1993 Bryan Ferry – Taxi

Taxi is the eighth solo studio album by Bryan Ferry, the former lead vocalist for Roxy Music. The album was released on Virgin Records in April 1993, over five years after the release of his previous album Bête Noire. This was Ferry’s third solo album since the second demise of Roxy Music in 1983, ten years earlier. The album was a commercial and critical success, peaking at No. 2 in the U.K., it was certified Gold by the BPI.

The first single, “I Put a Spell on You” was the album’s only top 20 hit in the U.K., peaking at No. 18. The second single, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” narrowly missed the U.K. top 20, peaking at No. 23. The third and final single, “Girl Of My Best Friend” peaked at 5.

Tracks

I Put A Spell On You(Jay Hawkins) 05:27
Will You Love Me Tomorrow(Gerry Goffin; Carole King) 04:17
3  Answer Me (Carl Sigman; Fred Rauch; Gerhard Winkler) 02:46
4  Just One Look (Doris Payne; Gregory Carroll) 03:32
5  Rescue Me (Carl Smith; Raynard Miner) 03:40
6  All Tomorrow’s Parties (Lou Reed) 05:32
Girl Of My Best Friend(Beverly Ross; Sam Bobrick) 03:24
8  Amazing Grace (Traditional) 04:01
9  Taxi (Chuck Brooks; Homer Banks) 05:30
10  Because You’re Mine (Bryan Ferry) 01:45
11  Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Roy Turk; Lou Handman) 05:08

Musicians

1 I Put A Spell On You

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarMichael Brook
GuitarRobin Trower
GuitarDavid Williams
PianoBryan Ferry
ProgrammingRichard T Norris
SaxMaceo Parker
StringsBryan Ferry
StringsGreg Phillinganes
VibraphoneGreg Phillinganes
VocalsCarleen Anderson
VocalsBryan Ferry


2 Will You Love Me Tomorrow

BassNathan East
BassSteve Pearce
GuitarMichael Brook
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarRobin Trower
DrumsSteve Ferrone
PianoBryan Ferry
SynthesizerBryan Ferry
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
VocalsBryan Ferry


3 Answer Me

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarRobin Trower
GuitarDavid Williams
OrganBryan Ferry
PianoBryan Ferry
ProgrammingRichard T Norris
VocalsCarleen Anderson
VocalsBryan Ferry


4 Just One Look

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarRobin Trower
GuitarNeil Hubbard
Hammond OrganChris Stainton
PianoBryan Ferry
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
ProgrammingRichard T Norris
StringsBryan Ferry
PercussionLuis Jardim
VocalsCarleen Anderson
VocalsBryan Ferry


5 Rescue Me

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarRobin Trower
GuitarMichael Brook
PianoBryan Ferry
SynthesizerBryan Ferry
ProgrammingRichard T Norris
PercussionLuis Jardim
VocalsCarleen Anderson
VocalsBryan Ferry


6 All Tomorrow’s Parties

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarMichael Brook
GuitarDavid Williams
OrganBryan Ferry
PianoBryan Ferry
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
PercussionLuis Jardim
VocalsCarleen Anderson
VocalsBryan Ferry


7 Girl Of My Best Friend

DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarRobin Trower
GuitarDavid Williams
OrganBryan Ferry
PianoBryan Ferry
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
VocalsBryan Ferry


8 Amazing Grace

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarMichael Brook
GuitarDavid Williams
GuitarNeil Hubbard
Hammond OrganDavid Sancious
PianoBryan Ferry
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
AccordionFlaco Jimenez
HarpGreg Phillinganes
VocalsCarleen Anderson
VocalsBryan Ferry


9 Taxi

BassNathan East
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarRobin Trower
GuitarDavid Williams
DrumsSteve Ferrone
DrumsMike Giles
DrumsAndy Newmark
PianoBryan Ferry
StringsBryan Ferry
ProgrammingRichard T Norris
SaxAndy MacKay
VocalsCarleen Anderson
VocalsBryan Ferry


10 Because You’re Mine

GuitarMichael Brook
GuitarRobin Trower
PianoBryan Ferry
VocalsCarleen Anderson


11 Are You Lonesome Tonight?

BassGail Ann Dorsey
DrumsMike Giles
GuitarNeil Hubbard
GuitarRobin Trower
KeyboardsChris Stainton
SaxAndy MacKay
PercussionLuis Jardim
VocalsBryan Ferry

Liner Notes

Producer – Bryan Ferry, Robin Trower
Engineer – Sven Taits
Engineer (Pre-production) – Richard T Norris
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Bob Clearmountain

Art Direction – Bryan Ferry, Nicholas De Ville
Photography By – Anton Corbijn

Engineered At Studio One, London
Mastered At Masterdisk
Mixed At Bearsville Studios
Recorded At Matrix Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Virgin Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) Virgin Records Ltd