regardless of that below, keep playin' this tune RP! Never tiring.
Is it the voice or the music that makes this the greatest seduction album of all time?
 Cyclehawk wrote:
A masterpiece that holds up very well, even 30 years later.
 

 
completely agree - gives me chills to this day
 Flyingsorcha wrote:
Love the cover art!
 
I used to buy their earlier music just for the album covers......some of you might know what I mean.
A masterpiece that holds up very well, even 30 years later.
 
Nice!
was anyone else raised in the jungle by Bryan Ferry?
Great song from an outstanding collection
 groom wrote:
 I don't think it would make that far to be able to fall into obscurity.

slackpacker wrote:
I guess this falls into one of those songs where you had to be there when it was popular to appreciate.  If this was released today, it would fade into obscurity.

 
dputlak wrote:
A truly great tune.  Sounds as good today as it did in '82.
 
I think it would be as popular as any Chirs Isaak sound if released today. It has the same feeling/sound as many of his CI's songs.


 



 


 Grammarcop wrote:
Reminds me of a special weekend in NYC with my wife.

 
It appears that its identification as make-out music is well-founded {#Kiss}
A bit tired. Some sons you can hear over and over throughout the years and still enjoy. This one should be retired.
 I don't think it would make that far to be able to fall into obscurity.

slackpacker wrote:
I guess this falls into one of those songs where you had to be there when it was popular to appreciate.  If this was released today, it would fade into obscurity.

 
dputlak wrote:
A truly great tune.  Sounds as good today as it did in '82.
 



 



marvelous...  love this song...

reminds me of Godley & Creme...



"Thanks... this is hard... " 
One of my all time favorite groups.
 
flashback to driving off a sorrow filled last date in my used but cool '69 Mercury Cougar, Ferry coming thru the late night FM college station with all the assurances necessary to get back out there, she's waiting for a sappy romantic hero just like pimply faced me, dag-gummit
An under-appreciated album at a rating of 8.0. One of the great concept works of pop music.
 slackpacker wrote:
I guess this falls into one of those songs where you had to be there when it was popular to appreciate.  If this was released today, it would fade into obscurity.

 
dputlak wrote:
A truly great tune.  Sounds as good today as it did in '82.
 



 

Somewhat like Beethoven's 5th, then?
Still a great song..
roxy music just does not do it for me, and their music literally seems to follow me everywhere. malls, radio, you name it. makes me feel like sideshow bob
Lovely piece, for lounge lizard dancing close romance music. 
 stargazer1 wrote:
This is good, but I actually prefer the 10,0000 Maniacs' cover.
 
That's like preferring sugar free brownie...and decaf coffee with artificial sweetener and powdered creamer over a true bakery brownie and a fresh ground dark roast cup of java.
I guess this falls into one of those songs where you had to be there when it was popular to appreciate.  If this was released today, it would fade into obscurity.

 
dputlak wrote:
A truly great tune.  Sounds as good today as it did in '82.
 


 sajitjacob wrote:
Unlike me, this tune has defied the ravages of time.
 

{#Lol} It is kind of ageless isn't it? Still sounds great.
Unlike me, this tune has defied the ravages of time.
A truly great tune.  Sounds as good today as it did in '82.
 EdmoJoe wrote:
Sublime, always has been, always will be.
 


There's something so ethereal about the melody, especially the synth part, that hits me right in my emotion bone. Dr Oz, should I have this looked at, or should I just turn the volume up?
This is good, but I actually prefer the 10,0000 Maniacs' cover.
Sublime, always has been, always will be.
Reminds me of a special weekend in NYC with my wife.
Love the cover art!
Bryan Ferry is quite possibly the coolest guy to walk the earth.
I was born in 1984, but this is one of the first songs I ever remember hearing — usually driving in my aunts navy blue Buick on our way to Caldor. {#Daisy}
This is a beautiful piece and it should be a 10, but because it just peters out at the ending, I have to give it a 9.
 spiritfla wrote:
A Gem indeed.{#Yes}
 
Absolutely!!     {#Angel}
bears no resemblence. almost unlistenable. sooo not even close it's not funny
Must've saved good money switching insurance to be able to buy that falcon.
I'll never get tired of this song! It's a 10 for me...{#Sunny}
I played Avalon until my kids begged for mercy.

Now they are doing the same with their kids. 
so how could  this not be.... a ...... 10?
Bought this CD for my daughter as I love Roxy Music and as her name is Roxanne (no, she was not named for them), I thought she would get a kick out of the name - but to my surprize, she loves the music!! 
 tkosh wrote:

OMFG is right!  Another gift of childhood we wish we could retain—time moving slowly.
 
30 years!?  Resisting urge to run screaming from the room. No, bettter wait till the song's over. 
 TJS wrote:
It can't be 30 years.  OMFG.  Great song.  I loved it the first time I heard it and that opinion never changed.
 
OMFG is right!  Another gift of childhood we wish we could retain—time moving slowly.
Pretty and optimistic....for those of us who were youngsters in the 80s, this song was among many in our soundtrack, but it seems so much more sublime now.
A Gem indeed.{#Yes}
It can't be 30 years.  OMFG.  Great song.  I loved it the first time I heard it and that opinion never changed.
Quite simply a gem among an album of classics.

this one has stood the test of time wonderfully.  as crisp and clear and moving as when it first came out.  some songs feel dated even if they are enjoyable, but not this one.


Well, More Than This has a different feel than many Roxy songs, but to me from it's very beginning this song is utterly beautiful, haunting and magical. An instant classic that I have always loved.
I too like many Roxy Music tunes 'more than this'...but I'll take it since I LUV Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry. Yep.
 Poacher wrote:

The genre being wanky 80s tat?
 
Hey, we only speak English here.

Not my favorite Roxy tune but it's got a good beat and you can do what Brits do to it - nothing.  Maybe go see a dentist or something. Whine like Frenchmen. Lie around the house until the wife comes home with the "cheque" from the "Dole".  Stuff like that.

It's a nice song bro. Not great, but nice. And you have a nice day too. 
Bargamon wrote: The gold standard for the genre. It holds up to the test of time.

Poacher wrote: The genre being wanky 80s tat?

Ah, nothing like a bit of nasty Brit wit to brighten up the day, eh? Doesn't it make ya feel good...oh, just having a laugh!
I seem to have confused some fellow RPers further down the page, so: "This song is hard" - think Bill Murray in Lost in Translation.

sorry, but with this music your shaggy must be quiete haggy...

 
Helchat wrote:

is that a good thing?  like bad means good? {#Shifty}

This song is from the album voted Best Album to Shag to in the 80's.... it still works for me!
 


Just love the open, airy feel of this song.  The standout track on a fabulous album.
just brought this down to 9 so I could bump it to 10!!!   {#Notworthy}
Perfect music for one of the tracks on my personal soundtrack. Can picture so many events of my when I heard this song. That cover brings me back too.
Never get tired of Roxy Music nor this album.