Roxy Music ‎– Stranded

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Stranded is the third album by English rock band Roxy Music, released in late 1973. It reached number one on the UK album charts. The cover shows Bryan Ferry's then girlfriend and 1973 Playmate of the Year, Marilyn Cole. It was the first Roxy Music album on which Ferry was not the sole songwriter as multi-instrumentalist Andy Mackay and guitarist Phil Manzanera also contributed to the album. Though it was also the first without Brian Eno, who had left the group after For Your Pleasure, Eno nonetheless later rated it as Roxy Music's finest record. Despite this praise, the album only reached number 186 in the Top Pop Albums charts in the US. The track "Street Life" was released as a single and reached number 9 on the UK charts.

The gatefold cover photograph was taken by Karl Stoecker and styled by Antony Price.

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Versions (105)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9252, ILPS.9252 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9252, ILPS.9252 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ZC1 9252, ZCI 9252 Roxy Music Stranded(Cass, Album) Island Records, Island Records ZC1 9252, ZCI 9252 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ZC1 9252, ZCI 9252 Roxy Music Stranded(Cass, Album, Gre) Island Records, Island Records ZC1 9252, ZCI 9252 UK 1973 Sell This Version
ILPS 9252 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album) Island ILPS 9252 South Africa 1973 Sell This Version
IL 35031 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album) Island Records IL 35031 New Zealand 1973 Sell This Version
63 313 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Club) Island Records, SR International 63 313 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
87 369 IT Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 87 369 IT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
87.369-I Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 87.369-I Spain 1973 Sell This Version
87 369 IT Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 87 369 IT Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
87 369 IT Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 87 369 IT Austria 1973 Sell This Version
ILPS 9252 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9252 Scandinavia 1973 Sell This Version
6499 742 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 6499 742 France 1973 Sell This Version
ILPS 19252 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 19252 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
LSY-73002 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records, Jugoton LSY-73002 Yugoslavia 1973 Sell This Version
ILPS 9252 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9252 Ireland 1973 Sell This Version
87 369 IT Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 87 369 IT Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
Y81 9252 Roxy Music Stranded(8-Trk, Album) Island Records Y81 9252 UK 1974 Sell This Version
TP 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(8-Trk, Album) ATCO Records TP 7045 US 1974 Sell This Version
Y81 9252 Roxy Music Stranded(8-Trk, Album) Island Records Y81 9252 UK 1974 Sell This Version
CS 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(Cass, Album, RE) ATCO Records CS 7045 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ICL 60 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album) Island Records ICL 60 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
L 35031 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album) Island Records L 35031 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
410.035 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album) Island Records 410.035 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
IL 35031 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album) Island Records IL 35031 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
SMAS-95777, SD 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Club, Gat) ATCO Records, ATCO Records SMAS-95777, SD 7045 US 1974 Sell This Version
SD 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) ATCO Records SD 7045 US 1974 Sell This Version
SD 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) ATCO Records SD 7045 US 1974 Sell This Version
SD 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) ATCO Records SD 7045 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
SD 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) ATCO Records SD 7045 US 1974 Sell This Version
SD 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) ATCO Records SD 7045 US 1974 Sell This Version
SD 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) ATCO Records SD 7045 US 1974 Sell This Version
ICL 60 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Island Records ICL 60 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
SD 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RP, MO) ATCO Records SD 7045 US 1974 Sell This Version
CS 7045 Roxy Music Stranded (The Third Roxy Music Album)(Cass, Album, RE, SR ) ATCO Records CS 7045 US 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS 9252 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9252 Turkey 1975 Sell This Version
ILS-80157 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Promo, RE, Gat) Island Records ILS-80157 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
ILS-80157 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records ILS-80157 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
2310 550 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 2310 550 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
MPF 1142 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor MPF 1142 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
2302 050 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2302 050 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2344 078 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2344 078 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
2310 550, 2344 078 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor, Polydor 2310 550, 2344 078 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
2310 550 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2310 550 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
2302 050, 2302-050 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor, Polydor 2302 050, 2302-050 UK 1977 Sell This Version
2310550 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Polydor 2310550 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
23 02 050 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 23 02 050 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
2310 650 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records 2310 650 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
2310 550 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2310 550 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
823 019-2 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, RE) EG, Polydor 823 019-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
20MM-9108 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Polydor 20MM-9108 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
LL-207 946 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin EG Records Ltd. LL-207 946 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
