The Epic 2017 Project #084: 170325
Bryan Ferry – These Foolish Things (1973)
These Foolish Things is the debut solo studio album by Bryan Ferry, who at the time was still Roxy Music’s lead vocalist. Released in October 1973 on Island Records in the UK, and Atlantic Records in the United States, it was a commercial and critical success, peaking at number 5 on the albums chart in the United Kingdom.
The album consists entirely of cover versions, most of the tracks being personal favorites of Ferry’s and spanning several decades from 1930s standards such as the title track through to the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s with Elvis Presley,Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones.
A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” (for example) was written by Bob Dylan in the summer of 1962 and was first recorded for his second album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.