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June 12, 2017

Bryan Ferry – Boys And Girls (1985) – Lp

by Record Facts

Bryan Ferry CBE (born 26 September 1945) is an English singer and songwriter. His voice has been described as an “elegant, seductive croon“. Ferry came to prominence as the lead vocalist and principal songwriter with the glam art rock band Roxy Music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist:   Bryan Ferry
Title:   Boys And Girls
Year:   1985
Format:   LP
Label:   E.G. Records
Catalog#   825659-4

Boys and Girls is the sixth solo studio album by the English singer and songwriter Bryan Ferry, released in June 1985 by E.G. Records. The album was Ferry’s first solo album in seven years and the first since he had disbanded his group Roxy Music in 1983. The album was Ferry’s first and only number one solo album in the UK. It was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry and contains two UK top 40 hit singles. It is also Ferry’s most successful solo album in the US, having been certified Gold for sales in excess of half a million copies there.

The album contained the track “Slave to Love,” which became one of Ferry’s most popular solo hits. The single was released on 29 April 1985 and spent nine weeks in the UK charts in 1985, peaking at number 10, along with the other (modestly successful) singles “Don’t Stop the Dance” and “Windswept“.

The guitar solo at the end of “Slave to Love” featured Neil Hubbard and the album featured other famous guitarists such as the Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler, Pink Floyd‘s guitarist David Gilmour, Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers and Bryan Adams‘ guitarist Keith Scott.

 

Side one
1.  Sensation   (5:07)
2.  Slave to Love   (4:26)
3.  Don’t Stop the Dance   (4:19)
4.  A Waste Land   (1:02)
5.  Windswept  (4:31)

Side two
1.  The Chosen One   (4:51)
2.  Valentine   (3:47)
3.  Stone Woman   (4:56)
4.  Boys and Girls   (5:25)

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