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On March 6, 2009.

On March 6, 2009, David Williams died aged 58. He was musician (guitar, bass guitar), vocalist, song writer and music producer, known as a prominent and most in demand session guitarist. He worked with The Dells, The Temptations, Madonna, Michael Jackson,  Chanson, The Pointer Sisters, Peter Allen, Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, Julio Iglesias, George Benson, The Manhattan Transfer, Michael McDonald, Melissa Manchester, Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart, Dionne Warwick, Shalamar, Go West, ABC, Boz Scaggs, Karen Carpenter, Mariah Carey, Julian Lennon, Bryan Ferry, Paul McCartney, Johnny Mathis, Del Shannon, Chaka Khan, Paul Hardcastle, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Lionel Richie, Jessica Simpson, Diana Ross, the Crusaders, Andraé Crouch, Eddie Murphy, Herbie Hancock, Peter Cetera, Whitney Houston and Monkey Business. As leader he released two albums.

On November 17, 2014.

On November 17, 2014, “BMG Rights Management” label released “Avonmore”, the fifteenth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies, Johnson Somerset, and Todd Terje.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – vocals, keyboards
  • Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers, Neil Hubbard, Oliver Thompson, Chris Spedding, David Williams, Steve Jones, Jacob Quistgaard – guitar
  • Colin Good – piano
  • Paul Beard – keyboards
  • Maceo Parker – alto saxophone
  • Iain Dixon, Robert Fowler, Richard White – saxophone
  • Marcus Miller, Guy Pratt, Flea, Neil Jason – bass
  • Tara Ferry, Andy Newmark, Cherisse Osei – drums
  • Cherisse Osei – percussion
  • Frank Ricotti – percussions
  • John Moody – oboe
  • Richard White – saxophone
  • Enrico Tomass –  trumpet
  • Fonzi Thornton, Laura Mann, Emily Panic, Hannah Khemoh, Jodie Scantlebury, Bobbie Gordon – backing vocals
  • Todd Terje –  programming, synth

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry, except where noted.

  1. Loop De Li
  2. Midnight Train
  3. Soldier of Fortune – Brian Ferry, Johnny Marr
  4. Drivig Me Wild
  5. A Special Kind of Guy
  6. Avonmore – Bryan Ferry, Oliver Thompson
  7. Lost
  8. One Night Stand
  9. Send in the Clowns – Stephen Sondheim
  10. Johnny and Mary – Robert Palmer

On October 7, 2019.

On October 7, 2019, Malcolm “Molly” Duncan died aged 74. He was a musician (saxophone), recorded and performed with Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty, Buddy Guy, Ben E. King, Dire Straits, Bryan Ferry, Chaka Khan, and Eric Clapton, but was best known as a founding member of Average White Band.

On October 25, 1999.

On October 25, 1999, “Virgin” label released “As Time Goes By”, the tenth Bryan Ferry album. It was recorded in 1999, at “Lansdowne Studios” in London, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry – lead vocals, synthesizer, arrangements, art direction
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar
  • Alan Barnes- clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Nicholas Bucknail – clarinet
  • Wilfred Gibson – violin
  • Bob Hunt – trombone
  • Chris Laurence – bass guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Anthony Pleeth – cello
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • John Sutton – drums
  • Enrico Tomasso – trumpet
  • Hugh Webb – harp
  • Gavyn Wright– violin
  • Peter Lale – viola
  • Boguslaw Kostecki – violin
  • Jose Libertella – bandoneon
  • Luis Stazo – bandoneon
  • Paul Clarvis – drums
  • Philip Dukes – viola
  • Colin Good – piano, musical director, arrangements
  • Anthony Pike – clarinet
  • Jim Tomlinson – clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Richard Jeffries – bass guitar
  • Malcolm Earle Smith – trombone
  • Abraham Leborovich – violin
  • Robert Fowler – clarinet
  • Martin Wheatley – banjo
  • Timothy Lines – clarinet
  • David White – clarinet
  • Nils Solberg – guitar
  • David Woodcock – violin
  • Cynthia Millar – ondes Martenot
  • James Sanger – programming
  • Mark Tucker – engineer
  • Steve Pelluet – assistant engineer
  • Chris Dibble, Sven Taits – additional engineering
  • Robin Trower- associate producer
  • Nick de Ville – art direction
  • Bogdan Zarkowski – artwork
  • Mike Owen – photography

