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5.0 out of 5 stars Bryan Ferry's masterpiece?
Listening to this 25 years later it stands up well above other artists around this time.The production and sound is stunning and captures Ferry at the top of his game.
Published on 29 Aug 2010 by Big R

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2.0 out of 5 stars Bryan Ferry - Boys and Girls HDCD Remaster FERRYCD6
The trend has been, for sometime now, to compress the heck out of music, in a hunt for the maximum perceivable volume that can be delivered to a listener. This CD is no different.

There is no apparent HDCD encoding present. Windows Media Player (Miscrosoft, who now own the HDCD technology/trademark/process)and HDCD.exe cannot decode anything in the process of...
Published on 28 Sep 2010 by Mr. L.K.V.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Bryan Ferry's masterpiece?, 29 Aug 2010
This review is from: Boys And Girls (MP3 Download)
Listening to this 25 years later it stands up well above other artists around this time.The production and sound is stunning and captures Ferry at the top of his game.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sixth solo release., 24 Jan 2005
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Milt Ingarfield "milt_fm" (Arbroath, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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When Bryan Ferry's sixth studio album was released in the June of 1985 as a long-standing fan of "Bryan's" music and that of "Roxy Music", I bought it with out hearing a single track apart from the single "Slave to Love" (which was featured extensively on the soundtrack to the movie "9 weeks" and reached number 10 in the U.K. charts, the album itself gave Bryan his first solo number 1 album.
What we the listening public where treated to was basically the continuation of the ideas and themes on the last "Roxy Music" album "Avalon" which is full of soundscapes and sonic textures.

But for this version of Bryan's vision it looks like he created a wish list of musicians for the project and everyone he asked came to the party, the list reads like a who's who of the music world at that time, David Gilmour (from "Pink Floyd"), Nile Rodgers (from "Chic"), Tony Levin (from Peter Gabriel's recording sessions), Mark Knopler of "Dire Straits" fame and David Sanborn from the jazz world, to name but a few of the 30 musicians that Mr Ferry used in recording "Boys and Girls" various recording studios round the world from "Air studios" in London to "Power Station" in New York, in total there was 7 studios used.

The album as before opens with what sounds like an orchestra tuning up and then the sound of a kick drum can be heard being the track "Sensation" to life, this track has many layers of textures that can be best described as a soundscape, with David Gilmour's guitar at the forefront of the track, his distinctive playing bringing real sense of drama to the song.
The following song "Slave to Love" with the sounds of rolling thunder and hooting of an owl in the background, now have these effects panning from left to right as they did before, but now even more so, a real audio treat.

The second single from the album "Don't stop the Dance" has David Sanborn as the featured solo artist and with the higher resolution of this version you the listener are treated to clearer sounding saxaphone playing from Mr Sanborn you can now really feel what he playing now as well as hearing it. The next track "A Wasteland" is very short and feels like an introduction to the next song "Windswept".

Now with this version of the album the listener can hear the stellar cast of players and musicians that Mr Bryan Ferry has assembled with greater clarity across all 9 tracks that this album contains.

This version was re-mastered to HDCD standard in September 1999 by one of the masters of the process one Bob Ludwig of "Gateway studios", a couple of weeks earlier to this release the mini-LP version came out, which is the same sonically the only difference is the packaging re-creates the vinyl sleeve in miniature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ever had any doubt about the value of remastering?, 23 Jun 2011
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Peter S (Copenhagen, Denmark) - See all my reviews
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I had, at least to a certain extent, until I bought this remastered edition. The album itself is one of my absolute favourites, if you should in any way consider discovering Bryan Ferry this is a must. If you are a fan and want to enjoy the excessively well-produced music without the original technical limitations don't hesitate to buy it. I will probably have to exchange most of my BF and Roxy albums now, so if you are not willing to do that, then hesitate......
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Surround Quality, 31 Jan 2005
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I. R. Sharp "cornucopiabloke" (Bristol United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This fine Ferry CD is here reissued as a hybrid SACD, so it will play on all CD players. The quality is magnificent, with the 5.1/Surround mix making full yet sensitive use of the rear speakers. The overall sound quality is on a par with Roxy's Avalon SACD - yes, it's that good. Recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB ALBUM AND STUNNING SOUND!, 7 Sep 2008
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Mr. Nathan Armstrong - See all my reviews
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After the success of roxy musics "avalon" this bryan ferry solo album followed in the same laid back way...stunning enough on vinyl and cd but for the true experience of surround sound this is a must!

