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Bryan Ferry Live In New York: A Career Of Cool

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I knew Bryan Ferry was going to be cool in person, but I didn’t know he was going to be that cool.

Even though he’s well into his dotage–the Durham born singer is 74–he exudes a timeless elegance that makes him rock and roll’s eternal casanova. He looks great, he sounds great and he knows how to put on a show.

Ferry’s show at the Captiol Theater (8/7) was a clinic of cool–a career-spanning 22-song set that included tracks from his Roxy Music catalog as well as his solo work.

Of the former, numbers like “India” and “More Than This” were rather heart-stopping and of the latter, “Slave To Love” and “Boys and Girls” were definite highlights.

The last few years have been busy for Ferry–he put out 2018’s Bitter-Sweet album, earlier this year he was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his Roxy Music bandmates and his  2019 World Tour has stops in Europe, Japan, Canada, The United States, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

But all that work aside, Ferry was unruffled onstage and deep into the set, through numbers like the cresting “Avalon” or the funky “Love Is The Drug,” he remained a picture of fashionable grace.

Bryan Ferry Set List:

  1. India
  2. The Main Thing
  3. The Space Between
  4. The 39 Steps
  5. Out of the Blue
  6. Slave to Love
  7. While My Heart Is Still Beating
  8. Don’t Stop the Dance
  9. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  10. Boys and Girls
  11. Dance Away
  12. My Only Love
  13. Take A Chance With Me
  14. To Turn You On
  15. In Every Dream Home A Heartache
  16. If There Is Something
  17. More Than This
  18. Avalon
  19. Love Is The Drug
  20. Editions Of You
  21. Jealous Guy
  22. Let’s Stick Together