Notes: Includes the song "I Thought", written by
Brian and performed by Bryan and Brian.
Frantic is hardly an appropriate title choice for Bryan
Ferry, who is the epitome of unflustered, cucumber-cool
decorum. Frantic, his first album to feature original
material since Mamouna, has been simmering away on the
back burner for all of eight years. And it's all the
tastier for it. The ingredients are just right: another
song cowritten with former Roxy Music partner Brian
Eno; tunes about models, movies, amour, and large
houses; a guest appearance from Radiohead's Jonny
Greenwood on "Hiroshima" (this is Ferry reclaiming
his stolen clothes from the New Romantics' wardrobe);
four fine new numbers co-penned in the 1990s with the
Eurythmics' Dave Stewart; contributions from guitarists
of the caliber of Chris Spedding and Mick Green;
backing vocalists of the caliber of Lucy Laplansky and
Alison Goldfrapp; a little bit of medieval; a little
bit ofLeadbelly; and a little bit of Dylan. Often the
involvement of so many contributors results in too many
cooks spoiling the broth, but not here. Compliments to
the chef. This being a Bryan Ferry album, you can still
play it at dinner parties, but the sensual ardor put
into Frantic suggests Ferry had blood, sweat, and tears
trickling down his tuxedo. This is a fantastic album.
Ferry Returns with a Renewed Vigor Following his Near
Brush with Death and a Renewed Friendship with Old
Bandmate Brian Eno who Co-wrote and Guests on 'i Thought'.
Other Tracks Includes Four Collaborations with Eurythmic
Dave Stewart and Radiohead Guitarist Jonny Greenwood
Plays on 'hiroshima'. Also on Board Are Roxy Drummer
Paul Thompson and Guitar Legend Chris Spedding. Once
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Produced by Longtime Production Partner Rhett Davies.
A Masterful, Timeless Piece of Art!