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As Time Goes By

Bryan Ferry Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00001ZSTJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,216 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. As Time Goes By 2:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Way You Look Tonight 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Easy Living 2:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I'M In The Mood For Love 4:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Where Or When 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sweet And Lovely 3:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Miss Otis Regrets 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Time On My Hands 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Lover Come Back To Me 2:540.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Falling In Love Again 2:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Love Me Or Leave Me 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. You Do Something To Me 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Just One Of Those Things 2:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. September Song 3:030.99  Buy MP3 


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No stranger to covers, Bryan Ferry has often opted for classics from other times and places. As Time Goes By focuses on music largely from the 1930s and 40s and conjures that era's aura of fine cigars, satin gowns and gentlemanly romance. The opening title track summons images of Bogie and Ingrid and is one of the finest moments in the collection. The swanky versions of Nina Simone's signature "Love Me or Leave Me" and "I'm in the Mood for Love" (which has a faint Martin Denny overtone) are perfectly suited to Ferry's low-key vocals (he's no real crooner, let's face it). His talented band swings with fervour, especially on the upbeat tunes "The Way You Look Tonight", "Lover Come Back to Me" and "Just One of Those Things". There are a number of intimate, romantic moments, but the highlight is Ferry's take on "Falling in Love Again", first made famous way back when with devastating sadness by Marlene Dietrich. Ferry's version is almost as moving. --Lorry Fleming

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb arrangements 13 Feb 2004
By David B VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I do not think it is an exaggeration to say that these songs, and others of their ilk, have an important place in the history of western music. I am sure that these tunes will be hummed and played long after most of Benjamin Britten's entire output is forgotten.

It may have been the attitude of British musicologists of a few decades ago to sneer at this repertoire (Porter, Weill, Rogers & Hammerstein et al) - see The Shorter Oxford Dictionary of Music in the 1960s. But, folks, they were WRONG.

The arrangements on this disc are stunningly good. Varied, musical, interesting, appropriate, and beautifully played. (And see previous reviewer's comment on Ondes Martenot!) The team behind these arrangements are to be heartily congratulated for being fully in sympathy with the original composers.

Bryan Ferry's voice is not perhaps what you would call lyric Baritone. Yet he performs these classics in a manner that is entirely listenable and appropriate, and nicely balanced with the ensemble. Everything is beautifully under control.

It is a delight to hear this repertoire receiving such sympathetic and high-quality treatment from a contemporary artist.

