Quantity:1
Frantic has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by musicMagpie
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 3 million feedback ratings, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £6.99

Frantic

4.5 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

Price: £6.74 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
AutoRip is available only for eligible CDs and vinyl sold by Amazon EU Sarl (but does not apply to gift orders or PrimeNow orders). See Terms and Conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the MP3 version in case of order returns or cancellations.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
63 new from £3.25 42 used from £0.24 2 collectible from £4.00
£6.74 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Bryan Ferry Store


Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Frantic
  • +
  • Taxi
Total price: £11.68
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (29 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000060OX8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  DVD Audio  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,673 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
4:05
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
3:55
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
3
30
3:07
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
3:32
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
4:05
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
3:23
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
7
30
0:35
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
8
30
4:44
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
9
30
3:20
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
10
30
3:14
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
11
30
4:35
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
12
30
3:05
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 
13
30
5:40
Play in Library Buy: £0.99
 

Product Description

Product Description

Bryan Ferry - Frantic - Cd

Amazon.co.uk

Frantic is hardly an appropriate choice of album title for Bryan Ferry, a man seemingly disinclined towards unfettered bursts of outward emotional spontaneity and the epitome of unflustered, cucumber-cool decorum. Frantic, his first album to feature original material since Mamouna, has been simmering away on the back burner for all of eight years. And it's all the tastier for it. The ingredients are just right--another cowritten song (their second and their best) with former Roxy Music partner Brian Eno; songs about models, movies, amour and large houses; a guest appearance from Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood on "Hiroshima" (this is Ferry reclaiming his stolen clothes from the New Romantics' wardrobe); four fine new tunes copenned in the 1990s with the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart; contributions from guitarists of the calibre of Chris Spedding and Mick Green; backing vocalists of the calibre of Lucy Laplansky and Alison Goldfrapp; a little bit of Medieval; a little bit of Leadbelly and a little bit of Dylan (while no one artist rules the roost when it comes to covering Dylan, Ferry is the only one truly capable of ruffling the Byrds' feathers). Stylistically, despite the pursuit of so many different musical genres Frantic is as homogenous as it is disparate. It's often the case that the involvement of so many external contributors can mean too many cooks spoiling the broth, but not so here--compliments need to be extended to the chef. This being a Bryan Ferry album, you can still play it at dinner parties, but the sensual ardour put into Frantic suggests Ferry had blood, sweat and tears trickling down his tuxedo. This is a fantastic album. --Kevin Maidment

