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Roxy Music - Avalon (1982)

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“Avalon” is a 1982 song by the English rock band Roxy Music. It was released as the second single from their ...

“Avalon” is a 1982 song by the English rock band Roxy Music. It was released as the second single from their album Avalon. The single, with its B-side, “Always Unknowing”, charted at No. 13 in the UK.

The song’s distinctive backing vocals were performed by Haitian singer Yanick Etienne, whom Bryan Ferry encountered during the recording of the album. He heard her in the adjacent studio and invited her to contribute backing vocals to the recording.

The song’s music video was directed by Howard Guard and features the English actress Sophie Ward, daughter of actor Simon Ward. It was filmed in Mentmore Towers country house.

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