Bryan Ferry has announced plans to release a new solo album featuring star studded guest collaborations with members of Radiohead, Primal Scream, Scissor Sisters and Groove Armada.
The record, ‘Olympia’, also sees the star teaming up with Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Nile Rogers and Marcus Miller. Radiohead are represented by Jonny Greenwood and Primal Scream by Mani.
It is the first album since 1973 to reunite Ferry with members of his band Roxy Music too, including guitarist Phil Manzanera, saxophonist Andy Mackay and Brian Eno.
Roxy Music are also due to headline London’s Lovebox festival on Saturday (July 17) – see NME.COM for a full report.
The album, which is the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Dylanesque’, features eight new songs and covers of Tim Buckley’s ‘Song To the Siren’ and ’60s band Traffic’s ‘No Face, No Name, No Number’.
The LP’s first single ‘You Can Dance’ will be released on August 9, accompanied by a music video shot at Wilton’s Music Hall, before the album is released on October 25.
Ferry is currently running an art exhibition at the London International Fine Art Fair in west London’s Olympia venue, while he also the subject or Noel Fielding’s latest art collection which is currently showing in London.
The full tracklisting for ‘Olympia’ is as follows:
‘You Can Dance’
‘Heartache By Numbers’
‘Me Oh My’
‘Song To The Siren’
‘No Face, No Name, No Number’
‘BF Bass (Ode To Olympia)’
‘Reason Or Rhyme’
‘Tender Is The Night’