207 946-620 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EG 207 946-620 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1061, EGCD 10(CD) Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, RE) EG, Virgin, EG, Virgin 32VD-1061, EGCD 10(CD) Japan 1987 Sell This Version
EGMC 10 Roxy Music Stranded(Cass, Album, RE) EG EGMC 10 UK 1987 Sell This Version
25VB-1411, EGLP-10 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) EG, EG 25VB-1411, EGLP-10 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
EGLP 10 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EG EGLP 10 UK 1987 Sell This Version
VJD-28028 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album) Virgin VJD-28028 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
TC-VG 50345 Roxy Music Stranded(Cass, Album) EG TC-VG 50345 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
VJL-157 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Gat) EG, Virgin VJL-157 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
VG 50345 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE) EG VG 50345 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
EGCD 10 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album) EG EGCD 10 UK 1989 Sell This Version
9 26041-2 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album) Reprise Records, EG 9 26041-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
EGCD 10 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, RE) EG EGCD 10 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
CD 26041 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records CD 26041 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
VJCP-23180 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, EG VJCP-23180 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
CDRDM 2 12003 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, Unofficial) Reprise Records, EG, RDM CDRDM 2 12003 Russia 1993 Sell This Version
VJCP-3339 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album) Virgin VJCP-3339 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
AN99-334 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Unofficial) ArsNova AN99-334 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
ROXYCD 3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 Roxy Music Stranded(HDCD, Album, RM) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD 3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 US 1999 Sell This Version
ROXYCD3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 Roxy Music Stranded(HDCD, Album, RM) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
ROXYCD3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 Roxy Music Stranded(HDCD, Album, RM) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 UK & Europe 1999 Sell This Version
ROXYCDX3, 7243 8 47452 2 6 Roxy Music Stranded(HDCD, Album, RM, Vin) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCDX3, 7243 8 47452 2 6 UK 1999 Sell This Version
TOCP-65824 Roxy Music Stranded(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Min) Virgin TOCP-65824 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
SW118-2 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW118-2 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
VJCP-68823 Roxy Music Stranded(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Min) Virgin VJCP-68823 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
509992 43648 12 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Virgin 509992 43648 12 US 2009 Sell This Version
TOCP 54359 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, RE) EMI TOCP 54359 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
VJCP-98138 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin VJCP-98138 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
UICY-40124 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pla) Virgin UICY-40124 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
UICY-76959 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin UICY-76959 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
UIGY-9667 Roxy Music Stranded(SACD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, SHM) Virgin UIGY-9667 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
0602537848768, ROXYLP 3 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin, Universal Music Catalogue, Virgin, Universal Music Catalogue 0602537848768, ROXYLP 3 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
W2 26041 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, Club, RE) Reprise Records, EG W2 26041 US Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 10, 0777 7 86481 2 3 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, RE) EG, Virgin EGCD 10, 0777 7 86481 2 3 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SW118-2 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW118-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
SW118-2 Roxy Music Stranded(CD, Album, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW118-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
3100 350, 3100-350 Roxy Music Stranded(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor, Polydor 3100 350, 3100-350 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4-26041, 9 26041-4 Roxy Music Stranded(Cass, Album, RE) EG, Reprise Records 4-26041, 9 26041-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
3100 350 Roxy Music Stranded(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Polydor 3100 350 France Unknown Sell This Version
ROXYCD 3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 Roxy Music Stranded(HDCD, Album, RM) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD 3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 US Unknown Sell This Version
ROXYCD3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 Roxy Music Stranded(HDCD, Album, RM, RP) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ROXYCD3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 Roxy Music Stranded(HDCD, Album, RM, RP) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ROXYCD3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 Roxy Music Stranded(HDCD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Virgin (2), Virgin (2) ROXYCD3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
ROXYCD3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 Roxy Music Stranded(HDCD, RM, RP) Virgin, Virgin ROXYCD3, 7243 8 47451 2 7 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ICL60P Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial) Island Records (2) ICL60P Japan Unknown Sell This Version
509992 43648 12 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 509992 43648 12 US Unknown Sell This Version
2310 550 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2310 550 France Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) ATCO Records SD 7045 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) ATCO Records SD 7045 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) ATCO Records SD 7045 US Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) ATCO Records SD 7045 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
509992 43648 12 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin 509992 43648 12 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS 9252 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records ILPS 9252 UK Unknown Sell This Version
87 369 IT, 87 369 XOT Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records, Island Records 87 369 IT, 87 369 XOT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
SD 7045 Roxy Music Stranded(LP, Album, RP, Gat) ATCO Records SD 7045 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Benny_Factor

