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The Bride Stripped Bare

The Bride Stripped Bare

28 Mar 2000
4.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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  • Original Release Date: 28 Mar. 2000
  • Release Date: 3 Mar. 2003
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 1999 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1999 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 41:43
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  • ASIN: B001IRXMMC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,224 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)
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Format: Audio CD
Legend has it that in the cold winter of 1977 Ferry retreated with his band to a deserted hotel in Montreaux, reeling from the loss of his paramour Jerry Hall to Mick Jagger. Although the majority of the songs for 'The Bride...' had already been chosen, the bleak circumstances inspired some of Ferry's finest vocal performances, and the emotion-laden palette at his disposal created the first Ferry solo album where you believed he really meant it. Never before or since has Ferry shed the actor's cloak and displayed such raw emotion.
Whether the circumstances and the legend are true only Byron Ferrari (and the band) knows.
With this in mind, every song turns a corkscrew in your heart, from the hard-driving punk pastiche of 'Sign of the Times' to the ethereal chord structure of 'This Island Earth' alienating Ferry from his true love and bonding him to his sympathetic listener. The choice of covers is sublime, the originals as fine as any Roxy song past or present; this album is the jewel in Ferry's rakishly angled crown.
At the time the critics howled, and uncharacteristically Ferry howled back, but time has been kind to 'The Bride...' and the true Ferryisti can take succour in the fact that they've championed this album for years. The rest of you should buy it with haste, lie back, pour some wine...dim the lights...you can guess the rest!
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There is a group of 40 plus's to whom El Ferranti remains the significant influence on their teenage years. The spotlight often falls on other solo works like 'these foolish things' and 'another time,another place'. Yet it is 'the bride stripped bare' which represents the real genius and versatility of this great artist.Ferry's style shifts from the Irish lament 'carrickfergus'to the ballsy blues of 'take me to the river'and the typical Ferry tale of unrequited love that is 'when she walks through the room'. There is no other artist who can combine cover versions and their own work with such panache and elan. This album is 'the must' for any Ferry fan and offers a real chance for the casual listener to discover his often forgotten genius
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Although Bryan Ferry’s other solo albums have their peaks, only In Your Mind can rival The Bride Stripped Bare for consistent quality.
This masterpiece is most like Ferry’s other output in that it mixes his own compositions with well chosen covers. It’s most different in the bare emotions exhibited – more like Bryan stripped bare. Hardly anywhere else in his output, is Ferry so moving or so moved. That's not to accuse him of lack of feeling or emotional coldness: it's just that elsewhere, he seems more distanced, more in control.
The sleeve gives a strong hint at the mood of what it contains: steely greys and blues, a brooding Ferry, tense and troubled. The opening track, mind you, is an exception, a denial of the prevailing mood. If memory serves, Tony Parsons made Sign of the Times his Single of the Week in the NME, and deservedly so. It's brisk, alert and punchy; radio friendly -- my old 45 still leaps out of the speakers even now. Sign of The Times stops -- and it does stop, not quite as abruptly as Virginia Plain, but not far off -- and is replaced by Can't Let Go. The band hit a beautiful groove, then drive through the chorus as Ferry laments the madness in his soul.
This album is notable for the playing. The sound is built around a tight guitar/bass/drums ensemble, with few -- but all the more pertinent for that -- embellishments.
The other covers provide a number of high points: Same Old Blues is terse, tense, reined in; Take Me To The River is a bare drama of absolution; What Goes on, false, forced optimism in the face of pain; Carrickfergus, a charming and delicate lament.
The real masterpiece, however, comes at the end of side 1 -- well, it did on the vinyl, now track five on the CD.
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By Tim Kidner TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Mar. 2012
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I see that there are some excellent reviews already on Amazon and so, I won't try to cover their ground.

I'd been licked by the excellent Roxy Music album 'Flesh & Blood' that I'd got on cassette as a teenager, then LP, along with a couple more Roxy's. In the days of flicking through LPs in a backstreet record shop, I liked Ferry's pose for this album and with my hard-earned cash nursed it home. Not what I expected but I just loved its immediacy, its brazen brilliance and its honesty.

Now, with CD, I just love every track. From the rockiness of Sign of the Times to the soulful 'Hold On', with its layers of sax, guitars and vocals this all screams of fine musicianship and a great song. The brutal bluesy simplicity of The Same Old Blues gets my juices going and Ferry's vocals are at their finest here. The lamenting ballad 'She Walks into the Room', with strings and piano end side one of the old LP and opening side 2 was the Green/Hodges song 'Take Me to the River', with its brooding drum/bass/guitar riff pounding away. Lou Reed's 'What Goes On' sounds better than the original here, in my opinion, as Bryan blasts his way through in front of a wall of guitars.

The traditional Carrickfergus is a lovely change of pace, a folksy and humble Ferry with an acoustic guitar and a lot of heart. One of the best tracks, That's How Strong my Love Is has a vocal range that's ideally suited to Ferry at his best and a throaty sax that wails its woes at you. The Ferry penned This Island Earth finishes it all off, an intriguing and experimental number that simply extends the listening pleasure as it mysteriously weaves its magic.
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