Buy it, and play it continually.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arguably my favourite CD of all time! 9 Dec 2000
By Reebs
Format:Audio CD
This is an absolutely stunning album. Each track is beautifully produced and extremely evocative of a bygone age while still retaining a very modern appeal. I am a Bryan Ferry fan of course but I am sure that very few people could listen to this album without falling under its spell. The musical arrangements are quite brilliant and absolutely spot on for every track. Bryan Ferry's voice is perfect for all these songs and together with the quite superb backing combines to make this album one of the all time greats. Tremendously well chosen songs - all outstandingly well interpreted. My very favourite has to be"Where or when" but this version of "Falling in Love Again" is a real classic. Five stars - I would give it many more!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars extremely fine 26 Nov 2001
Format:Audio CD
I cannot recommend this too strongly. These songs suit Brian Ferry's idiosyncratic voice down to the ground, he displays a genuine love of the music and sings the tunes with style and sensitivity: I defy anyone to find a more poignant "Miss Otis Regrets". Equally rewarding are the original (when was the last time you heard an Ondes Martinot?) and beautifully considered arrangements and the truly wonderful playing of the band. A gem.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars as smooth as silk 20 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have always loved the thirties era and was first attracted to this CD by the song content. I have always been a fan of Bryan's but was sceptical of his ability to do these type of songs justice. Boy was I wrong! this album is now my all time favourite. It verges on perfection. The arrangements are masterpieces and his voice is so smooth it eases all your stresses away, especially when accompanied by a nice glass of wine and low lights! It is almost impossible to pick out the best of this wonderful collection. But for me the haunting "Where or When" has to take top place."I'm in the Mood for Love" is a very unusual version, with a seductive French poem being spoken in the background. This CD really is a treat for the ears.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What Ferry does best - this will grow on you 11 Jan 2002
Format:Audio CD
As a life long Roxy/Ferry fan I had been pretty disappointed with some of Ferry's latter output (Taxi/Bette Noir) so my expectations for this record were fairly low. But I'm glad to say this is a great album in the tradition of "These Foolish Things" or "Another Time, Another Place". Like those records it consists of Ferry's interpretation of classic songs - although typically in this case from an earlier era. There is an inspired mixture of upbeat numbers as well as more intimate songs to woo you. The musicianship is fantastic and is sympathetically produced - listen close and you will hear musicians snap their fingers. Ferry's voice is outstanding and also benefits from thoughtful production values. I listen to this record regularly and I think I like it more each time I hear it. If you've also been disappointed with some of Mr. Ferry's 1990's output then this record will restore your faith.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some very interesting tracks 10 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A bit of a mixed bag really. Not classic Bryan Ferry but still very interesting in places. There are probably 5 tracks on this that I really like, that are a subtly different arrangements to the norm that make this a good CD. The 'way you look tonight' is the strongest track of them all and, at this price, makes the album worth buying. This is not another "a little touch of Smillsson in the Night" but an interesting mix of arrangements of classics, some that work, and some that clearly do not.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ferry saves the best wine until last 27 Dec 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After a five year absence Ferry has come up with possibly his best ever solo work.His voice is on top form and very melancholic on some tracks.The arrangements are straight from the 30s and the better for it.The easy option would have been to use synthesisers etc to clutter the songs,instead Ferry's voice and the beautiful orchestration shine through.All in all he has emerged as the coolest of the 70s survivors and is still exploring unusual territory.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very great artist 22 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
I must frankly admit that I bought this CD quite by chance, not at all knowing what it would be like...
What an amazing discovery ! The entire album is just enchanting, and I cannot find the right words to decribe it. It says a great deal about the unbelievable versatility of this genial performer, who can sing just about anything, from rock'n'roll to swing music from the nineten-twenties and thirties , as this recording so well demonstrates...
Bryan Ferry is also accompanied by some highly talented musicians.
(Particularly interesting is the use of "Ondes Martenot", also used by the great Jacques Brel in some of his early recordings).
This album is a gem and should appeal to a great variety of listeners - not only Bryan Ferry fans, but also those millions of perhaps slightly older people who still enjoy that beautiful, nostalgic music.
Buy it: I hope you enjoy it as much as I did !
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy Listening
I bought his 'The Jazz Age' when it first came out and I liked it very much. I found this album whilst browsing and bought it on a whim. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars Brian, a very good "jazzsinger".
I never listen to his roxymusic-singing. But here Brian is great as an interpreter of these old jazzstandars. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Matti Norell
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem Destined to Be a Classic if Not One Already
Classic songs, done in a surprising variety of marvelous ways, in excellent sound. I haven't been enthralled by a pop CD this much since B. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Allan Blonde
5.0 out of 5 stars Soothing music
Loved the songs on a friend's ipod and so had to get it for myself. Now Enjoy listening to it
Published 2 months ago by lisfan
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool or what?
This cd is great! We bought it years ago and have many happy memories of driving through the South of France on our way to lovely restaurants, listening to it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Patricia Weeden
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Some good old songs but the delivery of them was uninspiring. I couldn't help making unfavourable comparisons with The Great American Song Book - wonderful arrangements and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Maisie
5.0 out of 5 stars brian ferry
im=`m still waiting for this I like brian ferry and roxy music street life 20 great hits I like Avalon best
Published 7 months ago by paul david hurst
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
This is a truly beautiful album-these are well chosen songs sung by an absolute legend and his voice does them justice.
Published 11 months ago by miss r aughton
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a trend setter, many have copied since. Most failed?
Well what can you say about Mr Ferry? Been a bit of a trend setter since the first Roxy album. I have long been a closet 'swing' fan and love that big band 30's/40's sound. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Possum Pie
5.0 out of 5 stars Bryan Ferry 'As time goes by'
Love this kind of music and Bryan Ferry makes excellent renditions of each tune. His 80s/90s music was always good, but with these type of tunes it shows just what a lovely voice... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Geggy
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