2010-11-02There are many adjectives that can be used to describe Bryan Ferry's new CD Olympia, sultry, sexy and sophisticated are just a few. I simply call this Bryan's finest release since his days with Roxy Music. That may because this CD finally reunites Bryan with Roxy members Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, and Andy Mackay. This is the first time they have been together in 37 years. In addition to this reunion Bryan has enlisted an all star cast of guest musicians including Nile Rodgers, David Gilmour, the Scissor Sisters, Marcus Miller, Flea and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. Bryan has recorded eight new tracks for this disc and does excellent cover versions of Tim Buckley's "Song To the Siren" and Traffic's "No Face, No Name, No Number". Olympia may fall a bit short of some of Roxy Music's finest such as "Country Life" and "Avalon" but for solo Bryan Ferry Discs it takes the gold. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur
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