Good Bryan Ferry solo compilation?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by C6H12O6, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. C6H12O6

    C6H12O6 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    My lab
    I've been a long time Roxy Music fan, and I have These Foolish Things but after seeing his show (and really enjoying his performance of "Let's Stick Together") I want to explore Ferry's solo career more.

    Is there an ideal compilation out there? I looked at a few and a lot of them mix his solo hits in with Roxy Music.

    In the meantime, I tried putting together a playlist - it just covers his second through sixth albums for now, but these seem to be the highlights unless I'm missing something:

    1 The 'In' Crowd 04:36
    2 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 02:54
    3 (What A) Wonderful World 02:56
    4 Let's Stick Together 02:59
    5 Casanova 02:46
    6 Shame, Shame, Shame 03:15
    7 The Price Of Love 03:28
    8 You Go To My Head 02:43
    9 This Is Tomorrow 03:41
    10 Tokyo Joe 03:55
    11 Sign Of The Times 02:28
    12 When She Walks In The Room 06:24
    13 What Goes On 04:11
    14 Carrickfergus 03:47
    15 That's How Strong My Love Is 03:17
    16 Slave To Love 04:26
    17 Don't Stop The Dance 04:19
    18 Windswept 04:33
  2. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    There was one with a white cover in the 80's (I think) that was Roxy/solo stuff but it was the only place you could get the cover of He'll Have To Go (Bride Stripped Bare outtake). I think it also had Help me (from the movie Fly).
    Don't know if those songs are now found elsewhere now. I eventually sold the collection, the songs it picked weren't my cup of tea.
  3. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

    Fonthill, Ontario
    Just buy all of them and make your own:cheers:
  4. majorlance

    majorlance Peter Stone Brown 1951-2019

    Collingswood, NJ
    Sounds like this one:
    Bryan Ferry With Roxy Music - The Ultimate Collection

    Appears to be a cheap & available import (no US release).
  5. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
  6. Son of Ziggy

    Son of Ziggy Forum Resident

    Although not a compilation, I strongly recommend getting Avonmore, his last album, definitely one of his best works.
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  7. Dbstay

    Dbstay Senior Member

    I would definitively include something from Bete Noire and Frantic in your list.
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  8. blaken123

    blaken123 Your Greater Tri-County CD Superstore

    United States
    Yes, his albums are really good. I had this idea that they'd be mostly filler, but that's not the case. In Your Mind is as good as any Roxy Music album from that era.
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  9. lou

    lou Forum Resident

    You need These foolish Things and A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall from the first album!!
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  10. johnny q

    johnny q Forum Resident

    Bergen County, NJ
    I personally would throw "Don't Want To Know" from Mamouna on that playlist. A bit of a deep cut, but a great song.
  11. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    Bryan Ferry - The Greatest
    This one comes pretty close.
    Bryan Ferry - The Best Of Bryan Ferry
    as does this
    Strangely whenever they put together a Ferry best of, they seem to almost always include Roxy tracks, which is a little bit of a put down to both, in my eyes.
    Roxy can certainly have a great best of comp. As too can Ferry.
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  12. pscreed

    pscreed Upstanding Member

    I don’t have a specific suggestion other than to echo a previous poster... get everything. The man is completely brilliant.
  13. Saintbert

    Saintbert Forum Resident

    Another one mixing a few (late era) Roxy Music tracks in with solo material, I enjoy Slave to Love - The Best of the Ballads (2000) nevertheless. I believe it has two songs, "Crazy Love" and "Sonnet 18", which hadn't been on his albums previously. It just flows together very well.

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