'Jam' Music - Tue 19th Feb

'Jam' Music
19 February 2002

Eno, Roxy drummer play on Ferry solo album

By JAM! Music

Bryan Ferry follows up his recent Roxy Music reunion tour with a new solo album due out in April.

"Frantic," which is helmed by "Avalon" producer Rhett Davies, also marks the first studio collaboration between Ferry and Roxy drummer Paul Thompson in 20 years. Ex-Roxy member Brian Eno contributes vocals and keyboards to the track "I Thought," Virgin Records said in a press release.

The set includes Ferry originals such as "Nobody Loves Me," "Cruel" and the Marilyn Monroe-inspired "Goddess Of Love". The latter two tracks were ,co-written with Eurythmics' Dave Stewart.

Other titles include "San Simeon" (the name of industrialist Randolph Hearst's palatial home) and "Hiroshima," inspired by the French film classic "Hiroshima, Mon Amour."

Two Bob Dylan covers -- "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" -- are included, and showcase Ferry's harmonica playing. Don Nix's "Goin' Down" and Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene" are also covered.

The unlikeliest cover is "Ja Hun Hons Pris," an ancient song credited to Richard The Lionheart.

Guitarist Chris Spedding, who played with Ferry in the '70s, also plays on "Frantic."

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