Bryan Ferry Boys And Girls
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- Released: November 1, 1999
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Virgin Records Us
Q - 2/00, pp.99-1004 stars out of 5 - "...having been stylistically frozen by high concept soul....[it] lends Ferry's work a timeless quality....BOYS & GIRLS is essentially a sister album to Roxy Music's sublime swansong [AVALON]..."
- 2.Slave To Love
- 3.Don't Stop The Dance
- 4.Waste Land
- 6.The Chosen One
- 8.Stone Woman
- 9.Boys And Girls
All tracks have been digitally remastered using HDCD technology.
Personnel: Bryan Ferry (vocals, harmonica, piano); Bryan Ferry; Alfa Anderson Barfield (vocals); Alan Spenner, Mark Knopfler, Neil Hubbard (guitar); Omar Hakim (drums); Chester Kamen, Anne Stephenson, David Gilmore, David Sanborn, Ednah Holt, Fonzi Thornton, Guy Fletcher , Yanick Etienne, Jon Carin, Alfa Anderson, Marcus Miller, Martin McCarrick, Neil Jason, Nile Rodgers , Andy Newmark, Ruby Turner, Tony Levin , Keith Scott, Jimmy Maelen, Michelle Cobbs, Colleen Fitz-Charles, Virginia Hewes.
Audio Mixer: Bob Clearmountain.
Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
Recording information: AIR Studios; Compass Point; Effanel; RPM; Sarm west; The White House.
Photographer: Antony Price.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Lisa Fitz-Charles; Simone Fitz-Charles.
Ferry's first solo effort since the second breakup of Roxy Music is arguably his best, in part because it continues in the direction the band had been going. It's like AVALON, only more so.
Here, Ferry's lounge lizard affectations are writ large; the lyrical pose is all bruised romantic fatalism (say hello, "Slave to Love"), and the music fits it like a glove. The album's soundscapes are lush and echo-laden, and nearly every track has a discreet disco pulse; "Valentine," the one exception, is mid-tempo reggae. Overlaid with skittish percussion and guitars, BOYS AND GIRLS is the aural equivalent of a white dinner jacket and a half-empty bottle of champagne.
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