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.
Personnel: Bryan Ferry (vocals, harmonica, piano, keyboards); Doreen Chanter, Jacquie Sullivan, Martha Walker, Paddy McHugh (vocals, background vocals); Vicki Brown, Helen Chappelle (vocals); Chris Spedding, John Porter, Neil Hubbard, Phil Manzanera, Davy O'List (guitar); Eddie Jobson (violin, keyboards, synthesizer); John Wetton (violin); Chris Mercer (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Mel Collins (soprano saxophone); Martin Drover (trumpet, horns); Paul Thompson (drums); Morris Pert (percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
Recording information: Air & Island Studios, London, England (1973-1976); Air and Island Studios, London, England (1973-1976).
Photographer: Dick Wallis.
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."
I really bought this CD to hear again what was the B side of the original single of Let's Stick Together - the beautiful Sea Breezes. It's as good as I remembered it to be and there are some fun tracks on this album, including Let's Stick Together, The Price of Love and You Go to My Head. Vintage Ferry.
This has got to be for me my favourite Bryan Ferry album its got so many tracks we used to party to in my younger days and I find still really great to listen to it grabs me and just love it. I love the way he plays with his voice and matures through the years and he has really come into his own I feel bby this album. Hope you injoy it as much as I do.