Roxy Music – “Avalon (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Version)”

Songs and remixers don’t often pair off this perfectly. As a production duo, Norwegian dance dudes Hans-Peter Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas specialize in a luxuriant, champagne-dipped form of exotica-informed space-disco. And Roxy Music’s mighty 1982 track “Avalon” feels like the most expensive piece of chiffon-lined synth-rock ever recorded. So, naturally, the new Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas remix of “Avalon” is pretty great. Give it a listen below.

The remix comes from a new 12″ single that also features a Todd Terje edit of Roxy’s “Love Is The Drug,” which we already posted. That 12″, out now, celebrates the band’s 40th anniversary, and a new box set will do the same thing. As Prefix reports, Virgin will release the massive Roxy Music: The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982 on 4/2. The set includes all eight Roxy albums, as well as rarities and remixes, spread across eight CDs and four DVDs.

That remix 12″ is out now on Beatport and the Vinyl Factory.