the two huge hits "slave to love" and don't stop the dance" are brilliant works but every track on the album is brilliant...

if you are into sacd's or a roxy music/ferry fan this is a must!!! the sound quality is superb (which cant be said for a lot of sacd releases...unfortunately)

crisp and clear...filling the room...stunning!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Huge improvement, 27 May 2008
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C. S. Grant (London & Essex) - See all my reviews
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I had the original CD and thought it was an okay album, as long as it was played loudly! This SACD version improves upon the original with an excellent separation around the speakers. If you are familiar with this album, the track "The Chosen One" is a prime example of how good this mix is. The girls voices sound almost ghostly, but quite pronounced. It is something you have to hear and you will enjoy. It's a shame that more CD's aren't given the SACD treatment, as most I've heard have been good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, 6 Sep 2013
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One of Ferry's finest efforts, completely awash in the best production techniques the analogue mid 80's could do... this must have been recorded and released minutes before everything to do with recording (and selling) music, went digital.

A great LP.

And for an LP that's nearly 30 years old... there's NOT a scratch or a nick on it... it plays perfectly.

Note to the seller.... it was and is well worth the wait.... THANKS!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bobbys brian ferry, 17 Feb 2010
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I firt bouht this album when it was originally released on vinyl,so good to hear it again
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If this isn't in your collection there's a problem, 2 July 2012
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I don't care what music you like best; If this isn't in your collection there's a problem - this is Bryan Ferry's greatest piece of work ever. My 20 year old daughter also highly rates this CD - I brought this in 1985/86 on Vinyl but now I've got the HDCD as well. Do not make the mistake of buying the lower form of MP3 you will lose out on sound quality.
concentrate on the singing last, just listen to the music, it is multi layered, each layer very distinctive and full, yet all blends together beautifully to create a great sound.
The lyrics are well written and voice sounds great. There are no sub par tracks on here. I could carry on praising this album......
My 2 favourite tracks are Sensation, Boys and Girls.
My rating - Buy this 10/10
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sophisticated & sensual: Music to Take Her to the Bedroom To, 26 Oct 2010
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The CD arrived within three days, securely packaged and clean both inside and out. A new purchase and still in its cellophane wrapping which was reassuring. It's difficult to rate Bryan Ferry because everything he has produced both as a solo artist and in Roxy Music is always of such a high standard but, if push came to shove, I would have to place 'Boys & Girls' as Ferry's finest solo hour to date. This 1985 album stands the test of time beautifully, as does the majority of his work, sounding fresh and relevent with standout production values and top-notch musicians, including many 'names' dropping by for guest cameo performances on individual tracks (Dave Gilmour, Nile Rodgers, Mark Knopfler - to name but a few). 'Boys and Girls' is pure sensuality encapsulated in song: perfect for seduction and highly recommended as music to get her/him in the mood for those 'Barry White' moments...! Even smoother and sexier than the Walrus of Love, if that isn't a blasphemy. Not a single duff track on the whole album; standout songs (for me) are the more up-tempo 'Don't Stop the Dance', the atmospheric 'The Chosen One' and the sultry eponymous track 'Boys and Girls'. The best known track is 'Slave to Love', one of his chart hits in the 80s, which remains as another high entry in Ferry's bulging arsenal of love songs. Ferry is a musical genius and style icon who makes gorgeous modern pop/rock. So far, no-one has come along even remotely close to becoming the new Bryan Ferry and this demonstrates why. It's going to take someone very special to fill his shoes. Let's hope that, at 65, he doesn't decide to close his piano lid just yet.
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