1985 Bryan Ferry – Boys And Girls

Boys And Girls is the sixth solo studio album by the English singer and songwriter Bryan Ferry, released in June 1985 by E.G. Records. The album was Ferry’s first solo album in seven years and the first since he had disbanded his group Roxy Music in 1983. The album was Ferry’s first and only number one solo album in the UK. It was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry and contains two UK top 40 hit singles. It is also Ferry’s most successful solo album in the US, having been certified Gold for sales in excess of half a million copies there.

The album contained the track “Slave to Love”, which became one of Ferry’s most popular solo hits. The single was released on 29 April 1985 and spent nine weeks in the UK charts in 1985, peaking at number 10, along with the other (modestly successful) singles “Don’t Stop the Dance” and “Windswept”.

The guitar solo at the end of “Slave to Love” featured Neil Hubbard and the album featured other famous guitarists such as Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Nile Rodgers of Chic and Keith Scott from Bryan Adams’ band.


1  Sensation (Bryan Ferry) 05:07
Slave To Love (Bryan Ferry) 04:19
Don’t Stop The Dance (Bryan Ferry; Rhett Davies) 04:19
4  A Waste Land (Bryan Ferry) 01:00
Windswept (Bryan Ferry) 04:33
6  The Chosen One (Bryan Ferry) 04:51
7  Valentine (Bryan Ferry) 03:48
8  Stone Woman (Bryan Ferry) 04:56
9  Boys And Girls (Bryan Ferry) 05:25


BassNeil Jason
BassMarcus Miller
BassAlan Spenner
GuitarChester Kamen
KeyboardsJon Carin
CelloMartin McCarick
StringsAnne Stephenson
PercussionJim Maelen
Background VocalsVirginia Hewes
Background VocalsEdnah Holt
Background VocalsFonzi Thornton
Background VocalsRuby Turner
Background VocalsAlfa Anderson
Background VocalsMichelle Cobbs
Background VocalsYanick Etienne
Background VocalsColleen Fitz-Charles
Background VocalsLisa Fitz-Charles
Background VocalsSimone Fitz-Charles
VocalsBryan Ferry

Other Musicians

1 Sensation

DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarNile Rodgers

2 Slave To Love

BassTony Levin
DrumsOmar Hakim
GuitarNeil Hubbard
KeyboardsGuy Fletcher

3 Don’t Stop The Dance

DrumsAndy Newmark
SaxDavid Sanborn

4 A Waste Land

DrumsAndy Newmark

5 Windswept

DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarDavid Gilmour
SaxDavid Sanborn

6 The Chosen One

DrumsAndy Newmark

7 Valentine

DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarMark Knopfler

8 Stone Woman

DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarDavid Gilmour

9 Boys And Girls

DrumsAndy Newmark

Liner Notes

Producer – Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies
Engineer – Andy Lyden, Bob Clearmountain, Brian McGee, Dominick Maita, Femi Jiya, Neil Dorfsman, Rhett Davies
Engineer (Assistant) – Benjamin Armbrister, Bruce Lampcov, Carb, Dave Greenberg, Heff Moraes, John Levell, Kendal Stubbs, Kevin Killen, Mike Krowiak, Peter Revill, Randy Ezratty, Steve Churchyard
Mastered By – BobLudwig
Mixed By – Bob Clearmountain

Art Direction – Bryan Ferry, Simon Puxley
Artwork – Cream
Photography – Antony Price

Mastered At Masterdisk
Mixed At Power Station
Recorded At Air Studios
Recorded At Compass Point Studios
Recorded At Effanel Music
Recorded At RPM Studios
Recorded At Sarm West Studios
Recorded At White House Recording Studios
Phonographic Copyright E.G. Records Ltd
Copyright E.G. Records Ltd