Boys and Girls

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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Having at last laid Roxy to bed with its final, intoxicatingly elegant albums, Ferry continued its end-days spirit with his own return to solo work. Dedicated to Ferry's father, Boys and Girls is deservedly most famous for its smash single "Slave to Love." With a gentle samba-derived rhythm leading into the steadier rock pace of the song, it's '80s Ferry at his finest, easy listening without being hopelessly soporific. As a whole, Boys and Girls fully established the clean, cool vision of Ferry on his own to the general public. Instead of ragged rock explosions, emotional extremes, and all that made his '70s work so compelling in and out of Roxy, Ferry here is the suave, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Having at last laid Roxy to bed with its final, intoxicatingly elegant albums, Ferry continued its end-days spirit with his own return to solo work. Dedicated to Ferry's father, Boys and Girls is deservedly most famous for its smash single "Slave to Love." With a gentle samba-derived rhythm leading into the steadier rock pace of the song, it's '80s Ferry at his finest, easy listening without being hopelessly soporific. As a whole, Boys and Girls fully established the clean, cool vision of Ferry on his own to the general public. Instead of ragged rock explosions, emotional extremes, and all that made his '70s work so compelling in and out of Roxy, Ferry here is the suave, debonair if secretly moody and melancholic lover, with music to match. Co-producer Rhett Davies, continuing his role from the latter Roxy albums, picks up where Avalon left off right from the slinky opening grooves of "Sensation." The range of people on the album is an intriguing mix, from latterday Roxy members like Andy Newmark and Alan Spenner to avid Roxy disciples like Chic's Nile Rodgers. Everyone is subordinated to Ferry's overall vision, and as a result there's not as much full variety on Boys and Girls as might be thought or hoped. The album's biggest flaw is indeed that it's almost too smooth, with not even the hint of threat or edge that Ferry once readily made his own. As something that's a high cut above the usual mid-'80s yuppie smarm music, though, Boys and Girls remains an enjoyable keeper that has aged well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/28/2000
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724384772222
  • Catalog Number: 47722
  • Sales rank: 14,901

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sensation (5:07)
  2. 2 Slave to Love (4:26)
  3. 3 Don't Stop the Dance (4:19)
  4. 4 A Waste Land (1:02)
  5. 5 Windswept (4:31)
  6. 6 The Chosen One (4:51)
  7. 7 Valentine (3:47)
  8. 8 Stone Woman (4:56)
  9. 9 Boys and Girls (5:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bryan Ferry Primary Artist, Harmonica, Piano, Vocals, Musician
Ruby Turner Musician
Omar Hakim Drums, Musician
David Sanborn Musician
Jimmy Maelen Musician
Nile Rodgers Musician
Alfa Anderson Barfield Vocals
Michelle Cobbs Musician
Rhett Davies Musician
Yanick Etienne Musician
Colleen Fitz Charles Musician
Guy Fletcher Musician
David Gilmour Musician
Virginia Hewes Musician
Ednah Holt Musician
Neil Hubbard Guitar, Musician
Neil Jason Bass, Musician
Chester Kamen Musician
Mark Knopfler Guitar, Musician
Tony Levin Bass, Musician
Martin McCarrick Musician
Marcus Miller Musician
Andy Newmark Musician
Keith Scott Musician
Alan Spenner Guitar, Musician
Anne Stephenson Musician
Fonzi Thornton Musician
Alfa Anderson Musician
Technical Credits
Cream Artwork
Bryan Ferry Producer, Contributor, Art Direction, Audio Production
Ruby Turner Contributor
Omar Hakim Contributor
David Sanborn Contributor
Jimmy Maelen Contributor
Nile Rodgers Contributor
Jon Carin Contributor
Lisa Fiz Charles Contributor
Bob Clearmountain Engineer
Michelle Cobbs Contributor
Rhett Davies Producer, Engineer, Contributor, Audio Production
Neil Dorfsman Engineer
Simone Fitz Charles Contributor
Guy Fletcher Contributor
David Gilmour Contributor
Virginia Hewes Contributor
Ednah Holt Contributor
Neil Hubbard Contributor
Neil Jason Contributor
Chester Kamen Contributor
Mark Knopfler Contributor
Tony Levin Contributor
Bob Ludwig Mastering, Remastering
Martin McCarrick Contributor
Marcus Miller Contributor
Andy Newmark Contributor
Alan Spenner Contributor
Anne Stephenson Contributor
Fonzi Thornton Contributor
Andy Lydon Engineer
Alfa Anderson Contributor
Femi Jiya Engineer
Dominick Maita Engineer
Simon Puxley Art Direction
Robert C. Ludwig Mastering, Remastering
Lisa Fitz-Charles Contributor
Brian McGee Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh so sexy!

    This is my all time favorite &quot get in the mood&quot CD. I have 2 copies and am looking to get another - to give to a &quot special&quot friend. Every track is great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Boys and Girls

    This is probably the best collection of really romantic love songs -- that are not sappy or cheesy, as love songs typically become. There is not a bad song on the CD. If you want to get in the mood for love, or set the tone for a romantic scene, this is the music you want. Ferry's vocals are cool, and the lyrics are sensual and smoldering. An awesome CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Boys and Girls

    This is the one CD I'd run back to save if my house was burning down. This music is a soundtrack to the soul, mystical and atmospheric, with a definate groove inside each song. Anyone who has ever been in love should own this CD.

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