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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Taxi shows a mature Bryan Ferry, suave and controlled, very much in line with his general career from 1979 on. The choice of songs to cover doesn't make for any surprises -- the same selections of classic rock, pop, and soul numbers dominate, with an interesting ringer here and there like "Amazing Grace." As with his other recent solo records, a cast of thousands supports him, ranging from the Grid's Richard Norris on synth programming to Brit guitar legends Robin Trower and Michael Brook, plus vocalist Carleen Anderson. All four feature on the opening "I Put a Spell on You," which manages the neat trick of sounding almost exactly like a Ferry original -- what Screamin' Jay...
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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Taxi shows a mature Bryan Ferry, suave and controlled, very much in line with his general career from 1979 on. The choice of songs to cover doesn't make for any surprises -- the same selections of classic rock, pop, and soul numbers dominate, with an interesting ringer here and there like "Amazing Grace." As with his other recent solo records, a cast of thousands supports him, ranging from the Grid's Richard Norris on synth programming to Brit guitar legends Robin Trower and Michael Brook, plus vocalist Carleen Anderson. All four feature on the opening "I Put a Spell on You," which manages the neat trick of sounding almost exactly like a Ferry original -- what Screamin' Jay Hawkins would have made of it is anyone's guess. The rest of the album takes a similar tone, either crackling with low-key energy or aiming for a more gentle approach. The former style turns up in some welcome guises -- thus the take on Fontella Bass' "Rescue Me," here benefiting from a quick beat, mysterious samples and noises buried in the mix and near-subliminal guitar. An overall highlight is the take on the Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties," which balances a certain winsomeness with a subtle air of threat, the music just beautiful enough on the one hand and just creepy enough on the other. Ferry's treated vocals, made to sound weirdly flat and compressed, heightens the curious mood.
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  • Release Date: 4/13/1993
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624524625
  • Catalog Number: 45246

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bryan Ferry Primary Artist, Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Strings, Vocals
Robin Trower Guitar, fender rhodes, wah wah guitar, Wah Wah Bass
David Sancious Organ, Hammond Organ
Maceo Parker Alto Saxophone
Carleen Anderson Vocals
Michael Brook Guitar
Mel Collins Tenor Saxophone
Nathan East Bass
Steve Ferrone Drums
Flaco Jiménez Accordion
Michael Giles Drums
Neil Hubbard Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Luis Jardim Percussion
Andy Mackay Drums, Alto Saxophone
Andy Newmark Drums
Steve Pearce Bass
Greg Phillinganes Synthesizer, Strings, Harp, Vibes
Chris Stainton Synthesizer, Hammond Organ
David Williams Rhythm Guitar
Mike Giles Drums
David E. Williams Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Bryan Ferry Arranger, Producer, Art Direction
Robin Trower Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering, Remastering
John Newton Composer
Richard Norris Programming, Engineer
Sven Taits Engineer
Nicholas Deville Art Direction
Sam Bobrick Composer
Ross Butler Composer
David E. Williams Hook
Charles Brooks Composer
Richard T. Norris Engineer
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