Studio Album - April 2002

Bryan Ferry's 'Frantic' is his first album to feature original material since 'Mamouna' seven and a half years earlier. The album is put together from various sessions and projects that Bryan had worked on since 1992. during this period, Bryan had work with Eurythmics Dave Stewart on an album called 'Alphaville' which has remained unreleased. Some of the tracks from the 'Alphaville' sessions made their way on to 'Frantic' either slightly re-mixed/edited or completely re-recorded. The album is a mixture of original material and interpretations of other artists songs.

Bryan recorded some of these tracks during his 'As Time Goes By' tour in 2002 with pianist Colin Good, bassit Zev Katz and the string section from that band. He also went back to the studio to re-record some of the 'Alphaville' sessions with members of the Roxy Music 2001 tour band, including original Roxy drummer Paul Thompson. The original version of 'Goodnight Irene' dates back to 1992 during the sessions for his 1993 album 'Taxi'.

The singles from Frantic are:

It's All Over Now Baby Blue (Germany)
Goddess Of Love (UK)
One Way Love (Germany)
Fool For Love (Promo Only)

More info including sleeves etc for these singles can be found in the FRANTIC For Collectors section of this site.

The 'Alphaville' sessions included: Love War, Cruel*, Alphaville, Nobody Loves Me*, I Don't Want To, Sonnet 18, You Can Dance, One Way Love Hiroshima, This Love*, San Simeon* & Fool For Love*
(Song titles with * are different versions from the officially released versions)

Frantic is released on the following formats:-

'Frantic' CD
'Frantic' Album Vinyl (Mainland Europe Only)
'Frantic' DVD Audio (Mainland Europe Only)
'Frantic' SACD (Super Audio CD) (Mainland Europe Only)

For completists and collectors, the DVD audio version of 'Frantic' will have the Bob Clearmountain Mix of 'Hiroshima', the other formats will include the Ash Howes Mix.

'I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know' is an exclusive track available only on the Japanese issue.

The release dates are;

MAINLAND EUROPE 15th April 2002
JAPAN 26th April 2002
UNITED KINGDOM 29th April 2002
AUSTRALIA 6th May 2002.
USA & CANADA 21st May 2002

The lyrics to all the songs on 'Frantic' can be found by clicking on each song title below. At the bottom of each song page is a link 'view the lyrics'. The individual song credits are on these pages too.

UK album chart progress:-

(1) 5th May 2002 Number 6 (Highest New Entry)
(2) 12th May 2002 Number 18
(3) 19th May 2002 Number 32
(4) 26th May 2002 Number 41

Album Track Listing

Other Tracks of Interest

Album Musicians & Credits