Last night, legendary rocker Bryan Ferry took to the stage on the Late Show with David Letterman, to perform “You Can Dance” off of his Olympia album. Growing up Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music were always being played at my house, so musically this is comfort food for me. Being able to watch the man who has influence a big portion of my musical taste perform, even if on television, was a great privileged. Check out the video below, it’s pretty much excellent.
As for this new album, Olympia, we put the album cover below as well, as iconic British supermodel Kate Moss graces the cover.Â Here’s the blurb about the album from the Ferry camp.
Featuring Olympia on super-heavyweight 200-gram vinyl, pressed on the legendary EMI 1400 in Hayes, Middlesex, and encased in a specially treated gatefold sleeve, this edition also contains a fine art print of the iconic Kate Moss cover image, plus essays by Michael Bracewell and Richard Williams.
Olympia features contributions from a stellar cast of musicians including Brian Eno, David Gilmour, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, as well as collaborations with Scissor Sisters, Groove Armada and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics.
Olympia’s album cover is graced by Kate Moss, supermodel supreme and the most recognisable face in the modern fashion world. The photograph was taken by Adam Whitehead, who honed his craft under Mario Testino.
“On the day Kate was amazing,” recalls Ferry. “She had in her mind exactly the character she wanted to portray. ‘Give me red lips, I want to be a Roxy girl’ she screamed!”
Set to become a highly coverted release, this is the premium format on which to own Bryan Ferry’s best solo album in a decade.