Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Roxy Music - If There Is Something

If There Is Something

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"If There Is Something"
Song by Roxy Music from the album Roxy Music
ReleasedJune 1972
Recorded17 March 1972 at Command Studios, London
GenreArt rockglam rock
WriterBryan Ferry
ProducerPeter Sinfield
Roxy Music track listing
"If There Is Something"
Virginia Plain
"If There Is Something" is a song written by Bryan Ferry and recorded by Roxy Music for their eponymous debut album. A live version appears on theirViva! live album.
The song begins in a rather light-hearted, jaunty fashion, a slight pastiche of country music, with honky tonk style piano and twangy guitar. Ferry's singing is nonchalant and jocular.
However the mood of the song builds with a repeated instrumental motif played between guitar and saxophone, Ferry's vocals re-entering to provide a fraught vocal climax.
The instrumental motifs then return, finally giving way to an emotional end section where Ferry's impassioned and melancholy vocals are set on top of a lush blend of backing vocals and the mellotron "three violins" tape set.
It has been said that the first part of the song is a youth wondering about love, the second part adults in the heat of passion and the third part the singer in old age thinking about their past love.
The song appears in the 2008 film Flashbacks of a Fool starring Daniel Craig where it features centrally in a scene where the main protagonist's younger self dances to the song with his girlfriend while made up as Bryan Ferry.

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