Benny_Factor

December 26, 2018
referencing Stranded, LP, Album, Gat, ILPS 9252, ILPS.9252

Their second great album after 'For Your Pleasure'. Yes, I know that it isn't actually their second album per se, but I'm not that keen on the experimental first album. Opinions, eh? Anyway, this one contains probably their very best single in 'Street Life' together with classic tracks such as 'A Song For Europe' and 'Sunset'. Eddie Jobson comes in and fills the gap left by Eno and makes a really good fist of things. Eno himself has gone on record to declare this his favourite Roxy album even though he's not on it. Interestingly Johnny Gustafson on bass fails to make the pictures of the individual band members on the inner cover; conspiracy theory, or what? 😉
streetmouse

streetmouse

October 18, 2018
referencing Stranded, LP, Album, Club, Gat, SMAS-95777, SD 7045

Back in the 70’s, before Rolling Stone magazine began quietly suggesting that the Roxy Music albums weren’t that good, they said, “Two British bands are genuinely stretching the dimensions of pop music. One, 10 C.C., has already found a degree of popularity in the States. Roxy Music has been unable to cross the Atlantic so far, but that should change with this album. Stranded is one of the most exciting and entertaining British LPs of the Seventies.”

At this same time, another magazine said, “Andy MacKay, whose searing sax made Mott the Hoople’s “All The Way From Memphis” an American favorite, has written the tune for “A Song For Europe,” the most impressive track on the album, an awesome example of self-disciplined hard rock.” Yet it was unconventional songs like this that the rags would later cite at too arty, too progressive, cumbersome, and failing in their nature to define a cohesive album. And that just about sums up where the world at large stood with Roxy Music … loving the accessible material and hating the experimental more heavy, nearly instrumental aspects.

It was 1973, the woman on the cover of Stranded was Brian Ferry’s girlfriend Marilyn Cole, playmate model of the year, with this being the first Roxy album where Ferry was not the solo creator of all of the material. Yet even without the presence of Mr. Eno, this was a solid body of work, a change in style certainly, yet still, all of the members seem assured of themselves and their tasks, creating another dialectic album infused with juxtapositions, with Brian Eno saying that Stranded was his personal favorite Roxy album, even if he’d not taken part. Take the bouncy innovative sound of “Street Life,” smack that up against the risk taking soundscape of the epic “A Song For Europe,” and while perhaps self-deprecating, the material certainly creates a sensuous emotional atmosphere laced around those pop singles.

The album does embrace the completeness of a street-life, at the time, Brian Ferry was at the height of his game, an unsettling lounge lizard crooner, while Phil Manzanera is nothing short of a magical creative genius with his solo and riffing, Paul Thompsons drumming is resolved and powerful, and Andy MacKay, while on sax or oboe could do no wrong, sounding plaintive haunting and specularly wonderful, and then there’s the lushness the new recruit Eddie Jobson brings to the mix where together they created what can only be described as a dense British version of Phil Spector’s wall of sound.

Seriously, I fully realize that most Roxy Music albums can be challenging at some point as they spin out on your turntable, though Roxy have always bent the rules, sliding somewhere between great rock songs and progressive music. And to that I always suggest to listeners that they should save the songs that ride best in their own back pockets and create their a personal compilation. With that in mind, I can tell you that with eight studio albums, there are no less than forty-two tracks that are intoxicatingly accessible, so completing that compilation should be a no-brainer, with Stranded offering up three of those “Mother Of Pearl,” “Serenade” and “Street Life” … all songs so good that they in and of themselves justify the purchasing the album.

If forced to focus on the shortcomings of the album, I’d say, “Unquestionably Stranded is a solid release, though it does get a bit weighted by some of the gloomy torch songs, along with a rather long and labored gospel number smack dab in the middle, a song I could certainly do without, where Ferry’s vibrato drones on too long and too pointedly.”

Review by Jenell Kesler
rhorhorho

rhorhorho

August 12, 2016
referencing Stranded, HDCD, Album, RM, ROXYCD3, 7243 8 47451 2 7
My copy has Matrix / Runout: EMI UDEN 8474522 @ 1 010111 and Mould SID Code: IFPI AAHR0.
rippingheadache

rippingheadache

April 3, 2016
referencing Stranded, LP, Album, RE, Gat, SD 7045
I have a version with the label SD 7045 cr that doesn't appear to be on here.
yankfish

yankfish

March 16, 2016
referencing Stranded, LP, Album, Gat, ILPS 9252, ILPS.9252
this RM's 3rd album.
is there a way to change the order on the discography page?
For Your Pleasure should be 2nd on the list.
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

January 26, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Stranded, CD, Album, EGCD 10

This album is the first one after Eno's departure, and whilst most of the album is perhaps more cohesive than their previous two attempts, the good tunes just aren't as good. The end of the album stretches out a little more from "Song For Europe" onwards, but the highs aren't as high as on either of their previous albums, and it's all a bit forgetful.