If the idea had come from someone else, it wouldn’t have caught our attention this much. But given the fact that it’s Bryan Ferry —an aesthete who in his peak (those of the early Roxy Music days) always plumped for feminine allure on the band’s record covers—means things have an extra special twist. Ferry, the aristocrat par excellence of British pop elegance, has chosen Kate Moss for the cover of his impending new album, “Olympia”, which features collaborations with Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Nile Rodgers (Chic) and Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), who also worked on “Frantic” (2002). The recording of the album has seen, to a certain extent, the reunion of Roxy Music again in a studio (Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay have also contributed with their talent to the album). In a statement made to Metro, Ferry said: "Kate has long been the femme fatale of our age, as controversial as she is beautiful, and the most glamorous female icon since Marilyn Monroe.” So that’s why Kate Moss is his pin-up girl. The model is shown in a pose resembling Édouard Manet’s painting, which inspired the album’s title. “Olympia” will be released on 25th October. A treat for your turntable and perhaps for your wall, too.
Brian Ferry - “Olympia”01. You Can Dance02. Alphaville03. Heartache By Numbers04. Me Oh My05. Shameless06. Song To The Siren07. No Face, No Name, No Number08. BF Bass (Ode to Oympia)09. Reason or Rhyme10. Tender is The Night