Vol 37: Avalon / Breakfast in America

Roxy Music – Avalon

Released in 1982, Avalon was the eighth studio album by the English rock band Roxy Music and was subsequently the most commercially successful album by the band. It peaked at number 1 on the UK billboards for three weeks and stayed on the album charts for over a year. Often considered a “sleeper hit” due to mixed success in the US, it is the only album by Roxy Music to recieve an RIAA platinum certification. It features hit singles such as, “More than This,” “Avalon,” and “While My Heart Is Still Beating.”


Supertramp – Breakfast in America

Released in 1979, Breakfast in America was the sixth studio album by the English rock band Supertramp. Largely considered Supertramps most successful album, Breakfast in America was awarded two Grammy Awards and holds a quadruple platinum RIAA certification. The album spawned two top 10 billboard hits in the UK but was much more successful across the pond spawning four US billboard hits such as: “The Logical Song,” “Goodbye Stranger,” “Take the Long Way Home,” and “Breakfast in America.”


You can spin both of these vinyls in their entirety here.