1978 Bryan Ferry – The Bride Stripped Bar

The Bride Stripped Bare is a 1978 solo album by Bryan Ferry and is his fifth album released independent of Roxy Music. It was recorded after his girlfriend Jerry Hall left him for Mick Jagger in 1977, and appears to contain references to their break-up. The album peaked at number 13 on the albums chart in the United Kingdom. Although critically acclaimed, the album didn’t achieve the success it was expected as it was released in the peak of punk rock.

Tracks

Sign Of The Times (Bryan Ferry) 02:28
2  Can’t Let Go (Bryan Ferry) 05:13
3  Hold On (I’m Coming) (Isaac Hayes; David Porter) 03:42
4  The Same Old Blues (JJ Cale) 03:21
5  When She Walks In The Room (Bryan Ferry) 06:24
6  Take Me To The River (Al Green; Mabon Teenie Hodges) 04:28
7  What Goes On (Lou Reed) 04:07
8  Carrickfergus (Traditional) 03:47
9  That’s How Strong My Love Is (Roosevelt Jamison) 03:17
10  This Island Earth (Bryan Ferry) 04:56

Musicians

1 Sign Of The Times

BassAlan Spenner
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Electric PianoAnn Odell
VocalsBryan Ferry


2 Can’t Let Go

BassAlan Spenner
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
PianoAnn Odell
VocalsBryan Ferry


3 Hold On (I’m Coming)

BassAlan Spenner
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarNeil Hubbard
Slide GuitarWaddy Wachtel
PianoAnn Odell
SaxMel Collins
TrumpetMartin Drover
Background VocalsWaddy Wachtel
VocalsBryan Ferry


4 The Same Old Blues

BassAlan Spenner
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
VocalsBryan Ferry


5 When She Walks In The Room

DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarNeil Hubbard
PianoBryan Ferry
Background VocalsWaddy Wachtel
VocalsBryan Ferry


6 Take Me To The River

BassAlan Spenner
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
VocalsBryan Ferry


7 What Goes On

BassAlan Spenner
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
OrganAnn Odell
VocalsBryan Ferry


8 Carrickfergus

BassHerbie Flowers
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
VocalsBryan Ferry


9 That’s How Strong My Love Is

BassAlan Spenner
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarNeil Hubbard
SaxMel Collins
TrumpetMartin Drover
VocalsBryan Ferry


10 This Island Earth

GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsBryan Ferry
VocalsBryan Ferry

Liner Notes

Producer – Bryan Ferry, Rick Marotta, Simon Puxley, Steve Nye, Waddy Wachtel
Arranged By – Bryan Ferry (Track 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Ann Odell (Tracks 2, 5, 10)
Engineer (Atlantic Studios, Assistant) – Randy Mason
Engineer (Atlantic Studios) – Jimmy Douglass, Lew Hahn
Engineer (Mountain Studios, Assistant) – David Richards, Martin Pearson
Engineer (Mountain Studios) – Steve Nye

Artwork By – Cream
Design – Antony Price
Photography By – John Swannell

Phonographic Copyright (p) – E.G. Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – E.G. Records Ltd.
Recorded At – Mountain Studios
Remixed At – Atlantic Studios
Marketed By – Virgin