[The solo album covers] aren’t cynical renditions at all. If you read great writers you find that their language has layers, double meanings. You take a great song and you can transform it, add some sort of twist to it…

It’s not a question of hiding behind masks. I’m very much myself all the time. I’m not that good an actor, I couldn’t pull it off, I don’t know… everybody’s very complex. You can move in different directions. Have an adventure with yourself…

I’ve drawn most of my inspiration from the cinema. I’m interested in fantasy, things which are slightly unreal. Like the album cover of Another Time, Another Place. It’s a very bleak kind of cover, it tells a story. It has a sort of Last Year at Marienbad feeling. — Bryan Ferry

To mark the release of his live album BRYAN FERRY LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 1974, the singer-songwriter and Roxy Music founder returns to the venue this week for a pair of concerts.


Wednesday and Friday, March 11 and 13. Doors at 6:45 pm.

Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London

Bryan Ferry, photographs, letters, and album covers related to the 1974 solo concert at the Royal Albert Hall and the early days of Roxy Music, including tea in Paris with Salvador Dalí in 1973. Below, photograph from recent solo tour. Images courtesy and © the artist, his record companies, the photographers, and E. G. Management.

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