Frantic (album)

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Frantic
Studio album by Bryan Ferry
Released 5 February 2002
Genre Art rock, Pop rock
Length 47:22
Label Virgin
Producer Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies, Colin Good, David A. Stewart, Robin Trower
Bryan Ferry chronology
As Time Goes By
(1999)
Frantic
(2002)
Dylanesque
(2007)

Frantic is an album by British singer Bryan Ferry, the former lead vocalist for Roxy Music. It was released on Virgin Records in 2002. The majority of tracks were produced by the team of Rhett Davies, Colin Good, and Bryan Ferry; David A. Stewart and Robin Trower also co-produced several tracks.[1] [2] [3] [4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B+ link
PopMatters Favorable link
Stylus Magazine A- link

Critical reception[edit]

Reviewing for AllMusic critic, Tim DiGravina wrote of the album "Some listeners might suggest that an album this varied has an identity crisis, but with [these] standout tracks as glorious as the Dylan covers and the Eno closer, Frantic is a fascinating addition to Bryan Ferry's accomplished discography."[5] And reviewing for PopMatters critic, David Medsker wrote of the album "Frantic may play like a greatest hits album, with bits here recalling Boys & Girls and songs there echoing late Roxy, and it may rank in the middle to upper of the pack of his overall body of work. 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."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"   Bob Dylan Davies, Good, Ferry 4:05
2. "Cruel"   Ferry, David A. Stewart Davies, Good, Ferry 3:55
3. "Goin' Down"   Don Nix Davies, Good, Ferry 3:08
4. "Goddess of Love"   Ferry, Stewart Stewart, Ferry 3:33
5. "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"   Dylan Davies, Good, Ferry 4:05
6. "Nobody Loves Me"   Ferry, Stewart Davies, Good, Ferry 3:23
7. "Ja Nun Hons Pris"   Richard Coeur de Lion, arr Ferry and Good Davies, Good, Ferry 0:35
8. "A Fool for Love"   Ferry Davies, Good, Ferry 4:44
9. "Goodnight Irene"   Huddie Ledbetter, Alan Lomax Ferry, Trower 3:20
10. "Hiroshima"   Ferry Ferry, Trower 3:13
11. "San Simeon"   Ferry, Stewart Davies, Good, Ferry 4:36
12. "One Way Love"   Russell, Meade Stewart, Ferry 3:05
13. "I Thought"   Ferry, Brian Eno Ferry, Trower, Davies, Good 5:40
14. "I'll Forget More Than You'll Ever Know (Japan only bonus track)"   Cecil Null Ferry, Davies, Good  

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Medsker, David. "Bryan Ferry: Frantic". popmatters.com. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Young, Alex. "Album Review: Bryan Ferry – Olympia". consequenceofsound.net. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Jones, Chris. "Bryan Ferry Frantic Review". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Weiner, Mathew. "Bryan Ferry". stylusmagazine.com. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/frantic-mw0000660001
  6. ^ http://www.popmatters.com/review/ferrybryan-frantic/

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