Track listing:

  1. As Time Goes By – Herman Hupfeld
  2. The Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields
  3. Easy Living – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  4. I’m in the Mood for Love – Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
  5. Where or When – Rodgers and Hart
  6. When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful – Harry Woods
  7. Sweet and Lovely – Charles Daniels, Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias
  8. Miss Otis Regrets – Cole Porter
  9. Time on My Hands – Vincent Youmans, Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon
  10. Lover, Come Back to Me – Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein
  11. Falling in Love Again – Friedrich Hollaender, Sammy Lerner
  12. Love Me or Leave Me – Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  13. You Do Something to Me – Cole Porter
  14. Just One of Those Things – Cole Porter
  15. September Song – Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson

 

On April 13, 1993.

On April 13, 1993, “Virgin” label released “Taxi”, the eighth Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded 1988 – 1993, at “Matrix Studios” in London, and was produced by Bryan Ferry and Robin Trower.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– lead vocals, piano, organ, witch, synthesizer, strings, art direction
  • Robin Trower– pin guitar, theme guitar, wah wah, pocket guitar, space guitar
  • Neil Hubbard– guitar, probe guitar, trace guitar, lead guitar, licks guitar, rhythm guitar
  • David E. Williams– rhythm guitar, hook, cat
  • Michael Brook– atmos guitar, lead guitar, infinite guitar
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Michael Giles– drums
  • Nathan East– bass guitar
  • Steve Pearce – bass guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes– vibraphones, strings, synthesizer, harp
  • Chris Stainton– Hammond organ
  • David Sancious– Hammond organ
  • Andy Mackay– alto saxophone
  • Maceo Parker– alto saxophone
  • Mel Collins– tenor saxophone
  • Flaco Jiménez– accordion
  • Luís Jardim– percussion
  • Carleen Anderson– backing vocals
  • Richard T. Norris – programming
  • Richard T. Norris, Sven Taits – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain– mixing
  • Nick de Ville – art direction
  • Anton Corbijn- photography

Track listing:

  1. I Put a Spell on You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
  2. Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Carole King, Gerry Goffin
  3. Answer Me – Carl Sigman, Gerhard Winkler, Fred Rauch
  4. Just One Look – Doris Payne, Gregory Carroll
  5. Rescue Me – Carl Smith, Raynard Miner
  6. All Tomorrow’s Parties – Lou Reed
  7. Girl of My Best Friend – Sam Bobrick, Ross Butler
  8. Amazing Grace – John Newton
  9. Taxi – Homer Banks, Charles Brooks
  10. Because You’re Mine – Bryan Ferry

On November 2, 1987.

On November 2, 1987, “Virgin” label released “Bête Noire”, the seventh Bryan Ferry studio album. It was recorded 1986 – 1987, at “Compass Point Studios” in Nassau, Bahamas; “Marcadet”, “Mireval”, “Var”, “Guillaume Tell” in Paris, and was produced by  Bryan Ferry, Chester Kamen and Patrick Leonard.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry– lead vocals
  • Neil Hubbard, Jeff Thall – guitar
  • Lucio Hopper – bass guitar
  • Clifford Carter– keyboards
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Steve Scales – percussion
  • Michelle Cobbs, Ednah Holt, Yanick Etienne– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Bryan Ferry and Patrick Leonard, except where noted.

  1. Limbo
  2. Kiss and Tell
  3. New Town
  4. Day for Night
  5. Zamba
  6. The Right Stuff
  7. Seven Deadly Sins
  8. The Name of the Game
  9. Bête Noire

 

 

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.

Personnel:

  • 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 February 1984.

In February 1984, “Atlantic” label released “Parting Should Be Painless”, the fifth Roger Daltrey studio album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Mike Thorne.

