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Another Time, Another Place (album)

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Recorded  Spring 1974
Artist  Bryan Ferry
Label  Island Records
Length  41:58
Release date  5 July 1974
Producers  Bryan Ferry, John Punter
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Released  5 July 1974 (1974-07-05)
Another Time, Another Place (1974)  Let's Stick Together (1976)
Genres  Rock music, Pop music, Glam rock
Similar  Bryan Ferry albums, Glam rock albums

Another Time, Another Place was Bryan Ferry's second studio album as a solo artist. The album reached #4 in the UK charts in 1974.


Recording took place in London at Island, Ramport and AIR studios. Like Ferry's previous solo album, it consisted mainly of covers, with this time the exception of the last song, which gave its title to the album and was written by Ferry.

Like These Foolish Things, Another Time, Another Place is essentially a cover album, featuring a Bob Dylan song ("A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" on the former LP, "It Ain't Me Babe" on the latter) and a standard (the title track of These Foolish Things, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" on Another Time, Another Place) but while These Foolish Things emphasized an early-'60s girl-group repertoire, Another Time, Another Place turned to soul music (Sam Cooke, Ike & Tina Turner) and country music (Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Joe South).

This choice of repertoire, together with the more sophisticated settings and production, gave the album a more "grown-up", serious and even reflective quality than Ferry's previous album, which sounds more fun and at times hectic.

Bryan ferry another time another place

Critical reception

Reviewing for AllMusic, critic Ned Raggett wrote of the album "The album as a whole feels a touch more formal than its predecessor, but Ferry and company, plus various brass and string sections, turn on the showiness enough to make it all fun. A harbringer of solo albums to come appears at end -- the title track, a Ferry original." And the critic Robert Christgau wrote of the album "Comedy routines are rarely as funny the second time around, especially when you've used up your best lines--"The `In' Crowd" is the only zinger Ferry comes up with here."

Track listing

Side 1

Side 2



  • Bryan Ferry – lead vocal, harmonica and organ
  • Henry Lowther – trumpet
  • Chris Mercer – tenor saxophone
  • David O'List – guitar
  • Ruan O'Lochlainn – alto saxophone
  • John Porter – guitar
  • Chris Pyne – trombone
  • John Wetton – bass guitar, fiddle
  • Also featuring: (instruments are mentioned tentatively based on the credits of other Bryan Ferry records)

  • Chorus: Vicki Brown, Helen Chappelle, Barry St. John, Liza Strike
  • Strings arranged by Ann Odell
  • Brass arranged by Martyn Ford
  • Engineer: John Punter
  • Assistant engineers: Rhett Davies, Mark Dodson, Gary Edwards, Sean Milligan
  • Cover concept: Bryan Ferry
  • Photography: Eric Boman
  • Design: Nicholas de Ville
  • Artwork: Bob Bowkett (C.C.S.)
  • Fashion: Antony Price
  • Songs

    1The "In" Crowd4:35
    2Smoke Gets in Your Eyes2:54
    3Walk a Mile in My Shoes4:44


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