"Mother of Pearl" is quite possibly Roxy Music's finest moment, an absolute stunning epic love song that manages to have not one but two distinct and incredible arrangements amidst the flurry of Ferry's majestic, soaring voice. There are other great moments on this album as well, from the near-punk of "Street Life" to the achingly beautiful ballad "A Song for Europe", this is yet another classic album in the canon of what very well may have been the most important rock band of the 1970s (in terms of pushing the rules and boundaries of the artform).
My favourite roxy album of the pre Manifesto years, absolutely epic! It staggers me that this was written in the 70's, almost every form of music I've ever heard has aged to some extent (not that that is a particularly bad thing), but this album could have been recorded in any decade! It is truly timeless music, and goddammit I bloody love it.