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 Post subject: The Prague gig.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:51 pm 
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Bryan Ferry does not belong in old iron, he reminded Roxy Music in Forum Karlin
Forum Karlín in Prague is gaining the reputation of an acoustically well-designed hall, whose capacity and sound fit the ancient, sometimes forgotten, but still active stars.

Although they are out of the youngest generation's viewfinder, they are still doing a great job at concerts where the electric guitar sounds real, the saxophone has not yet replaced the synthesizer and the drums are not running from the computer
Bryan Ferry, 73-year-old Englishman, and Roxy Music, a star of glamorous experimental group, and later the author of diverse solo albums in the 1970s, followed by Bonnie Tyler and Shakin 'Stevens singers in Karlín.

The beginning of his concert was unusual. Hardly any artist will start a ninety-minute set with a slow track, but In Every Dream House Is and Heartache are so iconic of the worshipers of Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry that they have prompted enthusiasm. And since the second and third items came from the repertoire of the famous band, it was clear that this time it would be mainly a reminder of Roxy Music, who in the mid-1970s with the stylishly close David Bowie transformed the British music scene.
Roxy Music has finally made up half of Ferry's program. The singer of this year's world tour is officially labeled as a reminder of Roxy Music's latest album Avalon. Though it was not until 1982 that it would still be in its 40th anniversary, today it is almost seventy-four, but at the age of fifty-year-old Bryan Ferry, he could be in a musical retirement.
Avalon was one of the best British albums of the 1980s. He has artfully combined experimental, unusual rock with a fashionable disco trend. For Roxy Music, it meant a spectacular, swinging, sexy pacing rhythm, and Ferry sang a slightly bar, nasal voice somewhere between Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, but also with a hint of sleek soul.

Although he had mainly announced songs from Avalon for yesterday, Ferry did not exaggerate with them. Of the ten compositions of a memorable recording in Prague, he said four - even so, that the biggest hit of that time, More Than This, included in a shortened form just as the conclusion of another famous composition, Love Is and Drug, of course also by Roxy Music.
Bryan Ferry has recorded 16 solo albums, but has not focused on any one yesterday. For example, from the 12-year-old Dylanesque, where he interpreted Bob Dylan's songs with a luxury variety vocalist, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, which went down a bit.

The songs from the latest albums were completely missing, in which Ferry was trying to implement the fun of the 1920s in contemporary pop. But their unusualness would probably not fit into the atmosphere of the show yesterday.
In Prague, Ferry relied on an excellent eight-member band with a two-member choir, which seemed to have just escaped a performance at a Memphis soul club.

He only used the keys in his arrangement - either he played on them himself or someone from the band jumped on them. She preferred to replace the synthetic strings with the sound of a violin, which she played inconspicuous, but Marina Moore was important for the overall sound.

The ensemble was decorated with guitarist Chris Spedding, Ferry's generation-based companion, perhaps the most respected British studio guitarist of the 1970s. Who else would also dare to play the refined guitar parts that Roxy Music invented by their original guitarist Phil Manzanera?

Spedding did not push to the forefront in Forum Karlín, but when he got the space, he used it with pleasure. On his beautiful solo in the rock'n'roll addition Let's Stick Together, viewers will definitely remember.
The saxophonist Jorja Chalmers aroused even more applause, and her solos in If There Is Something and Dance Away glowed out. Especially in the second half of the program, when it came to the fore, the saxophonist brought the audience to the boil.

The concert began with a slow song - and it also culminated in a slow song. After all, everyone was waiting for her. Lennon's song Jealous Guy is Ferry's great number, and he also gave it in Prague with the elegance and experience that such an apology deserves to be his beloved partner.
Bryan Ferry, descended from poor circumstances in the County of Durham, England, has always stylized himself into the role of a sophisticated sexy man from higher social circles.

Surprisingly, he managed to keep his image even after his seventies. His Prague concert proved that a good and talented artist of his age still does not belong to old iron.


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