Another Time, Another Place

Another Time, Another Place

by Bryan FerryBryan Ferry

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Overview

Another Time, Another Place isn't as immediately thrilling as Ferry's solo debut, but still is a great listen. The same core band that backed Ferry up on the earlier record stays more or less in place here. If, like Roxy over the years, this collection is a touch less frenetic at points in comparison to Ferry's earlier solo stab, the opening blast through "The 'In' Crowd" doesn't show it. Porter's guitar rips along as intensely as Phil Manzanera's can, and the whole thing makes Dobie Gray's original take seem pretty tame. Beyond that, things will be familiar to anyone who's heard These Foolish Things -- same general atmosphere, same overall approach of Ferry taking classic originals and putting his own proto-lounge-lizard stamp on them, mixing energetic versions with far calmer ones. A very intriguing development is his inclusion of efforts from up-and-coming country writers and singers -- thus, a loud and groovy cover of "Funny How Time Slips Away" by Willie Nelson and another of Kris Kristofferson's "Help Me Make It Through the Night." Other country atmospheres slip in here and there via another nod to Elvis ("Walk a Mile in My Shoes," originally by Joe South), while other classics get tapped with versions of "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and Sam Cooke's "(What A) Wonderful World." The album as a whole feels a touch more formal than its predecessor, but Ferry and company, plus various brass and string sections, turn on the showiness enough to make it all fun. A harbringer of solo albums to come appears at end -- the title track, a Ferry original.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2008
Label: Virgin Japan
UPC: 4988006857315
catalogNumber: 68813

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bryan Ferry   Primary Artist,Organ,Harmonica,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
John Wetton   Bass,Fiddle,Violin
Henry Lowther   Trumpet,Horn
Vicki Brown   Vocals
Tony Carr   Percussion
Helen Chappelle   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Don Cirilo   Vocals
Martin Drover   Horn
Jimmy Hastings   Wind
Chris Mercer   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Davy O'List   Guitar
Ruan O'Lochlainn   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Morris Pert   Percussion
John Porter   Bass,Guitar
John Punter   Drums
Chris Pyne   Trombone
Peter Robinson   Keyboards
Bruce Rowland   Drums
Barry St. John   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Liza Strike   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Paul Thompson   Drums
Mark Warner   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bryan Ferry   Producer,Art Direction
Ronnie Ross   Contributor
Alan Skidmore   Contributor
Ann Odell   String Arrangements
Tony Charles   Contributor
Paul Cosh   Contributor
Geoff Daley   Contributor
Bob Efford   Contributor
Martyn Ford   Brass Arrangment
Fred Foster   Composer
Malcolm Griffiths   Contributor
Sean Milligan   Engineer
John Punter   Producer,Engineer
Alf Reece   Contributor
Steve Saunders   Contributor
Winstone Stone   Contributor
Simon Puxley   Media Consultant
Bob Bowkett   Art Direction

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