In Your Mind (album)

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In Your Mind
Studio album by
Released1 February 1977
StudioAIR Studios, London
ProducerBryan Ferry, Steve Nye
Bryan Ferry chronology
Let's Stick Together
In Your Mind
The Bride Stripped Bare
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars link
Christgau's Record GuideB+[1]

In Your Mind is the fourth solo studio album by Bryan Ferry, the former lead vocalist for Roxy Music. It was his first solo album consisting entirely of original songs: the first two had been cover albums, the second concluding with an original song, the third a collection of B-side and EP material consisting of cover versions.

As Ferry's first solo all-original LP effort, released after Roxy Music went on a four-year hiatus, it was supported by an extensive tour.

Critical reception[edit]

Reviewing for AllMusic, critic Ned Raggett wrote of the album "On balance, though, In Your Mind remains the secret highlight of Ferry's musical career, an energetic album that would have received far more attention as a full Roxy release."[2] And the critic Robert Christgau wrote of the album "Ferry has custom-designed a new line of songs for his solo concept, rather than borrowing from early Roxy or his humble forebears, and especially on side one the stuff is appealingly down-to-earth."[3] The album was given a three and half star review in the Rolling Stone Album Guide with the following comments "In Your Mind strives for the windswept, bracing impact of Roxy Music's classic Siren. The surfeit of Ferry's compostions is gratifying, though even the hookiest ("Tokyo Joe," "Party Doll") merely restate Roxy's familiar romantic and musical themes."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bryan Ferry except where noted.

1."This Is Tomorrow" 3:40
2."All Night Operator" 3:08
3."One Kiss" 3:35
4."Love Me Madly Again" 7:26
5."Tokyo Joe" 3:55
6."Party Doll" 4:32
7."Rock of Ages"Bryan Ferry, Chris Thomas4:31
8."In Your Mind" 5:18


Note: The LP's sleeve notes includes "thanks" to a list of musicians. Only their names are mentioned, their instruments and the exact songs on which they play are not. The following list merely tentatively mentions the instruments the same musicians have played on other Ferry records

  • Steve Nye – recording engineer
  • Ross Cullum – assistant engineer
  • Nigel Walker – assistant engineer
  • Nick de Ville – design
  • Bob Bowkett (C.C.S.) – artwork
  • Monty Coles – photography

Cover versions[edit]

U.K. girl group Bananarama have covered "Tokyo Joe" as b-side on 1 of 2 seven inch singles of Love Comes in 2009.


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: F". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via
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  4. ^ DeCurtis, Anthony (Ed.). "Bryan Ferry". Rolling Stone Album Guide. 1992. pg. 243
  • David Buckley (2004). The Thrill of It All: The Story of Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music

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