Bryan Ferry pronounces Mamouna reissue that includes beforehand unreleased album Horoscope4 min read

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BMG have introduced the most recent instalment in Bryan Ferry’s career-spanning reissue assortment.

On 17 November Ferry’s ninth solo studio album Mamouna might be reissued for the primary time since its preliminary launch in 1994.

Obtainable in a deluxe expanded version, the discharge celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of a singular chapter in Bryan Ferry’s solo catalogue, and also will characteristic a second, beforehand unreleased studio album titled Horoscope

The gatefold 2LP version consists of the Mamouna and Horoscope albums, each mastered by Bob Ludwig, whereas the 3CD deluxe version options a further disc, Sketches, together with 10 tracks of rarities and outtakes chronicling the genesis of Ferry’s songwriting for the Mamouna venture, mastered at Metropolis Studios by John Davis. 

The announcement coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of Bryan Ferry’s solo profession which began in 1973 with the album These Silly Issues.

The information carefully follows final yr’s Roxy Music area tour of North America and the UK.

Initially launched in 1994, Mamouna ended a seven-year hole in new materials from Ferry. The Mamouna album story begins after he accomplished his 1988 /1989 world tour, following the success of 1987 album Bête Noire.

In 1989 he began engaged on a group of latest songs beneath the venture title Horoscope. The work was suspended in 1992 while he labored on an album of canopy songs, Taxi, launched in 1993.

Bryan returned to the Horoscope venture in 1994, including some extra songs, with the brand new album title Mamouna.

The album featured in Rolling Stone‘s finest albums of the yr, described as “dense richly textured artwork”, and “splendidly darkish, seductive” by Leisure Weekly.

Ferry toured for the primary time in six years to advertise the album throughout Europe, the USA, Australia, Japan and South America.

Now out there to listen to for the primary time, Horoscope tracks the journey of Mamouna. The 2023 launch options eight songs, together with a ten minute model of Roxy Music’s Mom Of Pearl, which additionally celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this yr.

Sketches options early variations of the songs, together with solo keyboard performances by Ferry providing a singular glimpse into the workings of some of the influential and profitable songwriters and performers of all time.

The album options performances from musical collaborators from throughout Ferry’s profession together with Roxy Music members Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno (the tune Wildcat Days marking Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno’s first ever co-write), Maceo Parker, Carleen Anderson, Steve Ferrone, David Williams, Nile Rodgers and extra.

The discharge is offered on x2LP 180g heavyweight vinyl, half-speed reduce at Abbey Street Studios, London, and on x3 CD. You possibly can pre-order right here.

Bryan Ferry – Mamouna 2023 Deluxe Reissue x3 CD Tracklisting:


Disc 1 – ‘Mamouna’


  1. Don’t Need to Know
  2. N.Y.C.
  3. Your Painted Smile 
  4. Mamouna
  5. The Solely Face
  6. The 39 Steps
  7. Which Option to Flip
  8. Wildcat Days
  9. Gemini Moon
  10. Chain Response


Disc 2 – ‘Horoscope’


  1. The place Do We Go from Right here
  2. The Solely Face (Horoscope Model)
  3. Desdemona
  4. S&M
  5. Loop De Li
  6. Gemini Moon (Horoscope Model)
  7. Raga
  8. Mom of Pearl


Disc 3 – ‘Sketches’


  1. Mamouna (Instrumental Edit ’89/’94)
  2. Your Painted Smile (Instrumental – First Draft ’89)
  3. Your Painted Smile (With Information Vocal) (Later Model ’89)
  4. Your Painted Smile (Piano and Vocal ’93)
  5. NYC/Desdemona (Instrumental ’91)
  6. Robotic (Instrumental) [first Draft ’89]
  7. The Solely Face (Instrumental) (First Draft ’89)
  8. The Solely Face (Piano and Vocal ’93)
  9. Loop De Li (Instrumental) (first Draft ’89)
  10. Horoscope Strings (Instrumental ’90)

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