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when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
People JUNE 3, 2002 - by Staff Writers
BRYAN FERRY: FRANTIC
Like a classic motorcycle or vintage Wayfarers, Bryan Ferry is enduringly cool. On his first album of mostly original material since 1994, the former Roxy Music frontman remains the Sultan of Style, delivering a cocktail-party-ready collection of arty sophisto-pop. Incorporating blues, country and folk into his richly textured rock, Ferry creates a dreamy place where Avalon meets the heartland. Although Ferry has found a kindred songwriting partner in former Eurythmic Dave Stewart - with whom he composed four tunes, including the gorgeous Goddess Of Love - he hasn't forgotten his Roxy mates: He co-wrote the lilting closer I Thought with Brian Eno, who also supplies backing vocals and keyboards, and brings in drummer Paul Thompson for a few good licks. Ultimately, though, this disc belongs to Ferry and his haunting tremolo.
Bottom Line: Ferry good.