The Bride Stripped Bare (album)

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The Bride Stripped Bare
Studio album by Bryan Ferry
Released 1 September 1978
Recorded Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland 1977
Genre Rock/Pop
Length 41:42
Label EG Records
Producer Waddy Watchel, Rick Marotta, Simon Puxley, Steve Nye and Bryan Ferry
Bryan Ferry chronology
In Your Mind
The Bride Stripped Bare
Boys and Girls
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The Bride Stripped Bare is a 1978 solo album by Bryan Ferry and is his fifth album released independent of Roxy Music. It was recorded after his girlfriend Jerry Hall left him for Mick Jagger in 1977, and appears to contain references to their break-up.

The album's title is taken from the Marcel Duchamp work The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even. Ferry had been introduced to the work as an art school student by Richard Hamilton. A subtext of Duchamp's piece is masculine and feminine relationships.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sign of the Times" (Ferry) – 2:28
  2. "Can't Let Go" (Ferry) – 5:14
  3. "Hold On (I'm Coming)" (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) – 3:37
  4. "The Same Old Blues" (J.J. Cale) – 3:21
  5. "When She Walks in the Room" (Ferry) – 6:28
  6. "Take Me to the River" (Al Green, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges) – 4:29
  7. "What Goes On" (Lou Reed) – 4:11
  8. "Carrickfergus" (traditional, arranged Ferry) – 3:46
  9. "That's How Strong My Love Is" (Roosevelt Jamison) – 3:17
  10. "This Island Earth" (Ferry) – 5:06