SD 18113 Another Time, Another Place
Produced by Bryan Ferry and John Punter
Released on July 1974
UK CHART POSITION #4
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SD 18113 cover
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B ryan Ferry must have known he was courting critical disaster in some quarters when he released a second album of cover songs. Another Time, Another Place bristles with defiance, charging through a perverse version of “The ‘In’ Crowd,” nailing “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” like only Bryan can, cavorting through “Fingerpoppin’” without regard for personal appearance, and closing it all with a killer original. In the end, no one succeeds at knocking the chip off Ferry’s shoulders, although American audiences hadn’t warmed up to the singer’s solo career enough to get close. Stylistically, this album sounds like it belongs between the half poised/profane These Foolish Things and the lively rock arrangements that appeared on Let’s Stick Together. Sometimes, Ferry exorcises his old demons with noisy arrangements and intense readings, at other times he simply presents the songs in a flattering light. His take on Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me, Babe” is less subversive than his reading of “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” and in fact is far more accessible than Dylan’s cranky version of the classic. Elsewhere, the languid and lovely “Help Me Make It Through The Night” confirms Ferry’s status as an incurable romantic. Although his previous album covered better songs, more of Roxy Music’s manic energy shines through on Another Time, Another Place (especially on the title track, which might be the best song Ferry has written outside of the band). After you’ve exhausted the Roxy catalog, work backwards from Let’s Stick Together, then forward from In Your Mind.

SD 18113 back cover
SD 18113 back cover

TRACK LISTING

  1. THE "IN" CROWD    (B. Page)    4:35
  2. SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES    (Jerome Kern/O. Harbach)    2:53
  3. WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES    (J. South)    4:44
  4. FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY    (W. Nelson)    3:30
  5. YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE    (J. Davis/C. Mitchell)    6:48
  6. (WHAT A) WONDERFUL WORLD    (Sam Cooke)    2:54
  7. IT AIN'T ME, BABE    (Bob Dylan)    3:53
  8. FINGERPOPPIN'    (Ike Turner)    3:34
  9. HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT    (Kris Kristofferson)    4:16
  10. ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE    (Bryan Ferry)    4:46

CREDITS

BRYAN FERRY -- voice & keyboards, harmonica, organ, cover concept
JOHN PORTER -- guitar
PAUL THOMPSON -- drums
JOHN WETTON -- bass, fiddle
Vicki Brown -- chorus
Tony Carr --
Helen Chappell -- chorus
Tony Charles --
Don Cirilo --
Paul Cosh --
Geoff Daley--
Martin Drover --
Bob Efford --
Martyn Ford -- brass arrangements
Malcolm Griffiths --
Jimmy Hastings --
Henry Lowther -- trumpet
Chris Mercer -- tenor sax
Ann Odell -- string arrangements
David O'List -- guitar
Ruan O'Lochlainn -- alto sax
Morris Pert --
John Punter -- engineer
Chris Pyne -- trombone
Alf Reece --
Peter Robinson --
Ronnie Ross --
Bruce Rowlands --
Barry St. John -- chorus
Steve Saunders --
Alan Skidmore --
Winston Stone --
Liza Strike -- chorus
Mark Warner --
Eric Boman -- photography
Nicholas de Ville -- design
Bob Bowkett at C.C.S. -- artwork
Anthony Price -- fashion
Simon Puxley -- media consultant

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK/BRA July 1974 Island LP ILPS 9284 gatefold cover
US/CAN July 1974 Atco LP SD 18113  
GER 1974 Island LP 88067  
JPN 1974 Island LPPRO ILS-80060 promo, gatefold cover, lyric insert
JPN   Polydor LP MPF-1116 gatefold cover, lyric insert
NZ   Polydor LP 2310 508  
UK August 1984 Polydor LP 2302 047 gatefold cover
GER 1984 EG/Polydor CD 813 654  
US   Reprise CD/CS 26083  
  1999 EMI CD 847601  
US March 28, 2000 Virgin CD 47600 digital remaster
GER/NET March 21, 2003 Virgin CD 581730 repackaged w. LET'S STICK TOGETHER

 

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