Bryan Ferry “Olympia”

Posted 16 Dec 2010 in Albums of 2010, Albums of the 10s, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#226 in the Series) is Bryan Ferry, Olympia.

Olympia is Bryan Ferry’s  13 solo album. It’s his first album of new material in over eight years. His last being the Frantic album.

Olympia was produced by Bryan and also Rhett Davies.  Davies also produced Phil Manzanera’s 801 Listen Now, Split Enz, King Crimson, Dire Straits, Talk Talk and of course Roxy Music and many more.

Many old Bryan’s old Roxy Music band mates make appearances here. They include Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, Neil Hubbard,and Andy Newmark.  Not to mention other notables such as Flea, Steve Nieve and David Gilmour.


  • Bryan Ferry – Keyboards, Piano, Producer, Vocals
  • Merlin Ferry – Guitar
  • Tara Ferry – Drums
  • Flea – Bass
  • David Gilmour – Guitar
  • Colin Good – Keyboards, Synthesizer
  • Neil Hubbard – Guitar
  • Andrew Mackay –  Oboe
  • Phil Manzanera – Guitar
  • Marcus Miller –  Bass
  • Andy Newmark  – Drums
  • Steve Nieve – Piano
  • Frank Ricotti – Percussion
  • Chris Spedding  – Guitar
  • Oliver Thompson – Guitar
  • David Williams –  Guitar

Track listing

All tracks by Ferry/Stewart unless otherwise noted.

  1. “You Can Dance” – 4:29
  2. “Alphaville” – 4:25
  3. “Heartache By Numbers” – 4:56 (Ferry/Scissor Sisters)
  4. “Me Oh My” – 4:40 (Ferry)
  5. “Shameless” – 4:36 (Ferry/Cato/Findlay)
  6. “Song to the Siren” – 5:56 (Buckley/Beckett)
  7. “No Face, No Name, No Number” – 4:40 (Capaldi/Winwood)
  8. “BF Bass (Ode to Olympia)” – 4:09 (Ferry/Manzanera)
  9. “Reason or Rhyme” – 6:52 (Ferry)
  10. “Tender Is the Night” – 4:35

Extended Edition extra tracks:

  1. “Whatever Gets You thru the Night” – 3:19 (Lennon)
  2. “One Night” (Bartholomew/King/Steiman) – 4:00

“So Far’ the highest Top 200 Charting position on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart is #71. However, The album is still current.

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