Bryan Ferry’s ‘Frantic’ is his eleventh album as a solo artist released on February 5, 2002 by Virgin.
Track Listing : 1.It’S All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bob Dylan) – 04:05 . 2.Cruel (Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart) – 03:55 . 3.Goin’ Down (Don Nix) – 03:08 . 4.Goddess Of Love (Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart) – 03:33 . 5.Don’T Think Twice, It’S Alright (Bob Dylan) – 04:05 . 6.Nobody Loves Me (Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart) – 03:23 . 7.Ja Nun Hons Pris (Richard Coeur De Lion,Bryan Ferry, Colin Good) – 00:35 . 8.A Fool For Love (Bryan Ferry) – 04:44 . 9.Goodnight Irene (Huddie Ledbetter, Alan Lomax) – 03:20 . 10.Hiroshima (Bryan Ferry) – 03:13 . 11.San Simeon (Bryan Ferry, David A. Stewart) – 04:36 . 12.One Way Love (Bert Russell, Norman Meade) – 03:05 . 13.I Thought (Bryan Ferry, Brian Eno) – 05:40
Musicians : Bryan Ferry – Vocals, Harmonica, Keyboards . Mick Green – Guitar . Jonny Greenwood – Guitar . Robin Trower – Guitar . Chris Spedding – Electric Sitar . Brian Eno – Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Piano, Synthesizers . Colin Good – Piano . Zev Katz – Bass . Frank Ricotti – Percussion . Paul Thompson – Drums . Julia Thornton – Harp . Lucy Wilkins – Strings & Vocals . Natalia Bonner – Strings & Vocals . Lucy Theo – Strings & Vocals . Rosie Wetters -Strings And Vocals . Keith Thompson – Oboe . Robert Fowler – Alto Saxophone . Mary Nelson – Soprano . Alison Goldfrapp – Backing Vocals . Patti Russo – Backing Vocals . Lucy Kaplansky – Backing Vocals . Sarah Brown – Backing Vocals . Kelli Dayton – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies, Colin Good, David A. Stewart, Robin Trower . Michael Boddy – Engineer . Neil Brockbank – Engineer, Mixing . Bob Clearmountain – Mixing . Dan Grech-Marguerat – Assistant Engineer . Kevin Harp – Assistant Engineer . Ash Howes – Engineer, Mixing . Bob Ludwig – Mastering . Richard Norris – Engineer . Sven Taits – Engineer . Mark Tucker – Engineer
Package : Eric Boman – Photography . Nicholas Deville – Design . Bryan Ferry – Design . Albert Sanchez – Photography . Bogdan Zarkowski – Design, Photography
Released February 5, 2002 By Virgin.
The smoothest Geordie in the world dusts off the tuxedo one more time. His best album… It’s hard not to feel a surge of déja vu when first listening to this latest waxing from the overlord of lounge lizards. Not a nostalgia for the old days but a warmth that comes from knowing that old heroes have still GOT IT. […]
But it’s the most cohesive album he’s done in ages. Given how down and out he appeared to be, the fact that Frantic is more than half good is cause for joy. […]
And the covers? Well once you get over the shock of Ferry singing Dylan they’re OK, but frankly Dylan does it better – and hearing Ferry sound almost like a lightweight Elvis on Don’t Think Twice, all quivering emotion but without the warmth of tone, is plain odd. […]