Mamouna (Reissue) (Deluxe Vinyl 2LP)

BMG
Vinyl 2LP
Out of print for nearly thirty years since its 1994 release, Bryan Ferry's ninth solo album Mamouna is at last getting its moment in the spotlight. This was a return to writing original songs, after a period of releasing iconic covers, and saw Ferry joined by a stellar cast including Nile Rogers, Heartbreakers drummer Steve Ferrone, UK bass legend Guy Pratt, and members of Roxy Music. This newly remastered edition, half-speed mastered at Abbey Road, includes a second disc that collates the alternate versions of several songs, recorded while the working title of the album was Horoscope. - Flying Out

Bryan Ferry’s ninth solo studio album Mamouna is being reissued for the first time since 1994. It was Bryan Ferry’s first studio album in seven years to feature original recordings, having worked on the album for six years under the working title of Horoscope. The previously unreleased alternate recordings to the final Mamouna versions are collected for the first time on these deluxe reissues as the Horoscope album.

The album features a stellar cast of supporting musicians including Nile Rodgers, Guy Pratt and Steve Ferrone, as well as contributions from his Roxy Music bandmates Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay and Brian Eno. The album peaked at Number 11 on the UK Official Album Chart and includes the singles Don’t Want To Know, Your Painted Smile and title track Mamouna.

The 2LP audiophile heavyweight vinyl was half-speed cut at Abbey Road Studios, London, by master engineer Miles Showell.

Tracklisting:

1. Don't Want To Know (1999 Digital Remaster)
2. N.Y.C. (1999 Digital Remaster)
3. Your Painted Smile (1999 Digital Remaster)
4. Mamouna (1999 Digital Remaster)
5. The Only Face (1999 Digital Remaster)
6. The 39 Steps (1999 Digital Remaster)
7. Which Way To Turn (1999 Digital Remaster)
8. Wildcat Days (1999 Digital Remaster)
9. Gemini Moon (1999 Digital Remaster)
10. Chain Reaction (1999 Digital Remaster)
11. Where Do We Go From Here (The 39 Steps)
12. The Only Face (Horoscope Version)
13. Desdemona (N.Y.C.)
14. S&M (Midnight Train)
15. Loop De Li (Horoscope Version)
16. Gemini Moon (Horoscope Version)
17. Raga
18. Mother of Pearl (Horoscope Version)