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Lyrics : the definitive collection of the Roxy Music frontman's iconic lyrics / Bryan Ferry
London : Chatto and Windus, 2022.
xxvii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Roxy Music (Musical group)
"Bryan Ferry's work as a singer and songwriter, both as a solo artist and with Roxy Music, is legendary. Lyrics collects the words written for music across seventeen albums, from the first iconic Roxy album of 1972 via the masterpiece of Avalon to 2014's reflective Avonmore, introduced by the author, and with an insightful essay by James Truman. All the classic Roxy anthems are here - 'Virginia Plain', 'Do the Strand', 'Love is the Drug' - songs in which the real and the make-believe blend in a kaleidoscopic mix, shot through with cinematic allure. Also included are the evocative lyrics of romantic longing and lost illusions for which Ferry is rightly revered: 'Slave to Love', 'Mother of Pearl', 'More Than This'. As he writes in his preface, 'The low points in life so often produce the most keenly felt and best-loved songs.' And, it might be added, some of the best poetry. Discover this unforgettable collection of Bryan Ferry's work today"--Publisher's description.
For your pleasure
Another time, another place
In your mind
The bride stripped bare
Flesh & blood
Boys and girls
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