Personnel:

  • Roger Daltrey – leadand background vocals; harmonica
  • Chris Spedding– guitars
  • Mick Gallagher– keyboards
  • Allan Schwartzberg– drums
  • Norman Watt-Roy– bass guitar
  • Michael Brecker– tenor saxophone
  • Mike Thorne– synthesizers
  • Robert Medici – marimba
  • David Tofani – clarinet
  • Billy Nicholls– backing vocals
  • James Biondolillo – string and horn arrangements
  • Harvey Goldberg, John Brand, Don Wershba, Lincoln Clapp – engineer
  • Graham Hughes – photography

Track listing:

  1. Walking in My Sleep – Jack Green, Leslie Adey
  2. Parting Should Be Painless – Kit Hain
  3. Is There Anybody Out There? – Nicky Chinn, Steve Glen
  4. Would a Stranger Do? – Steve Andrews, Simon Climie
  5. Going Strong – Bryan Ferry
  6. Looking for You – Kit Hain
  7. Somebody Told Me – Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
  8. One Day – Gerald Milne
  9. How Does the Cold Wind Cry – Colin Towns
  10. Don’t Wait on the Stairs – Steve Swindells

On September 2, 1991.

On September 2, 1991, “Victory Music” label released “Tin Machine II”m the second Tin Machine album. It was recorded 1989 – 1991, in Sydney and Los Angeles, and was produced by Tim Palmer, Hugh Padgham, David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Hunt Sales, Tony Sales, Kevin Armstrong and Tim Palmer.

Personnel:

  • David Bowie– lead vocals, guitar, piano, saxophone
  • Reeves Gabrels– lead guitar, backing vocals, vibrators, organ
  • Hunt Sales– drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals
  • Tony Sales– bass, backing vocals
  • Kevin Armstrong– rhythm guitar, piano
  • Tim Palmer– percussion, additional piano

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels except where noted.

  1. Baby Universal
  2. One Shot – David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Hunt Sales, Tony Sales
  3. You Belong in Rock n’ Roll
  4. If There Is Something – Bryan Ferry
  5. Amlapura
  6. Betty Wrong
  7. You Can’t Talk – David Bowie, Reeves Gabrels, Hunt Sales, Tony Sales
  8. Stateside – David Bowie, Hunt Sales
  9. Shopping for Girls
  10. A Big Hurt – David Bowie
  11. Sorry – Hunt Sales
  12. Goodbye Mr. Ed – David Bowie, Hunt Sales, Tony Sales
  13. Hammerhead (hidden track) – David Bowie, Hunt Sales

 

 

On September 1, 1978.

On September 1, 1978, “EG” label released “The Bride Stripped Bare”, the fifth Bryan Ferry solo album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, Switzerland, and was produced by Waddy Watchel, Rick Marotta, Simon Puxley, Steve Nye and Bryan Ferry.

Personnel:

  • Bryan Ferry- lead vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Waddy Wachtel- lead guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Neil Hubbard- Guitar
  • Preston Heyman, Rick Marotta- drums
  • John Wetton- bass guitar
  • Herbie Flowers- string bass
  • Alan Spenner- Bass guitar
  • Ann Odell – organ, electric piano, string arrangements
  • Suzanne Ciani- synthesizers
  • Steve Nye- electric piano
  • Mel Collins- saxophone
  • Martin Drover – trumpet
  • Jimmy Douglass, Lew Hahn, Steve Nye – engineers
  • Dave Richards, Martin Pearson, Randy Mason – assistant engineers
  • Antony Price – design
  • John Swannell– photography
  • Ahmet Ertegün- counsel

Track listing:

  1. Sign of Times – Bryan Ferry
  2. Can’t Let Go – Bryan Ferry
  3. Hold On (I’m Coming) – Isaac Hayes, David Porter
  4. The Same Old Blues – J. Cale
  5. When She Walks in the Room – Bryan Ferry
  6. Take Me to the River – Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges
  7. What Goes On – Lou Reed
  8. Carrickfergus – traditional, arranged by Bryan Ferry
  9. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Roosevelt Jamison
  10. This Island Earth – Bryan Ferry