Bryan Ferry Avonmore on 180g LP + Download
Bryan Ferry has taken his place as one of the most iconic and innovative singers and lyricists to emerge in popular music. In his music you hear an original vocal brilliance which merges – with effortless, breathtaking elegance – the poise of Sinatra, the charisma of Gainsbourg and the intensity of Johnnie Ray. But then there's also something extra – a quality of nuance, verve and performance which seems so ultra-modern, and so refined - that it continues to break new ground.
Following his beguiling detour into The Jazz Age and a significant contribution to Baz Luhrmann's hit film The Great Gatsby, Ferry returns to present day with Avonmore, a compelling collection of eight brand new compositions and two intriguing covers. Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers and Marcus Miller are featured throughout the album, together with a shifting cast that also includes Flea, Ronnie Spector, Mark Knopfler and Maceo Parker.
From the darkly driven title track to the contemplative "Soldier of Fortune," to the swirling groove of "One Night Stand" and the dreamlike first single "Loop De Li," Avonmore is both contemporary and classic. The two covers are unique Ferry musical interpretations - a beautiful and lush take on Sondheim's "Send in The Clowns" and Robert Palmer's "Johnny and Mary," a collaboration with the Norwegian DJ and producer Todd Terje, transformed into a melancholic hymn of love and loss.
Produced by Ferry and Rhett Davies (Genesis, Roxy Music, Brian Eno, Dire Straits) in Ferry’s London studio, Avonmore was mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire/Paolo Nutini).
Bryan Ferry Avonmore Track Listing:
1. Loop De Li
2. Midnight Train
3. Soldier of Fortune
4. Driving Me Wild
5. A Special Kind Of Guy
8. One Night Stand
9. Send In The Clowns
10. Johnny & Mary