Bryan Ferry – These Foolish Things (2010)

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These Foolish Things


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AN AMAZING COPY OF THIS VERY FUN ALBUM! We had a nice stack of British copies and this one had an unbeatable A+++ side one backed with a killer A++ – A+++ side two, both on very quiet vinyl. Anyone who digs Roxy Music or Bowie’s Pin-Ups is going to find a lot to like here. Check out the cool cover of A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall that kicks off side one!  

Most of the copies we played didn’t come near this one in terms of presence or energy. The sound positively JUMPS out of the speakers and fills the room! There’s loads of tubey magic, big punchy drums, and depth to the soundfield.

The biggest problem we kept running into were copies with no real extension up top, but this one’s got nice, sweet highs on both sides. It’s also clean, clear and transparent with real weight down low.


Side One

Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall 
River of Salt 
Don’t Ever Change 
Piece of My Heart 
Baby I Don’t Care 
It’s My Party 
Don’t Worry Baby

Side Two

Sympathy for the Devil 
The Tracks of My Tears 
You Won’t See Me 
I Love How You Love 
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
These Foolish Things

AMG Review

Throughout Ferry’s instantly recognizable croon carries everything to a tee, and the overall mood is playful and celebratory. Wrapping up with a grand take on “These Foolish Things” itself, this album is one of the best of its kind by any artist.