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 Post subject: Best Vocal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:35 pm 
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As we are on our favourite RM & BF songs from each album, I thought of another pole regarding what songs best exemplify Bryan's voice.

If we had to decide on 3 vocal performances from each era and from both the solo & Roxy recordings he has released what would you say are Bryan's best in terms of his delivery/stylisation/performance?

It doesn't necessary to be a favourite song, or even a good one, just one that demonstrates the quintessential Bryan Ferry vocal performance & delivery

1972-1975
Virginia Plain
Beauty Queen
A Really Good Time

1976-1982
Crazy Love
Still Falls the Rain
Same Old Scene

1983- 1988
Don't Stop the Dance
Zamba
In Every Dream Home (Live on the 1988 Tour/New Town Video)

1989 - 1996

Taxi
Chain Reaction
Dance With Life

1997- 2006
Shakespeare's Sonnet 18
As Time Goes By
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

2007- 2018
Make You Feel My Love
Tender Is The Night
Lost.

Absolute top 3 Vocals performance/delivery:
Beauty Queen
Sonnet 18
Crazy Love

J.O'B.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Vocal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:26 pm 
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Few!
This could take a while.
:lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Best Vocal
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:43 pm 
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1972-1975
2HB
Street Life
Casanova

But you could argue Viva! captures Bryan's vocals perfectly.

1976-1982
When She Walks in the Room
Dance Away
Oh Yeah!

1983- 1988
Sensation
Slave to Love
Limbo

1989 - 1996
Mamouna
Taxi
Chain Reaction

1997- 2006
Miss Otis Regrets
Where or When
Cruel

2007- 2018
Make You Feel My Love
Tender Is The Night
In Every Dream Home a Heartache (duet with Jane Birkin on her Rendez-vous album).

Absolute top 3 Vocals performance/delivery:
Casanova
Street Life
Where or When

Now, I'm going to rest, my brain hurts!


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 Post subject: Re: Best Vocal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:08 am 
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Hipsters,
J’OB & Rendezvous have made brilliant submissions.
Windswept is still thinking (and listening).
This is the most challenging listomania of all.
It’s good that W2 is locked up.
Were he a free man, he’d never find time to answer this one !
Salutations,
Windswept.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Vocal
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:04 pm 
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Furloughed Ferryistas & Shielding Sirens,

Here we go :

1972 to 1975
Virginia Plain
2HB
These Foolish Things

1976 to 1982
Jealous Guy
When She Walks In The Room
Carrickfergus

1983 to 1988
Sensation
Windswept
In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Newtown Version )

1989 to 1996
Taxi
Chain Reaction
The Way You Look Tonight (The Grand Rex Version )


1997 to 2006
The Only Face (Jools Holland Version )
Sonnet 18
As Time Goes By

2007 to 2018
Tender Is The Night
Boys & Girls (Bitter Sweet Version)
Gates Of Eden

Best Ever ( For Different Reasons )
These Foolish Things
Sonnet 18
The Only Face (Jools Holland Version )

Allor mes amis - this is a real test. On you go.

Salutations,

W2


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 Post subject: Re: Best Vocal
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:01 pm 
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All F is good F.....great choices W2, we forget the classics like Jea!ous Guy became that for a reason.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Vocal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:37 am 
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rendezvous wrote:
All F is good F.....great choices W2, we forget the classics like Jea!ous Guy became that for a reason.


Cher Rendezvous,
J. O’B has issued the most interesting of challenges and you responded magnificently.
It has been difficult to choose.
Happily his career has been long and his voice has changed but at the same time remained uniquely Ferry.
J. O’B split his career into 7 periods which helped focus the mind because there are great vocal performances from each era and many from live performances (Jools Holland etc) or side projects (Sonett 18, Birkin duet etc..)
In fact one of the greatest vocal Ferry performances that W2 has witnessed was his ‘Frantic’ performance at NYC’s Beacon Theatre in 2002.
The acoustics in that place are pretty good. The band (lead by Colin Good) were note perfect and our hero delivered a phenomenal vocal performance that included ‘Falling In Love Again’, ‘Carrickfurgus’, ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow ‘.
W2 has never heard him sound better and had it been recorded would have just chosen that entire show !
We are truly spoilt for choice.
Salutations,
Windswept


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 Post subject: Re: Best Vocal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:34 pm 
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Bonsoir!
Voilà les resultats de Gréce.

1972 -1974
These Foolish Things

1976-1982
Spin Me Round
Oh Yeah!
Jealous Guy

1983-1988
Don´t Stop the Dance
Limbo
Bête Noir

1989-1996
I Put a Spell on You
Taxi
Chain Reaction

1997-2006
As Time Goes By
A Fool for Love
I Thought

2007-2018
Simple Twist of Fate
Tender is the Night
Johnny&Mary

Top 3
To Make You Feel My Love
Reason or Rhyme
The Only Face (With Enrico Tomasso).

Bonne soirée à tous!


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 Post subject: Re: Best Vocal
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:10 pm 
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1972 - 1975

Virginia Plain
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Funny How Time Slips Away
Psalm (Musikladen live version - his vocal peak !!)

1976 - 1982

All Night Operator
Take Me To The River
Oh Yeah (the crooner and his perfect schmaltz song)

1983 - 1988

Limbo
Kiss + Tell
New Town

1989 - 1996

Mamouna (not my period, sorry)

1997 - 2006

September Song
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
San Simeon

2007 - 2018

Simple Twist Of Fate
Song To The Siren
No Face, No Name, No Number
Send In The Clowns

I left out two songs in the 90s and instead added one from 1974 and one from 2010 - Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Best Vocal
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:52 am 
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Oberon wrote:
Bonsoir!
Voilà les resultats de Gréce.

1972 -1974
These Foolish Things

1976-1982
Spin Me Round
Oh Yeah!
Jealous Guy

1983-1988
Don´t Stop the Dance
Limbo
Bête Noir

1989-1996
I Put a Spell on You
Taxi
Chain Reaction

1997-2006
As Time Goes By
A Fool for Love
I Thought

2007-2018
Simple Twist of Fate
Tender is the Night
Johnny&Mary

Top 3
To Make You Feel My Love
Reason or Rhyme
The Only Face (With Enrico Tomasso).

Bonne soirée à tous!


Cher Oberon,
Apart from an under analysis of the inaugural years, W2 finds much to admire on your list.
Your choice of ‘The Only Face’ with Enrico Tomasso versus Windswept’s selection with Jools Holland poses a real dilemma.
Isn’t it poignant that our hero has given two of his best performances to one of his most beautiful songs ?
It makes it hard for the aficionado to decide.
Windswept adores Tomasso’s trumpet and it sounds sublime on this song but the emotional wail of Ferry’s harmonica proves too much to ignore.
Given that we are supposed to be judging the vocal, isn’t the truth that both should feature ?
Trop difficile a decider !
Salutations,
Windswept.


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