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In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Island” label released “Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)”, the second Brian Eno album. It was recorded in September 1974, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Brian Eno.


  • Brian Eno– vocals, electronics, snake guitar, keyboards
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar, production assistance
  • Brian Turrington – bass guitar, piano
  • Freddie Smith – drums
  • Robert Wyatt– percussion, backing vocals
  • Portsmouth Sinfonia– strings
  • Randi and the Pyramids – chorus
  • The Simplistics – chorus
  • Andy Mackay– brass
  • Phil Collins– drums
  • Polly Eltes – vocals
  • Peter Schmidt– oblique strategies, album cover art
  • Rhett Davies– engineering
  • Robert Ash – engineering assistance
  • Denny Bridges (AIR) – audio engineering
  • Jon Walls (AIR) – engineering assistance
  • Nicholas Pearson – special aide
  • Bill Kelsey – special equipment
  • Simon Heyworth – mastering
  • David Hill – Ampex ATR 2Ch Tape playback with ARIA electronics
  • John Bonis – typography, lettering

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno, except where noted.

  1. Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
  2. Back in Judy’s Jungle
  3. The Fat Lady of Limbourg
  4. Mother Whale Eyeless
  5. The Great Pretender
  6. Third Uncle – Brian Eno, arranged by Brian Turrington
  7. Put a Straw Under Baby
  8. The True Wheel – Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera
  9. China My China
  10. Taking Tiger Mountain

On October 25, 2010.

On October 25, 2010, “Virgin” label released “Olympia”, the thirteenth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded 2009 – 2010, and was produced by Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies and Johnson Somerset.


  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Brian Eno– synthesizer
  • David Williams, Nile Rodgers, Oliver Thompson, Dave Stewart, Neil Hubbard, David Gilmour, Jonny Greenwood, Phil Manzanera, Chris Spedding, Merlin Ferry – guitar
  • Marcus Miller, Flea, Gary “Mani” Mounford, Andy Cato– bass
  • Colin Good, Steve Nieve– keyboards
  • Andy Newmark, Tara Ferry, Emily Dolan Davies – drums
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Aleysha Gordon, Hannah Khemoh, Sewuese Abwa, Alice Retif, Katie Turner, Ruby Turner, Me’sha Bryan, Shar White – chorus
  • John Monkman, Robin “Radar” Rimbaud, Chris Mullings – electronics
  • Anthony Pleeth– cello
  • Perry Montague-Mason, Emlyn Singleton – violin
  • Vicci Wardman – viola
  • Andy Mackay– oboe
  • Simon Willey – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– mixing
  • Adam Whitehead – photography
  • Kate Moss- cover model
  • John Galliano- couture

Track listing:

  1. You Can Dance – Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart
  2. Alphaville – Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart
  3. Heartache by Numbers – Bryan Ferry, Scissor Sisters
  4. Me Oh My – Bryan Ferry
  5. Shameless – Bryan Ferry, Andy Cato, Tom Findlay
  6. Song for the Siren – Tim Buckley, Larry Beckett
  7. No Face, No Name, No Number – Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
  8. BF Bass (Ode to Olympia) – Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera
  9. Reason or Rhyme – Bryan Ferry
  10. Tender Is The Night – Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart

In January 1974.


In January 1974, “Island” label released “Here Come the Warm Jets”, the debut Brian Eno solo album. It was recorded in September 1973, at “Majestic Studios” in London, and was produced by Brian Eno.


  • Eno– vocals, synthesizer, guitar, keyboards, treatments, instrumentation, mixing
  • Chris “Ace” Spedding– guitar
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar
  • Simon King– percussion
  • Bill MacCormick– bass guitar
  • Marty Simon – percussion
  • Busta Jones – bass guitar
  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Paul Rudolph– guitar, bass guitar
  • John Wetton– bass guitar
  • Nick Judd – keyboards
  • Andy Mackay– keyboards, saxophone septet
  • Sweetfeed – backing vocals
  • Paul Thompson– percussion
  • Lloyd Watson– slide guitar
  • Chris Thomas– bass guitar, mixing
  • Derek Chandler – recording engineering
  • Denny Bridges – mixing engineering
  • Phil Chapman – mixing engineering
  • Paul Hardiman– mixing engineering
  • Arun Chakraverty – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno, except where noted.

