Sunday, October 17, 2010

sirens sing and swim in sound

Clips from the new Bryan Ferry longplayer, "Olympia", are turning up everywhere, children.

Here's a brief look inside the bonus DVD that comes with the deluxe edition of the album. This clip brings the listener inside the studio during the recording sessions for "Song To The Siren" which was originally recorded by Tim Buckley on "Starsailor", his elpee from 1970.

Sweet baby jeezus! Johnny Greenwood, Nile Rodgers and David Gilmour all on one song? Guitar gods ahoy!

The promotion for this album has had an unusually long lead time. Still, there hasn't been one leak. Information has been drip fed along the way since last May.

Not many artists or the "people" with whom they surround themselves have the kind of measured patience required for a solid publicity campaign in these interwebbed days of instant gratification. Kudos to Team Ferry!


  1. The album is streaming here:

    if you just can't wait.

  2. Ferry sounds as if he has waited all his life to sing this song! Tim Buckley is a songwriter's songwriter! Oh and the Ferry tease is wonderful!

  3. And it is streaming here, too: