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Monday, April 10, 2017

Bryan Ferry Covers Neil Young's "Like A Hurricane": Montreal, Canada - 2017



Bryan Ferry has been covering Neil Young's "Like A Hurricane" for decades.

Ferry is covering Young's "Hurricane" while out on his current tour. Here's a recent version at Theatre St-Denis in Montreal, Canada on April ~4, 2017.

A nice sax solo is featured in this version at about ~3:45.

Bryan Ferry Vocals
Chris Spedding Guitar
Jacob Quistgaard Guitar
Jorja Chalmers Sax & Keyboards
Luke Bullen Drums
Neil Jason Bass
Christian Gulino MD & Keyboards
Marina Moore Violin & Viola
Fonzi Thornton Backing Vocals
Bobbie Gordon Backing Vocals

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At 4/12/2017 12:21:00 PM, Blogger downbutnotout said...

Oh heck! What ever next?

 
At 4/12/2017 02:04:00 PM, Blogger Andy Walters said...

Dreadful lounge music - Neil should sue him. Have you heard him sing Sedan Delivery?

 
At 4/13/2017 06:45:00 AM, OpenID flyingscotzman said...

Andy - try this one instead, it should be the perfect antidote:

https://youtu.be/WPM4CqpHsUk

This version (from the 1993 warm-up tour with Booker T) is a great demonstration of why I hold the late eighties/early nineties period in such high regard. Neil's lead guitar playing was at it's most accomplished, it's most eloquent, and the slow-burning intensity of the performances was at an all-time high. A masterclass in pacing and focus. Down By The River from the same gig was equally good.

I have a sound-upgraded DVD of this gig (breathtaking from start to finish) that I will share here at some point.

Scotsman.

 
At 4/13/2017 07:02:00 AM, OpenID flyingscotzman said...

PS

...The most significant difference between these storming early-nineties versions of Hurricane and more recent ones? The guitar solos take you on a journey, an exciting progression, rather than just go around in circles.

Despite the length, every note feels absolutely vital. There have been some okay versions in more recent years, but generally there is far too much pointless noodling around, with little of the urgency of the very best versions. The closest thing to this in recent years have been the the 2012 live versions of Ramada Inn and the first ten minutes or so of the studio take of Walk Like A Giant.

Scotsman.

 

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