  1. Needles in the Camel’s Eye – Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera
  2. The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch
  3. Baby’s on Fire
  4. Cindy Tells Me – Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera
  5. Driving Me Backwards
  6. On Some Faraway Beach
  7. Blank Frank – Brian Eno, Robert Fripp
  8. Dead Finks Don’t Talk – Paul Thompson, Busta Jones, Nick Judd, Brian Eno
  9. Some of Them Are Old
  10. Here Come the Warm Jets

On November 1, 1973.


On November 1, 1973,”Island” label released “Stranded”, the third Roxy Music” album. It was recorded September 1973, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The gatefold cover photograph was taken by Karl Stoecker and styled by Antony Price, and shows Bryan Ferry’s then girlfriend and 1973 “Playmate of the Year”.


  • Bryan Ferry– vocals, piano, electric piano, harmonica
  • John Gustafson– bass guitar
  • Eddie Jobson– synthesizers, keyboards, electric violin
  • Andy Mackay(as Andrew Mackay) – oboe, saxophone, treatments
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar, treatments
  • Paul Thompson– drums, timpani
  • Chris Laurence– string bass
  • The London Welsh Male Choir – chorus
  • Chris Thomas- bass
  • Nicolas de Ville – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Ferry, except where noted.

  1. Street Life
  2. Just Like You
  3. Amazona – Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay
  4. Psalm
  5. Serenade
  6. A Song for Europe – Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay
  7. Mother of Pearl
  8. Sunset





On June 16, 1972.


On June 16, 1972, “Island” label released the debut, self-titled Roxy Music album. It was recorded in March 1972, at “Command Studios” in London, and was produced by Peter Sinfield. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 62 in its list of the “Best Debut Albums of All Time”. In its special edition issue “Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock”, “Q” magazine ranked the album at number 31 on the list of “40 Cosmic Rock Albums”.


  • Bryan Ferry– vocals, piano, Hohner Pianet, Mellotron
  • Brian Eno– VCS3 synthesizer, tape effects, backing vocals
  • Andy Mackay– oboe, saxophone, backing vocals
  • Phil Manzanera– electric guitar
  • Paul Thompson– drums
  • Graham Simpson– bass guitar
  • Rik Kenton – bass guitar
  • Andy Hendriksen – engineering, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan ferry.

  1. Re-Make / Re-Model
  2. Ladytron
  3. If There Is Something
  4. 2 H.B.
  5. The Bob (Medley)
  6. Chance Meeting
  7. Would You Believe
  8. Sea Breezes
  9. Bitters End


On May 23, 1980.


On May 23, 1980, “E.G.” label released “Flesh + Blood” the seventh Roxy Music studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Basing Street Studios” and “Gallery Studios”, and was produced by Rhett Davies and Roxy Music.


  • Bryan Ferry– vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesiser, guitar, strings
  • Andy Mackay– saxophones, oboe
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar, bass
  • Paul Carrack– strings, organ, piano
  • Neil Hubbard– guitar
  • Neil Jason– bass
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Simon Phillips– percussion
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums, percussion
  • Alan Spenner– bass
  • Gary Tibbs– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry except where noted.

  1. In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett, Steve Cropper
  2. Oh Yeah
  3. Same Old Scene
  4. Flesh and Blood
  5. My Only Love
  6. Over You – Brian Ferry, Phil Manzanera
  7. Eight Miles High” (Gene Clark, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn
  8. Rain, Rain, Rain
  9. No Strange Delight – Brian Ferry, Phil Manzanera
  10. Running Wild – Brian Ferry, Phil Manzanera


On March 23, 1973.


On March 23 1973, “Island” label released “For Your Pleasure”, the second Roxy Music album. It was recorded in February 1973, at “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas, John Anthony, Brian Ferry, Brian Eno, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, Paul Thompson and John Porter. It was band’s last album to feature Brian Eno.


  • Bryan Ferry– vocals, piano, Hohner Pianet,  Mellotron,  harmonica, art direction, cover art concept
  • Brian Eno– VCS3 synthesiser, backing vocals
  • Andy Mackay– oboe, saxophone, Farfisa electronic organ
  • Phil Manzanera– electric guitar
  • Paul Thompson– drums
  • John Porter– bass guitar
  • John Middleton, John Punter – sound engineer
  • Karl Stoecker – photography
  • Nicholas Deville – art direction, photography
  • CCS – artwork
  • Amanda Lear– cover star

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry.

  1. Do the Strand
  2. Beauty Queen
  3. Strictly Confidential
  4. Editions of You
  5. In Every Dream Home a Heartache
  6. The Bogus Man
  7. Grey Lagoons
  8. For Your Pleasure