|Single by Roxy Music|
|from the album Manifesto|
|B-side||"My Little Girl"|
|Length||3:32 (Album version)|
3:06 (7" single)
6:37 (12" extended remix)
|Songwriter(s)||Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay|
|Roxy Music singles chronology|
"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.
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.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.
"Angel Eyes" was also the first record that Roxy Music made a specific music video for.
|Australian Singles Chart||89|
|Dutch Singles Chart||13|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||50|
|UK Singles Chart||4|
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