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Bryan Ferry: Let's Stick Together

Album Notes

Personnel: Bryan Ferry (vocals, harmonica, keyboards); Chris Spedding, Phil Manzanera, David O'List (guitar); Eddie Jobson (violin, synthesizer); Mel Collins (soprano saxophone); Chris Mercer (tenor saxophone); Martin Drover (trumpet); John Wetton, John Gustafson, Rick Wills, John Porter (bass); Morris Pert (percussion); Jacqui Sullivan, Helen Chappell, Paddie McHugh, Doreen Chanter, Vicky Brown, Martha Walker (background vocals).

Recorded at Air & Island Studios, London, England, from 1973-1976.

All tracks have been digitally remastered using HDCD technology.

Ferry's third solo album is a bit of a departure from his previous two. Here, along with the requisite eclectic batch of covers, he also includes a few of his characteristically lovelorn originals (including an ode to his obvious role model, "2HB," as in Humphrey Bogart), plus a slicked-up reworking of his Roxy Music classic "Remake Remodel." The album also rocks out far more straightforwardly than THESE FOOLISH THINGS and ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE.

Ferry tackles two straight blues songs here--Wilbert Harrison's "Let's Stick Together" and Jimmy Reed's "Shame, Shame, Shame"--and while nobody's ever going to mistake him for either singer, his camp factor here is significantly reduced. Standout track: a surprisingly powerful assault on the Everly Brothers' "Price of Love."


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