Monday, 10 Nov. 2003 / Festsaal Messe Basel
“Oh – can't you see, love is the drug for me” – a lot of the young and young at heart will remember this line from the song “Love is the Drug” by British lounge lizard, dandy and former frontman of Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry. Thanks to their innovative power – with a sound palette ranging from intellectual to off-beat and even kitsch, this formation made music history. The sartorially immaculate pioneer of Lifestyle, who specializes in erotically tinted, decadent, bombastic and evocative songs, has remained true to his favourite themes of love, loneliness and longing down the years. Ferry presented his solo album “Frantic” in Basel and was sure to draw the audience under his spell.
The opening act, according to Ferry’s wishes, is being performed by the Canadian singer and pianist Sarah Slean, who so far is only known by insiders amongst us. She introduces us to the delicate songwriting of her four albums to date.