Mamouna

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Mamouna
Studio album by Bryan Ferry
Released 5 September 1994
Genre Art Rock, avant-garde rock, electronic
Length 45:04
Label Virgin
Producer Bryan Ferry, Robin Trower
Bryan Ferry chronology
Taxi
(1993)
Mamouna
(1994)
As Time Goes By
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly (B+) link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
Stylus Magazine Favorable link

Mamouna is the ninth solo album by the British singer Bryan Ferry, released on Virgin Records in September 1994. It was Ferry's first album of original material in seven years and he spent six years writing and recording it. The album peaked at number 11 on the UK Albums Chart.

The album features contributions from all of the former members of Ferry's band Roxy Music, including Brian Eno who left the band in the 1970s.

Critical reception[edit]

Reviewing for AllMusic, critic Ned Raggett wrote of the album "There are some songs of note -- "The 39 Steps" has a slightly menacing vibe to it, appropriate given the cinematic reference of the title, while the Ferry/Eno collaboration "Wildcat Days" displays some of Eno's old synth-melting flash. Overall, though, Mamouna is pleasant without being involving."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Bryan Ferry; except where indicated

  1. "Don't Want To Know" (4:07)
  2. "N.Y.C." (4:10)
  3. "Your Painted Smile" (3:14)
  4. "Mamouna" (5:11)
  5. "The Only Face" (4:40)
  6. "The 39 Steps" (5:01)
  7. "Which Way To Turn" (5:44)
  8. "Wildcat Days" (4:34) (Ferry, Brian Eno)
  9. "Gemini Moon" (3:47)
  10. "Chain Reaction" (5:08)
  11. "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" (Live) (7:34) [Japan only bonus track]
  12. "Bête Noire" (Live) (Ferry, Patrick Leonard) (4:05) [Japan only bonus track]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Peak
Position
1994 UK Album Charts 11
1994 Billboard 200 94

References[edit]