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5.0 out of 5 stars Ferry in fine form
If you're thinking about buying this album then it will be worth the purchase price for one song alone - the wonderful "A Fool For Love". Ferry has written some complex, deep, inventive and witty lyrics in the past but the words to this ballad are remarkably straightforward by comparison. Straightforward, but incredibly heart-rending. Ferry's voice has rarely been...
Published on 1 May 2002 by Richard Swift

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3.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good
Apart from the witless images of Mr Ferry chasing a dozen fatal diseases, you'll find there's plenty to enthuse over here. Although I've never been too sure about Ferry's voice, the tight production suits him and tends to be more commercial than anything else.
This album first came to my notice via the-single-that-never-was - A Fool For Love - which I heard on the...
Published on 13 Jun 2003 by Sam TIP


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5.0 out of 5 stars Elegancia Sostenida En El Tiempo, 17 Aug 2011
This review is from: Frantic [DVD AUDIO] (DVD Audio)
Particularmente no soy fan aserrimo de Bryan Ferry, mas bien llego a mis manos este disco por una busqueda del formato en el cual se presenta (DVD-AUDIO, Multicanal). Debo reconocer que su estilo se mantiene inalterado, conservando este estilo elegante. Se aleja algo quizas de los tradicionales ritmos que lo identificaron desde su estada en Roxy Music...sorprendido, grata sorpresa...recomendable como todo buen disco a "poner play" y escuchar...si posees una configuración de sonido se vera aun mas acrecentada tu experiencia...
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Whiskey wow wow!" (she breathed), 2 Jun 2002
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Such intelligent and lovely music makes *my* world a better place. Driving down the highway is vastly improved with this CD spinning (loud!) in my player. Walking through ordinary and insipid places like parking lots and produce aisles is sweeter with songs like "I Thought" running through my head. The Dylan tunes are timely, well-chosen and beautifully, soulfully, rendered. "Goodnight Irene" has never sounded this dark and tragic -- it's as though I'd never really *heard* it before (I'll listen better, from now on). This is admirable work -- inspiring and much appreciated!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Good, 13 Jun 2003
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This review is from: Frantic (Audio CD)
Apart from the witless images of Mr Ferry chasing a dozen fatal diseases, you'll find there's plenty to enthuse over here. Although I've never been too sure about Ferry's voice, the tight production suits him and tends to be more commercial than anything else.
This album first came to my notice via the-single-that-never-was - A Fool For Love - which I heard on the radio and ordered here. It was written by Ferry and I have to say I'm very impressed.
The opener, the Dylan song It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, is excellent, and since I bought this CD secondhand I have to say the money was well spent for this and A Fool For Love alone! Really enjoyable.
Other highlights include Goin' Down, the somewhat stuttering Nobody Loves Me, and One Way Love. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright, and Ja Hun Hons Pris are... well, no so good. I'm trying hard to make Goodnight Irene fit, but it's not happening. Perhaps other tracks will grow on me (Hiroshima?), so it could be there is a little more here to get my teeth into.
A worthwhile purchase.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An album to savour for a long time, 14 May 2002
This review is from: Frantic (Audio CD)
A fantastic return to form - you can trace the evolution from Stranded to Frantic via The Bride Stripped Bare. The Eno collaboration "I Thought" is simply genius - for me it's as good as "Mother of Pearl": something mesmeric that makes you sad when it ends. If you read this Bryan, THANKS and More Please!
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars best solo album for quite a while, 31 Jan 2008
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This review is from: Frantic (Audio CD)
Probably his best solo album for quite a while, but sadly that is not much of a recommendation.
Having said that, it certainly has its moments.
It's serves as quite a good precis of his career, a wonderful Dylan cover and a poor Dylan cover; Some "old style-lounge lizard Ferry" excellent stuff, some pointless waste of time inclusions that just serve to irritate and dilute the good stuff; but best of all, a truly wonderful Eno collaboration at the end, that appears over the horizon, out of nowhere, makes you think what could have been
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2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bryan dear, it's time ya hung up ya tux., 10 Sep 2009
This review is from: Frantic (Audio CD)
Oh dear. Save your pennies! This dreadful offering sounds like Ferry spent a misguided night in a studio with Chas & Dave! A tadge pub rock & banged out in what seems like a last ditch attempt at being credible again. Don't bother! Bryan dear, maybe it's time ya hung up ya tux...
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2.0 out of 5 stars I just don't get it., 17 May 2002
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I'm a huge fan of Ferry/Roxy. The recent reunion tour was fab. But this CD is a real disappointment. It is (as others have said) a revisit to the days of THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE and ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE - a much more bluesey feel than his post-Roxy solo efforts. This wouldn't be a problem - but the material is disappointingly weak. The covers add nothing to the songs and while a few of the originals are marginally compelling, even they are seriously flawed. Does the world really need another pop song about Marilyn Monroe ("Goddess of Love")? "San Simeon" is not an homage to "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" - but rather it's a boring rip-off of his own 30-year-old masterwork. "Hiroshima" is a narcoleptic version of "Tokyo Joe." As disappointed as I have been by a CD in a while.
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