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New 45rpm mixes of those tracks have been added as bonus tracks for this edition.

Bill Wyman

The most adventurous solo album ever to come from a member of the Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman's 1982 LP reinvented the bassist as a master of effortlessly commercial synth-pop, including the massive hit single Je Suis Un Rock Star and its popular follow-up, Come Back Suzanne.

Built around the hit singles (Si, Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star, Come Back Suzanne and A New Fashion, erstwhile Stones' bassist Bill Wyman's third, eponymously-titled solo album was released in March 1982.

Guest players included Brian Seltzer, Slim Jim Phantom, Chris Rea, Dave Mattacks and Terry Taylor. The bonus tracks on this expanded edition are all single edits culled from the album, previously unavailable on CD.

Released (UK): October 30, 2006 (Castle Records CMRCD1364)

Released (US): November 21st, 2006 (Castle Records CMRCD1364)

Full track listin

Bill Wyman

  • Ride On Baby
  • A New Fashion
  • Nuclear Reactions
  • Visions
  • Jump Up
  • Come Back Suzanne
  • Rio De Janeiro
  • Girls
  • Seventeen
  • (Si, Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star
  • Bonus Tracks

  • Rio De Janeiro (single edit)
  • Come Back Suzanne (single edit)
  • Visions (single edit)
  • (Si, Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star (single edit)
  • 2 Comments

    1. I bought this in 1982 and played it non-stop.

      Now it’s 2014. I just downloaded it and listened to it, and it brought tears to my eyes.

      Oh my god, I suddenly remembered listening to it 32 years ago. What a fantastic album! My favourite song is Visions.

      Because of Bill Wyman I started playing bass, and I also lived in Lewisham! Now I live in China.

      Bill, you’re a genius! Please, more songs in this style, the world is running out of originality.

      I mean the Stones were great and I loved Wild horses etc, but actually it’s nice to hear something different sometimes. Bill was the only one to do something that was not rock.

      The things I miss most about England are Bill Wyman’s music, Neil Innes, Black Box Recorder, and clean toilets. Sorry, that’s neither here not there.

      Great record! Any chance you could let us know who played what on it, and which instruments you used Bill?

      Thanks! Good Luck!

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    2. Such a great synth pop album, I’m addicted, can’t stop listening to it! really good strong melodies and songs that stay with you. not a bad track on it and you can’t say that for many albums.

      Fans of this album should also check out Green ice soundtrack!

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