Bête Noire (Literally ‘Black Beast’ in French but meaning pet peeve) is an album by British singer Bryan Ferry, released on Virgin Records in November 1987. The album peaked at no.9 in the UK and was certified Gold by the BPI.
The track “The Right Stuff” (co-written by Johnny Marr and adapted from The Smiths’ instrumental B-side “Money Changes Everything”) was the album’s only top 40 hit in the UK, peaking at no.37.
The 12″ singles for “The Right Stuff” were edited by The Latin Rascals.
The Right Stuff 6:40
The Right Stuff (Dub) 6:10
The Right Stuff (Original Mix) 4:30
Bryan Ferry, CBE (born 26 September 1945), is an English singer, musician, and songwriter known for his vocal and sartorial style and for his re-working of standards in albums such as These Foolish Things (1973), As Time Goes By (1999) and The Jazz Age (2012).Ferry came to prominence in the early 1970s as lead vocalist and principal songwriter with the band Roxy Music, which enjoyed a highly successful career with three number one albums and ten singles entering the top ten charts in the United Kingdom during the 1970s and ’80s.
“Limbo” was the third single from Bryan Ferry’s seventh solo album, “Bête Noire”, it reached #86 on the UK Singles Chart. The single was written by Bryan Ferry & Patrick Leonard (Evelyn “Champagne’ King/Randy Crawford/Madonna).
There are seven different edits of “Limbo” across various international releases of the single. In this UK 12″ the remix credits for the Latin Mix are by Emilio Pasquez and Pascal Gabriel while Alan Meyerson remixed “Bête Noire” and provided the Brooklyn Mix of “Limbo”.
Limbo (Latin Mix) 6:36
Bete Noire (Instrumental) 5:00
Limbo (Brooklyn Mix) 8:38