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 Post subject: This Is Tomorrow Calling
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:04 am 
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Hello Fellow Ferryfans..

Rendezvous brought a really interesting song to my attention the other day called

As The World Turns

https://youtu.be/J8rdwLNl8q4

Written in 1977 and featured as the B side on
This is Tomorrow Calling
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It got me to wonderin :lol:

What B side songs are your favourites?
Just as Good if not Better than A side?

What songs do you consider worthy of much more attention than they received?
In other words,
Overlooked Gems?

And what RoxyFerrysongs do you think
Stand the Test of Time the Best..

You Know That Time Spent Well
Is So Rare


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 Post subject: Re: This Is Tomorrow Calling
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:18 am 
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Personally, I'm not really a fan of the Roxy/Ferry B-sides & only find a few even listenable.

I seem to recall that 'As the World Turns, a Ferry/Jobson composition was originally worked on on the 'Siren' sessions, but was discarded until 'IYM'. It features a guitar solo by one Robert Fripp which I'm not a fan of, (the solo, not the guitarist!) - seems too fast and not to fit the song - but hey what do I know?

My favourite B-side would have to be 'She's Leaving Home', flip side of 'Tokyo Joe'. It was even sort of a hit in the UK in it's own right. When the single was falling down the chart - 15 to 24, I think, 'SLH' started getting radio play and consequently 'TJ' went back up to #20 the following week.

A couple of others B-sides I like are, 'To Turn you On, & 'Windswept', (instrumental version), B-side of 'Is Your love Strong Enough').


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 Post subject: Re: This Is Tomorrow Calling
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:55 pm 
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I have always liked As the World Turns, a lost gem.
I also like the first 4 b-sides of the Roxy singles, The Numberer, The Pride And The Pain, Hula-Kula and You're Application's Failed.
They all showed a very different side to the Roxy we knew.
She's Leaving Home was part of a bigger project where many different artistes performed their version of Beatles songs. I think the album was called "All This And World War 2". I bought it at the time.
I remember reading at the time that the Bee Gees thought their version of SLH was better and should have been chosen for the album, although they already had 2 other songs on it.

Michael


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 Post subject: Re: This Is Tomorrow Calling
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'Lover', 'Always Unknowing', additional songs on the 'Windswept' EP.


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 Post subject: Re: This Is Tomorrow Calling
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:56 pm 
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Atwt has a great guitar contribution from Robert Fripp. Also, Ferry's vocal was notable for the complete absence of camp possibly for the first time.


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 Post subject: Re: This Is Tomorrow Calling
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:48 pm 
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Lover and She's Leaving Home were far too good to be "B" sides. She's Leaving Home is his best Beatles cover.


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 Post subject: Re: This Is Tomorrow Calling
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:54 pm 
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She's leaving home is great isn't it? Bryan's version was once cited by Kate Bush as one of her favourites.

Here's a link to a snippet of an interview I heard once
http://gaffa.org/cloud/subjects/bryan_ferry.html


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 Post subject: Re: This Is Tomorrow Calling
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:39 pm 
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Thanks everyone,

RoxySiren, I like the way you mentioned
" the complete absence of Camp.."
I never thought about that in Bryan's singing, what songs do you find Especially Campy? :lol:

One of my Absolute Favourite Ferrysongs is
Lover

https://youtu.be/A_7WtRBtIFs

I'm sure Fellow Ferryfans might be divided about that as they are about Is Your Love Strong Enough :lol:

Which I personally Love,
And think about WS2 and how much I miss him every time I hear it


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 Post subject: Re: This Is Tomorrow Calling
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:51 pm 
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teresa wrote:

RoxySiren, I like the way you mentioned
" the complete absence of Camp.."
I never thought about that in Bryan's singing, what songs do you find Especially Campy? :lol:



Pretty much all of them until the bride stripped bare. Camp more in the ostentatious vocal style sense https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_(style)


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 Post subject: Re: This Is Tomorrow Calling
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Quite funny to think of Ferry/Roxy as camp. Ferry and Bowie were just different than anything before or after. The singing on the first album and visual performances of the first two albums with Eno on board, I can see what your saying, but after that NO. I thought of George Melly, Larry Grayson, Frankie Howard as camp. :lol: https://youtu.be/oTMdtKEIoOc https://youtu.be/WdrywyZBKVs


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