Sunday, December 20, 2009

don't stop the glamour

A video has finally been unveiled for the single edit of "U Can Dance", DJ Hell's collaboration with Bryan Ferry. It's swathed in the suave, urban sophistication typically associated with BF.

Nova Dando, currently cutting shapes and making waves for Lady Gaga and La Roux, is responsible for the styling of the video which features five, sultry and slightly subversive sirens. In typical, Ferry form, the ladies are some of the hottest faces in fashion today including Betty Adewole, Annie Hammill, Kate Ellery, Florence Brudenell-Bruce and Shannon Tillery.

The smoldering, nine minute version appears on Hell's current album, "Teufelswerk". The single for "U Can Dance" will be issued in January while Bryan Ferry's original version, from which Hell acquired all the vocals for his production, will appear on Bryan's forthcoming, thirteenth, solo longplayer.

Even though the single will feature a raft of remixes from top DJs including Simian Mobile Disco, Carl Craig, Tim Goldsworthy, Audiojack, Padded Cell and Kikumoto Allstars, I think the somewhat dark and sleazy original will probably remain my favorite version of them all.

While we're fawning over all things Ferry, I'm happy to report there are two very good reasons to purchase BF's recently released hits collection. It features two, new recordings. The first is Bryan's cover of "I Don't Want To Go On Without You", which was originally recorded by The Drifters and appeared as the b-side to their legendary single, "Under The Boardwalk", in 1964.

At one point it was going to feature on Bryan's next album. However, it was decided it was best for it to be included on "The Best Of Bryan Ferry". If you listen closely to the the track you'll hear his first use of the dreaded Antares Auto-Tune program!

The second new song is a recently recorded, stripped down version of "A Fool For Love" which appeared on "Frantic", Bryan's fabulous album which was released in 2002.


  1. Alessandro LiccardoDecember 22, 2009 at 4:47 PM

    Thank you for sharing the new video, Vinny! "The Best Of Bryan Ferry" is my last purchase of the year: not only for the two new tracks, but also because it includes a few single edits ("A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall", "Slave To Love", "Don't Stop The Dance", "Kiss And Tell", "I Put A Spell On You" and "The Times They Are A-Changing") and the DVD.

  2. Ok, I'm convinced