Lyrics : the definitive collection of the Roxy Music frontman's iconic lyrics / Bryan Ferry

Author
Ferry, Bryan [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • London : Chatto and Windus, 2022.
  • ©2022
Description
xxvii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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"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.
Contents
  • Lyrics
  • Virginia Plain
  • Pyjamarama
  • Roxy Music
  • For your pleasure
  • Stranded
  • Another time, another place
  • Country life
  • Siren
  • In your mind
  • The bride stripped bare
  • Manifesto
  • Flesh & blood
  • Avalon
  • Boys and girls
  • B̊te noir
  • Mamouna
  • Frantic
  • Olympia
  • Avonmore.
ISBN
  • 1784744832 ((hardcover))
  • 9781784744830 ((hardcover))
OCLC
1273669955
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