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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 (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,175 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. As Time Goes By 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Way You Look Tonight 3:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Easy Living 2:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I'M In The Mood For Love 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Where Or When 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful 2:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sweet And Lovely 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Miss Otis Regrets 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Time On My Hands 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Lover Come Back To Me 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Falling In Love Again 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Love Me Or Leave Me 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. You Do Something To Me 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Just One Of Those Things 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. September Song 3:03£0.99  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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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By David B VINE VOICE on 13 Feb 2004
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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Reebs on 9 Dec 2000
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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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By m.lewington@virgin.net on 26 Nov 2001
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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 By A Customer on 20 Jan 2001
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Derek Chalmers on 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 By Og Oggilby VINE VOICE on 20 Jan 2010
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Bryan Ferry's inconsistent solo career is liberally peppered with albums that see him constructing what he calls 'readymades' - covers, in other words. This album of ballads and tin pan alley classics from the early part of the twentieth century is one of his better efforts. A perusal of the track listing almost reads like the playlist from David Jacobs' Radio 2 show, but, in terms of the arrangements and Ferry's assured vocals, it never strays more than ankle-deep in schmaltz. Ferry's voice is growing mellow as he gets older - he's long since abandoned the heavy vibrato of his early Roxy Music days, but his less is more approach is deeply appealing. His ear for details - including old fashioned 'surface noise' and the spareness of the arrangements allow Ferry to play the role of a thirties crooner with some verve, and he definitely sounds like he's enjoying himself. Light years removed from 'Mother of Pearl' or 'For Your Pleasure', of course, but not without charm, classiness, or a certain understated elegance. My octogenarian mother likes it - and why wouldn't she - as one of the lyrics goes : "moonlight and love song, never out of date..." - what's not to like?
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