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Frantic is the eleventh studio 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]

Frantic
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Studio album by
Released15 April 2002
Genre
Length47:22
LabelVirgin
ProducerBryan Ferry, Rhett Davies, Colin Good, David A. Stewart, Robin Trower
Bryan Ferry chronology
As Time Goes By
(1999)
Frantic
(2002)
Dylanesque
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
Entertainment WeeklyB+ link
PopMattersFavorable link
Stylus MagazineA- link

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Critical receptionEdit

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 and 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 listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"Bob DylanDavies, Good, Ferry4:05
2."Cruel"Ferry, David A. StewartDavies, Good, Ferry3:55
3."Goin' Down"Don NixDavies, Good, Ferry3:08
4."Goddess of Love"Ferry, StewartStewart, Ferry3:33
5."Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"DylanDavies, Good, Ferry4:05
6."Nobody Loves Me"Ferry, StewartDavies, Good, Ferry3:23
7."Ja Nun Hons Pris"Richard Coeur de Lion, arr Ferry and GoodDavies, Good, Ferry0:35
8."A Fool for Love"FerryDavies, Good, Ferry4:44
9."Goodnight Irene"Huddie Ledbetter, Alan LomaxFerry, Trower3:20
10."Hiroshima..."FerryFerry, Trower3:13
11."San Simeon"Ferry, StewartDavies, Good, Ferry4:36
12."One Way Love"Bert Russell, Norman MeadeStewart, Ferry3:05
13."I Thought"Ferry, Brian EnoFerry, Trower, Davies, Good5:40
14."I'll Forget More Than You'll Ever Know" (Japan only bonus track)Cecil NullFerry, Davies, Good 

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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