Bryan Ferry’s ‘Boys and Girls’ feat. ‘Slave To Love’

Bryan Ferry’s ‘Boys and Girls’ feat. ‘Slave To Love’ is his sixth (and most successful) solo album released on June 3, 1985 by Eg Records.

Track Listing : 1.Sensation (Bryan Ferry) – 05:07 . 2.Slave To Love (Bryan Ferry) – 04:26 . 3.Don’T Stop The Dance (Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies) – 04:19 . 4.A Waste Land (Bryan Ferry) – 01:02 . 5.Windswept (Bryan Ferry) – 04:31 . 6.The Chosen One (Bryan Ferry) – 04:51 . 7.Valentine (Bryan Ferry) – 03:47 . 8.Stone Woman (Bryan Ferry) – 04:56 . 9.Boys And Girls (Bryan Ferry) – 05:25

Musicians : Bryan Ferry – Vocals . Guy Fletcher – Keyboards . David Gilmour – Guitar . Omar Hakim – Drums . Neil Hubbard – Guitar . Neil Jason – Bass . Chester Kamen – Guitar . Mark Knopfler – Guitar . Tony Levin – Bass . Jimmy Maelen – Percussion . Martin Mccarrick – Cello . Marcus Miller – Bass . Andy Newmark – Drums . Nile Rodgers – Guitar . David Sanborn – Saxophone . Keith Scott – Guitar . Alan Spenner – Bass . Anne Stephenson – Strings . Jon Carin – Keyboards . Virginia Hewes – Backing Vocals . Ednah Holt – Backing Vocals . Fonzi Thornton – Backing Vocals . Ruby Turner – Backing Vocals . Alfa Anderson – Backing Vocals . Michelle Cobbs – Backing Vocals . Yanick Etienne – Backing Vocals . Colleen Fitz-Charles – Backing Vocals . Lisa Fitz-Charles – Backing Vocals . Simone Fitz-Charles – Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Bryan Ferry, Rhett Daviesser . Rhett Davies – Engineer . Bob Clearmountain – Engineer, Mixing . Neil Dorfsman – Engineer . Femi Jiya – Engineer . Dominick Maita – Engineer . Brian Mcgee – Engineer . Andy Lydon – Engineer . Benjamin Armbrister – Assistant Engineer . Carb – Assistant Engineer . Steve Churchyard – Assistant Engineer . Randy Ezratty – Assistant Engineer . Dave Greenberg – Assistant Engineer . Kevin Killen – Assistant Engineer . Heff Moraes – Assistant Engineer . Peter Revill – Assistant Engineer . Kendal Stubbs – Assistant Engineer . Robert Ludwig – Mastering

Package : Cream – Artwork . Antony Price – Photography . Simon Puxley – Art Direction

Recorded During 1985 At Air Studios, Hampstead, London; Compass Point Studios, New Providence, The Bahamas; Effanel Mobile; Rpm Studios, New York; Sarm West Studios, London; The White House, New South Wales, Australia And The Power Station, New York .

Released On June 3, 1985 By Eg Records.

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Audiogon
It’s hard to do a review of Boys and Girls without referring back to Roxy Music’s Avalon. It’s also fair to do, considering that Boys and Girls is very much the spiritual successor of Avalon. […]

RateYourMusic
Despite being his sixth solo album, this really feels like a stunning debut recording. The sleek Avalon-style production is perhaps the only link back to Roxy Music, as Ferry takes advantage of a whole host of superb guest talents throughout the album. […]

Trouser Press
Boys and Girls (dedicated to Ferry’s late father) doesn’t sound that different from Roxy Music’s 1982 swan song, Avalon, but it’s so short on material that several of the numbers rely on fatiguing one-note vamps to carry them along. “Slave to Love” and “Don’t Stop the Dance” have proven to be enduring hallmarks of Ferry’s post-Roxy existence, but they don’t make the album soar. […]

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Bryan Ferry’s ‘Boys and Girls’ feat. ‘Slave To Love’

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