Pyjamarama (song)

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"Pyjamarama"
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Single by Roxy Music
B-side "The Pride and the Pain"
Released23 February 1973
RecordedFebruary 1973 (1973-02) at AIR Studios, London
Genre Art rock, glam rock
Length3:00 (Original Island version)
2:52 (Polydor remix)
Label Island
Songwriter(s) Bryan Ferry
Producer(s)
Roxy Music singles chronology
"Virginia Plain"
(1972)
"Pyjamarama"
(1973)
"Do the Strand"
(1973)

"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. It reached a peak of #10 on the UK Singles Chart after a twelve week charting stint. [1] The song was written by Bryan Ferry, and the first one he wrote with the guitar as his instrument. [2] 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. [3] 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 version 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 on the bonus compilation Singles, B-sides and Alternative Mixes.

A live version appears on Viva! Roxy Music.

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References

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  2. "Roxy Music - Songs - on VivaRoxyMusic.com". www.vivaroxymusic.com. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  3. "Roxy Music - Songs - on". Vivaroxymusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-08.