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By the mid-'80s, the pop music world had caught up to Bryan Ferry’s '70s innovations. But while new wave attempted to accomplish what Ferry had already perfected, the man himself swooped in to give the youngsters a lesson in class and decorum. Boys and Girls blends several of the era’s most popular genres: adult contemporary, light R&B, and synth-pop. But instead of sounding crass and commercialized, songs like “Sensation,” “Don’t Stop the Dance," and “Windswept” are graceful and moody. The album’s depth comes in part from its skilled band; Ferry was backed by Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour and the rhythm section from Dire Straits (Guy Fletcher, Omar Hakim). There are echoes of Chic’s refined disco and the post-fusion jazz of Weather Report, but the album's soul comes from Ferry himself. Melancholy pervades the songs like a deep mist, as Ferry’s wobbly croon ties the melodies together like a voice in the night. “Slave to Love” became one of his biggest hits, and with good reason. Its blend of the ethereal and the licentious exemplifies Ferry's aesthetic philosophy.

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Classic Album

This album is a classic from the 80s, along with Roxy Music’s “Avalon”. Several of the songs from this album were staples on MTV. If you were going to NYC in the 80s this was the album you imagined would be playing when you crossed the city and heady to a cool bar in Manhattan.

Wow

Awesome album! Love it!!!

LOVE this album, but

it BADLY needs a remastering, along with the rest of the BF and Roxy catalog.

Biography

Born: September 26, 1945 in Washington, Tyne and Wear, Englan

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

While his tenure as the frontman for the legendary Roxy Music remained his towering achievement, singer Bryan Ferry also carved out a successful solo career that continued in the lush, sophisticated manner perfected on the group's final records. Born September 26, 1945, in Washington, England, Ferry, the son of a coal miner, began his musical career as a singer with the rock outfit the Banshees while studying art at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne under pop conceptualist Richard Hamilton. He...
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Boys and Girls, Bryan Ferry
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  • $5.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Pop, Pop/Rock, Arena Rock
  • Released: May 1985

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