The latter period of Roxy Music proved to be a real camp-divider. Once the master craftsmen of arty experimental pop - with Brian Eno long gone - the remaining trio moved to a mature, elegant rock sound. Time has been kind to 'Avalon' which represented that most rare of breeds - a quality farewell effort. 'More Than This' and the title track will be familiar to most, both paeans to Bryan Ferry as voyeurist at the party; quite feasibly a party where he was once the integral part of the show. The enchanting instrumental 'India' moves along gracefully like an ocean liner and then ends rather too abruptly after a mere two minutes. In retrospect more time should have been devoted to this track rather than the elegant but hardly pulse-racing 'While My Heart Is Still Beating'. Yet better moments dutifully arrive. 'True To Life' shimmers beautifully and despite the desperate sounding lyrics of 'To Turn You On' the song itself represents nothing but easy charm. A classy send-off for these finely tailored gentlemen of rock.