Bryan Ferry will reissue his 1994 album Mamouna on November 17, 2023. It will be a new vinyl pressing of the album that will include a disc of early Sketches of the record’s songs, as well as a second, previously unreleased album from the era. The Mamouna reissue is available in 2xLP and 3xCD formats.
Cut at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios, Disc 1 in the Mamouna reissue offers the original album, mastered by Bob Ludwig. Next is Horoscope, an album of additional songs that Ferry began writing in 1989 on the way to releasing Mamouna. In addition to original solo music from the artist, the eight-track project features a 10-minute version of Roxy Music’s 1973 song “Mother of Pearl.”
Finally, the reissue features Sketches, or early versions of Mamouna songs recorded between 1989 and 1993. The disc features instrumental versions of tracks like “Your Painted Smile,” “NYC/Desdemona,” and “Loop De Li,” while other recordings offer little more than Ferry’s voice and a piano.
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