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These Foolish Things (1973)

Bryan Ferry

these foolish things

Track Listing

1 A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
2 River Of Salt
3 Don't Ever Change
4 Piece Of My Heart
5 Baby I Don't Care
6 It's My Party
7 Don't Worry Baby
8 Sympathy For The Devil
9 The Tracks Of My Tears
10 You Won't See Me
11 I Love How You Love Me
12 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
13 These Foolish Things

BPI Silver Certification Bryan Ferry's These Foolish Things, released on the 5th of October 1973, was awarded Silver Certification by The British Phonograph Industry (BPI) on the 1st of November 1973, indicating sales in the United Kingdom exceeding 60,000 units.

The album received Gold Certification, indicating sales in the United Kingdom in excess of 100,000 units on the 1st of May 1974.

Writing Credits

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall - Dylan, River Of Salt - Brown - J & B Zackery, Don't Ever Change - Goffin & King, Piece Of My Heart - Berns & Ragovoy, Baby I Don't Care - Lieber & Stoller, It's My Party - Wiener / Gold / Gluck Jr, Don't Worry Baby - Wilson & Christian, Sympathy For The Devil - Jagger & Richards, The Tracks Of My Tears - Robinson / Tarplin / Moore, You Won't See Me - Lennon & McCartney, I Love How You Love Me - Kolber & Mann, Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - Hunter & Wonder, These Foolish Things - Maschwitz & Strackey

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Bryan Ferry voice, piano
John Porter guitars and bass
Paul Thompson drums
Eddie Jobson keyboards / violin
David Skinner piano
Roger Ball saxes
Malcolm Duncan tenor sax
Henry Lowther trumpet

Additional Musicians

Phil Manzanera guitar solo (on 10)
John Punter additional drums (on 7 & 8)
Ruan O'Lochlainn alto sax (on 11)
Robbie Montgomery backing vocals (on 1 & 8)
Jesse Davis backing vocals (on 1 & 8)
'The Angelettes' backing vocals on all other tracks
Roger Ball horn arrangements


Recorded At Air Studios, London, June1973
Produced By Bryan Ferry, John Porter and John Punter
Engineered By John Punter, Steve Nye and Andy Arthurs
Mixed By Bob Clearmountain
Engineer Bob Clearmountain
Cover By Nicholas De Ville
Photography Karl Stoecker
Clothes & Make-Up Anthony Price
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