Bryan Ferry’s first six solo albums, ‘These Foolish Things’ (1973), ‘Another Time, Another Place’ (1974), ‘Let’s Stick Together’ (1976), ‘In Your Mind’ (1977), ‘The Bride Stripped Bare’ (1978) and ‘Boys and Girls’ (1985) have been remastered from original tapes at Abbey Road Studios and cut by Frank Arkwright. All six releases will feature enhanced versions of the original artwork overseen by Bryan Ferry.
All records will be released on 30 July 2021, and are available to pre-order now from the Official Bryan Ferry Store – with a special discount if you pre-order all together!
These Foolish Things
Released in 1973 as Roxy Music’s career was entering the stratosphere, Bryan Ferry’s first solo outing was an eclectic selection of cover versions of many of his personal favourites, from artists and songwriters as diverse as Bob Dylan (‘A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall’), Lesley Gore (‘It’s My Party’) and Smokey Robinson and The Miracles (‘The Tracks of My Tears’).
Another Time, Another Place
Bryan Ferry revisited the success of his debut by delivering an album of fresh interpretations of classic songs in his own inimitable style. Highlights include an electrifying rendering of Dobie Gray’s ‘The ‘In’ Crowd’ and a smokily seductive version of the jazz standard, ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’ as well as the album’s title track, BF’s first-ever self-written solo recording.
Let’s Stick Together
Released as an album in 1976 in the period following Roxy Music’s split, ‘Let’s Stick Together’ comprised material previously released as singles, B-sides and LP tracks comprising a mix of cover versions and Ferry compositions first recorded by Roxy Music. Hit singles from the album came in the form of the title track and a barnstorming cover of The Everly Brothers’ ‘The Price Of Love’, while the new interpretations of the Roxy Music material included ‘Casanova’, ‘2HB’ and ‘Chance Meeting’.
In Your Mind
His fourth solo outing diverted from the cover versions of his earlier album releases and delivered a straight set of all-new self-penned compositions for the first time. Throughout, the band, comprising members of Roxy Music and legendary session musicians such as Ray Cooper, Chris Spedding and John Porter, are suitably on fire on standouts such as ‘Tokyo Joe’, ‘This Is Tomorrow’ and the title track ‘In Your Mind’.
The Bride Stripped Bare
Released in 1978 shortly before Roxy Music reconvened following a three-year hiatus, BF’s fifth solo album was made up from a batch of masterful self-penned songs such as ‘Sign of the Times’ and the centrepiece seven-minute ‘When She Walks in the Room’ and cover versions of classics from the likes of Sam & Dave (‘Hold On, I’m Coming’), Lou Reed (‘What Goes On’) and Al Green (‘Take Me To The River’).
Boys and Girls
Rightly revered as one of the defining albums of the 1980s, the UK number one ‘Boys and Girls’ brought together an exquisitely crafted set of new compositions featuring a dazzling array of accomplished guitar work from the likes of Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Nile Rogers, Keith Scott and Neil Hubbard. ‘Slave to Love’, ‘Don’t Stop The Dance’ and ‘Windswept’ were all selected as singles taken from the album with ‘Slave To Love’ being described by one critic as “one of his greatest love songs ever”.