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Bryan Ferry

Blues Notes

As 2012 draws to a close, let's look back at the outstanding albums of the year. I'm still mulling over my list of the best and worst in jazz and blues, but I have no doubt about which is the oddest.

Sunday, 9 December, 2012, 2:21pm

A family affair

AT 21, Tara Ferry with his full lips, fine cheekbones and sweep of dark unruly hair has the moody, sensuous, if slightly rebellious looks beloved of the Romantic poets. It is a cool, wistful image that Mario Testino captured beautifully in Burberry's spring campaign when he photographed Ferry with Tali Lennox (Annie Lennox's daughter) on a chilly winter's day on England's Brighton Beach.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Fashionable footsteps

Tara Ferry might be stunning the world with his sleek sense of style, but it's nothing new for fans over 40. His father, Bryan Ferry, was a fashion icon long before Tara was a twinkle in the rocker's eye.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry

Dylanesque

(Virgin)

The beauty of the ex-Roxy Music frontman's dip into the Dylan back catalogue is that he doesn't simply add his own unique voice to the songs selected, he dusts them off and makes them his own.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

The full VIP treatment

Were the Pretenders and Bryan Ferry playing in a rock venue or a cinema at the Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday? As usual, VIPs (presumably publicists and friends of the promoter) were given priority in the first five rows, which were fenced off from the rest of the mostly expat crowd.

27 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Roxy Music

FROM THE VAULT: 1982

Roxy Music

Avalon

(EMI)

22 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Bryan Ferry (Virgin)

If Shakespeare's oft-quoted Sonnet 18 was conducive to crooning, no doubt we would have heard dozens of sizzling renditions over the years. And the reason we haven't is clear - it's not meant to be crooned. Not even honey-voiced hipster Bryan Ferry can get away with it (and why he would try is anyone's guess).

1 Sep 2000 - 12:00am