| Spring 1974|
5 July 1974
Bryan Ferry, John Punter
| 5 July 1974 (1974-07-05)|
Let's Stick Together
Rock music, Pop music, Glam rock
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.
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."
Soloists: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
1The "In" Crowd4:35Another Time, Another Place (album) Wikipedia
2Smoke Gets in Your Eyes2:54
3Walk a Mile in My Shoes4:44