See all Product Description

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
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 quite so moving and lovelorn as this and his performance is superbly complemented by magnificent musicianship in particular from Martin Wheatley, Chris Spedding, Pete Glenister and Mick Green on guitars, Julia Thornton on harp and Mary Nelson providing a wonderful soprano. In the words of the song you will feel "twisted up inside" after hearing this - it's a song that deserves a wider audience than an album track and hopefully it will see the light of day as a single.
However this critically acclaimed album is far more than one song. Variously described as Ferry's finest album for ten years or since "The Bride Stripped Bare" (1978), this sees Ferry embrace a range of musical styles far wider than anything he has done before, leaving those critics who considered he was destined to refine the sound of Roxy Music's "Avalon" ad infinitum foundering. The album comprises a half dozen covers including two fine but contrasting Dylan numbers - the guitar blazing "It's All Over Now Baby Blue" and a poignant, piano accompanied "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright". These rub shoulders with Leadbelly's Cajun laced "Goodnight Irene" and seven Ferry originals which see a return to the complex lyrics of yore, most notably on the Citizen Kane inspired "San Simeon". Thirteen songs including the new single "Goddess Of Love". A fine way to spend 47 minutes.
Comment 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on 19 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
I thought that a new album was never going to come! And then there's two in a year!
The 30's cover album, and the tour with Roxy must have done Ferry a lot of good. He's really singing again, and obviously having a lot of fun! Which is great to listen to. The years seem to have flown, and flown off him!
He's managed to break out of what must have become a cloying style, and he's experimenting again - with different collaborators and different styles.
His voice seems to have an even smoother edge these days, but more articulate - no more slurring, moody whispers.
An excellent, diverse album that should please every Ferry fan - old and new.
Comment 31 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on 25 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
In spite of being a devoted fan I haven't been that enthusiastic about his latest three albums. At least "As Time Goes By" was an interesting intermezzo followed by an excellent live performance. I needed an album with strong and well-defined melodies instead of these many much to etheric and close-to-ambient songs he has made for the last ten years. "Frantic" more than fulfills my desire for this, maybe as a result of his collaboration with other gifted musicians. The songs are a mix between cover versions (we already know his affinity to Dylan), a few nearly folk-like songs, bit of art-rock sound like early Roxy, 80's pop with a classy modern cut and some of the best ballads he has ever made. Filled with delicious production(could it be otherwise)and details like an interlude based on a poem by Richard the Lionhearted, another king who returned from exile.
If one song should be particularly praised it must be "I thought" written with Eno. This is another perfect last-song-on-the-album made for dim light, cigarette in hand, reminiscing lost loves. If anybody was ever a master of this it was Bryan Ferry.
An album to be thankful for - and still it is growing.
Comment 33 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on 14 Aug. 2002
Format: Audio CD
As a Roxy fan from day one, I couldnt fault the music up until Flesh and Blood. My tiny brain couldnt fathom why such a superb songwriter was so keen for cover versions, and dare I say it, drifted away from Ferry's music. After hearing this totally amazing CD its made me realise that I have a bit of catching up to do. All the tracks (including covers!) get better each time they are listened to, and proves the guy has still got it, big time. Any 'early' Roxy fan will appreciate this release, the bonus being the variety of music that has been put together (I defy anyone not to be charmed by 'I Thought') More please!
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I bought this on the strength of one track called "Cruel" that I heard played on Radio 2, and I was definately not dissapointed in the least!
This album has style, edge, great vocals, superb musicians, quality production and grows on you with every listen.
Quality songwiting, and original cover versions and some great collaborations show that Ferry really had alot of fun making Frantic.
From someone who was never a Ferry or Roxy fan, I'll definately be looking into the back catalogue now.
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on 30 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
A fascinating album which returns Ferry to a more immediate sound reminiscent of the period from Another Time, Another Place thru The Bride Stripped Bare.
For someone who isn't a Bob Dylan fan (please don't flame), Baby Blue is a welcome surprise - Ferry's voice is complemented by the string arrangements compared to the earlier interpretation It Ain't Me Babe, where his voice is almost forced along by the brass section.
Whilst the other Dylan interpretation (Don't Think Twice, It's Alright) is less rocky - the only elements being voice and piano - it still repays repeated listening, which is also true of Goodnight Irene (a Leadbelly song) where Ferry possibly indicates that he found the music of O Brother, Where Art Thou an influence to return to some of his old 78 collection of blues classics.
The cover of Goin' Down chuggs along in a manner reminiscent of some of JJ Cale's best work - play it immediately after Cajun Moon, you'll see what I mean - and One Way Love could have been a worthwhile addition to Taxi.
But when push comes to shove, the main reason for waiting patiiently for eight years is to listen to some original songs from one of the most influential singer/songwriters of the past 30 years and happily the wait is well worth it.
The new songs are a mixture of solo efforts (A Fool For Love/Hiroshima...) and collaborations with Brian Eno (I Thought) - how good to hear them in tandem again - Colin Good and Richard Coeur de Lion ? (Ja Nun Hons Pris), more commonly, Dave Stewart (Cruel/Goddess Of Love/Nobody Loves Me/San Simeon).
Particularly impressive are Cruel - as close to a protest song that you'll get from Ferry - San Simeon (a cross between the fetishist's favourite In Every Dream Home A Heartache and the marathon love song Mother Of Pearl) and Hiroshima...
Read more ›
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Customer Discussions


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback