Angel Eyes (Roxy Music song)

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"Angel Eyes"
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Single by Roxy Music
from the album Manifesto
B-side "My Little Girl"
ReleasedAugust 1979 (1979-08) [1]
Recorded1978/79
Genre
Length3:32 (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)
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.

Contents

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

  1. "Angel Eyes" - 6:39
  2. "My Little Girl" - 3:08
  1. "Angel Eyes" - 3:08
  2. "My Little Girl" - 3:08

Personnel

Charts

Peak positions

Original release
ChartPeak
Position
Australian Singles Chart89
Dutch Singles Chart13
New Zealand Singles Chart50
UK Singles Chart4

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References

  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!