Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry (Sept. 26, 1945) is an English vocalist and songwriter from Washington, Tyne & Wear, who rose to fame as the self-styled frontman of Roxy Music, which he steered through two periods of activity between 1972 and 1983.

During the Roxy’s initial run, he released two solo albums of mostly covers on Island Records in 1973/74. A mid-decade pause in band activity yielded three further solo albums: the 1976 covers/reworks-heavy Let’s Stick Together and the 1977/78 Polydor releases In Your Mind and The Bride Stripped Bare. After Roxy wrapped its second run, Ferry resumed his solo career with the 1985 E’G release Boys and Girls, followed by the popular 1987 Virgin disc Bête Noire.


These Foolish Things

Bryan Ferry released his debut solo album, These Foolish Things, on October 5, 1973, on Island (UK) and Atlantic (US).

14 Sep 1973
A: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
B: 2.H.B.

Oct 1973 Promo Only 7″
A1: Sympathy For The Devil
B1: Baby I Don’t Care
B2: Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever


Another Time, Another Place

Bryan Ferry released his second solo album, Another Time, Another Place, on July 5, 1974, on Island and Atlantic.

17 May 1974
A: The ‘In’ Crowd
B: Chance Meeting

23 Aug 1974
A: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
B: Another Time, Another Place

27 Jun 1975
A: You Go To My Head
B: Re-Make / Re-Model


Let’s Stick Together

Bryan Ferry released his third solo album, Let’s Stick Together, on September 10, 1976, on Island and Atlantic.

28 May 1976
A: Let’s Stick Together (Let’s Work Together)
B: Sea Breezes

Jul 1976
A1: The Price of Love
A2: Shame, Shame, Shame
B1: Heart on My Sleeve
B2: It’s Only Love


In Your Mind

Bryan Ferry released his fourth solo album, In Your Mind, in February 1977 on Polydor and Atlantic. This is his first of two albums during Roxy Music’s hiatus and the first comprised of all-original material.

1. “This Is Tomorrow” (3:40)
2. “All Night Operator” (3:08)
3. “One Kiss” (3:35)
4. “Love Me Madly Again” (7:26)
5. “Tokyo Joe” (3:55)
6. “Party Doll” (4:32)
7. “Rock of Ages” (4:31) Ferry, Chris Thomas
8. “In Your Mind” (5:18)

28 Jan 1977
A: This Is Tomorrow
B: As The World Turns

29 Apr 1977
A: Tokyo Joe
B: She’s Leaving Home


The Bride Stripped Bare

Bryan Ferry released his fifth solo album, The Bride Stripped Bare, in September 1978 on Polydor–E’G and Atlantic.

21 Apr 1978
A: What Goes On
B: Casanova

21 Jul 1978
A: Sign of the Times
B: Four Letter Love

3 Nov 1978
A: Carrickfergus
B: When She Walks In the Room


Boys and Girls

Bryan Ferry released his sixth solo album, Boys and Girls, on June 3, 1985, on E’G (UK) and Warner Bros. (US).

28 Apr 1985
A: Slave To Love
B: Valentine (Instrumental)

Aug 1985
A: Don’t Stop The Dance
B: Nocturne

Nov 1985
A1: Windswept
A2: Crazy Love
B1: Feel The Need
B2: Broken Wings

Mar 1986
A: Is Your Love Strong Enough?
B: Windswept (Instrumental)


Bête Noire

Bryan Ferry released his seventh solo album, Bête Noire, on November 2, 1987, on Virgin (UK) and Reprise (US).

Oct 1987
A: The Right Stuff
B: The Right Stuff (Brooklyn Mix)

Feb 1988
A: Kiss and Tell
B: Zamba

Jun 1988
A: Limbo (Latin Mix)
B: Limbo (Brooklyn Mix)


Discography:

  • These Foolish Things (1973)
  • Another Time, Another Place (1974)
  • Let’s Stick Together (1976)
  • In Your Mind (1977)
  • The Bride Stripped Bare (1978)
  • Boys and Girls (1985)
  • Bête Noire (1987)

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