Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Keen huntsman covers Victoria's Secret salesperson

We've been looking at the email, trying to determine if it's either some sort of new year jape, or perhaps the result of too much festive partying. But, no, it really does seem Bryan Ferry has recorded an album of Bob Dylan covers.

It's called Dylanesque, due out on March 6th. Ferry seems to think this is his Larry Olivier moment:

"As far as the words are concerned it's a bit like an actor tackling Shakespeare."

Splendidly, and fittingly for a man who does his advertising work for Marks and Spencer rather than a saucy panty shop, Ferry has chosen to conclude that The Times They Are A Changin' isn't hoping for a revolution:

"The way I do it doesn't mean it isn't a protest song… this song can be whatever you want it to be. I grew up with the jazz idea that you could do a song in many different ways…"

We look forward to Ferry Does The Clash in 2008, with the revelation that White Riot was actually about the Countryside March.

What does this mean? Probably that Ferry has now done all the standards and is casting about for new projects to keep him in lounge suits and M&S chardonnay.