Wednesday, 17 August 2011

A Mantle Most Fine

'Psalm' was apparently the first song that Bryan Ferry ever wrote, but it had to wait until the third Roxy Music LP 'Stranded' before making it onto vinyl.

This live version, as performed on the German Musikladen show in 1973, lacks the Welsh Male Voice Choir of the studio recording, but slowly settles into an amazing groove. Bryan pulls his usual faces, but seems to be enjoying himself. I particularly like it when someone off camera throws him a tambourine and the revivalist / snake oil salesman look is completed.

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