Mamouna [Remaster]

Performers Bryan Ferry

Virgin | March 28, 2000 | Compact Disc

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This 1994 Bryan Ferry album sees the singer gathering most of the musicians he'd worked with over the last decade to contribute to the recording. Mamouna even includes the work of Brian Eno and Andy McKay, a point adequate to get any Roxy Music or Ferry fan buying this album. Ferry once again suavely fronts a band kicking out some funky dance-rock, especially on "N.Y.C." He slows it down for "Your Painted Smile" and the song absolutely smolders. More than 20 years after his first solo album, this disc shows that Ferry's craft was still growing and developing.  

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 28, 2000

Genre: General

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1994

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724384771522

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Mamouna [Remaster]

Mamouna [Remaster]

Performers Bryan Ferry
Guest Artist(s) Andy MacKay, Brian Eno, Maceo Parker, Nile Rodgers, Phil Manzanera, Robin Trower
Producer Chris Kimsey

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 28, 2000

Genre: General

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1994

Label Name: Virgin

UPC: 724384771522


See artistic credits for this CD
Title Track Time
1.Don't Want To Know --
2.N.Y.C. --
3.Your Painted Smile --
4.Mamouna --
5.The Only Face --
6.The 39 Steps --
7.Which Way To Turn --
8.Wildcat Days --
9.Gemini Moon --
10.Chain Reaction --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Bryan Ferry (vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, strings); David Williams, Neil Hubbard, Chester Kamen, Jeff Thall (guitar); Mike Paice (alto saxophone); Guy Fletcher (synthesizer); Nathan East, Pino Palladino, Guy Pratt (bass); Steve Ferrone (drums); Luke Cresswell, Luis Jardim, Steve Scales (percussion); Richard T. Norris (programming, tape loops); Rhett Davies (programming); Carleen Anderson, Jhelisa, Fonzi Thornton, David Williams, Yannick Etienne, Paul Johnson (background vocals); Nan Kidwell, Neil Jason. Recorded at Utopia, Olympic and Master Rock Studios, London, England. All songs written or co-written by Bryan Ferry. From his earliest days fronting Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry perfected a coy kind of R&B-based music with a techno-progressive overlay of synthesizers and post-industrial guitar thrash, even as his sly, dry martini vocals and fey lounge lizard poses defined a new style of urban chic. But with MAMOUNA, Ferry has fashioned an ambiguous, seductive, unsettling soundscape in which the old lounge lizard is now seen as a rootless romantic searching for anything to hang on to, or the nearest exit--but as the menacing "Wildcat Days" suggests, there's "no way out." Ferry's songs personify longing, denial and spiritual ambivalence, but what makes MAMOUNA so special is its atmospheric mix of guitars and keyboards, its taut, spatial selection of laid back dance grooves. Adding to the power of his funk are a who's who of top rock and R&B musicians, including guitarist Nile Rodgers, James Brown/P-Funk alumni Maceo Parker and ex-Roxy Music collaborators Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay and Brian Eno. The return of Eno has a profound effect on Ferry's music, as his moody sound processing lends an Oriental ambience to each arrangement, to particular effect on the title tune, with its mystic pan-Arabic airs, and the suave, mysterious "N.Y.C." Ferry makes the most of these hypnotic grooves on the seductive, bluesy "Gemini Moon," the R&B foreplay of "Chain Reaction," and the decadent "Your Painted Smile."
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