Showing posts with label Bryan Ferry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bryan Ferry. Show all posts

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Slave to love - Bryan Ferry

'Slave to love' was the first single taken from Bryan Ferry's 1985 album 'Boys and girls'. Released in April 1985, the single reached number 9 in the UK singles chart and number 36 in the Dutch Top 40. The guitar solo in the middle section features Keith Scott from Bryan Adams's band and the closing guitar solo is by Neil Hubbard.

The song was featured prominently in themovies '9½ Weeks' and 'Bitter Moon', although in the latter it is performed by Danny Wuyts.

My collection: 7" single no. 1807
Found: January 9, 1993
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Slave to love' / 'Valentine (instrumental)'

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Don't stop the dance - Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry released his sixth solo album 'Boys and girls' in 1985. The album was a big success, and to this day it's still his only number 1 album in the UK.

'Don't stop the dance' was the second single taken from the album, after the very successful 'Slave to love'. By comparison, this single did less well, but still reached number 21 in the UK singles chart and number 22 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 1769
Found: House of Rhythm, London, October 20, 1992
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Don't stop the dance' / 'Nocturne'

Monday, 6 April 2009

Kiss and tell - Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry wrote the song 'Kiss and tell' as a response to his former girlfriend Jerry Hall's autobiography, which included some less than complimentary remarks about Ferry. The track became famous not so much for itself, but for the video which included several models, including the then-controversial Mandy Smith, who was in a relationship with Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, who was 44 years older than she was.

The song ended up peaking at number 41 in the UK singles chart. This limited edition box set edition included a fold-out lyric sheet, two postcards and, of course, the single.

My collection: 7" single no. 2280
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, May 6, 1995
Cost: 5 guilders
Tracks: 'Kiss and tell' / 'Zamba'

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