Bryan Ferry releases his seventh solo album : ‘Bête Noire’ featuring ‘Kiss and Tell’ (1987)
Bryan Ferry‘s ‘Bête Noire’ is his seventh solo studio album released on November 2, 1987 by Virgin / E.G.
1 . Kiss And Tell (Live, 1988 / 1989)
2 . The Right Stuff (w/ Bryan Ferry, Official Video)
3 . The Right Stuff (“Peter’s Pop Show,” 1987)
4 . The Bete Noire Tour
Track Listing : 1.Limbo (Bryan Ferry, Patrick Leonard) – 05:00 . 2.Kiss And Tell (Bryan Ferry) – 04:57 . 3.New Town (Bryan Ferry) – 04:50 . 4.Day For Night (Bryan Ferry, Patrick Leonard) – 05:35 . 5.Zamba (Bryan Ferry, Patrick Leonard) – 03:00 . 6.The Right Stuff (Bryan Ferry, Johnny Marr) – 04:25 . 7.Seven Deadly Sins (Bryan Ferry, Chester Kamen, Guy Pratt) – 05:10 . 8.The Name Of The Game (Bryan Ferry, Patrick Leonard) – 05:28 . 9.Bête Noire (Bryan Ferry, Patrick Leonard) – 04:53
Musicians : Bryan Ferry – Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Piano . David Gilmour – Guitars . Johnny Marr – Guitars . Neil Hubbard – Guitars . Dann Huff – Guitars . Chester Kamen – Guitars . David Williams – Guitars . Bill Rupert – Guitars . Abraham Laboriel – Bass Guitar . Marcus Miller – Bass Guitar . Guy Pratt – Bass Guitar . Andy Newmark – Drums . Vinnie Colaiuta – Drums . John Robinson – Drums . Rhett Davies – Drum Machines . Patrick Leonard – Keyboards . Courtney Pine – Saxophone . Dan Wilensky – Saxophone . Mario Abramovich – Violin . José Libertella – Bandoneon . Luis Stazo – Bandoneon . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Jimmy Maelen – Percussion . Albert Sanchez – Backing Vocals . Tawatha Agee – Backing Vocals . Siedah Garrett – Backing Vocals . Fonzi Thornton – Backing Vocals . Paul Johnson – Backing Vocals . Yanick Etienne – Backing Vocals
Production : Produced By Bryan Ferry, Chester Kamen, Patrick Leonard . Ian Eales – Engineer . Steve Jackson – Engineer . Kevin Killen – Engineer . Bruce Lampcov – Mixing . Bob Ludwig – Mastering . Alan Meyerson – Mixing
Recorded 1986–1987 At Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; Marcadet, Paris; Mireval, Var; Guillaume Tell, Paris.
Released On November 2, 1987 By .
Video Director(s) : Michael Roberts for “Limbo”
(Source Bryan Ferry – Bete Noire | Official Site)
The Melody Maker
As far removed from Pop Will Eat Itself as Catherine Deneuve from Su Pollard, Bete Noire is slim, glacial and smells sublime. Radical, no, but a generation whose style icons include Paula Yates and Jonathan Ross desperately needs a considered demonstration of knowing class, the sophistry of old-style “romantic bluff” if we’re to see Champagne and Roses outlive Dirty Den and Atari. […]
Bete Noire sparkles as the highlight of Ferry’s post-Roxy solo career, adding enough energy to make it more than Boys and Girls part two. Here, his trademark well-polished heartache strikes a fine balance between mysterious moodiness and dancefloor energyand Leonard adds more than a few tricks that keep the pep up. […]
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