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Solo album number 7...,
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This review is from: Bete Noire (Audio CD)
This album was first released in November 1987 it was his seventh solo release, and was the first for his new label Virgin.
BÍte Noire reached number 9 in the U.K. album charts the track Right Stuff was the first single released and peaked at number 37 in the British singles chart.
The collection has several co-writing credits including Johnny Marr of the Smiths fame and another with Madonna's producer Pat Leonard, guitarist Chester Kamen and the bassist Guy Pratt.
Most of the 10 tracks follow the same sound first started earlier in the Boys and Girls recordings even to the point of using some of the same high profile musicians such as David Gilmour and Marcus Miller.
The original mastering was done by Bob Ludwig the re-mastering work was also done by him at Gateway Studios Portland Maine this 1999 re-master which is now HDCD encoded and comparing the 87 pressing with the 99 re-master to my ears this recoding now sounds warmer and more detailed.