BRYAN FERRY - Avonmore

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Bmg Rights | Autor: UR

Bryan Ferry had recorded his previous album with a jazz band and once again proved a knack for good style. The former Roxy-Music-head has not lost this one on the successor either. Album No. 14 features eight new songs as well as two covers: Besides the musical classic "Send In The Clowns", Ferrys version of the Robert Palmer wave hit "Johnny and Mary" is especially inspired. The pop dandy turns the couple's drama into a slow-motion nightpiece with ghostly pulsating synth sounds and echo effects. The original compositions drop a bit in comparison, but only because they lack the element of surprise. Songs like the single "Loop De Li" stick close to Ferrys classic leisurely bedroom sound. This is luxurious and finely chiselled and comes from many noble guests like The Smiths Johnny Marr, Chics Nile Rodgers or even Flea from the Chili Peppers. The anyway never very full sand paper voice of the ripened crooner has meanwhile lost volume again. The other musicians treat her with corresponding sensitivity.

Top track: Johnny and Mary

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