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The Jazz Age

26 Nov 2012

5.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Do the Strand
2:10
2
Love Is the Drug
3:14
3
Don't Stop the Dance
2:51
4
Just Like You
3:24
5
Avalon
2:23
6
The Bogus Man
2:07
7
Slave to Love
2:38
8
This Is Tomorrow
2:27
9
The Only Face
2:57
10
I Thought
2:36
11
Reason or Rhyme
4:15
12
Virginia Plain
2:14
13
The Island Earth
4:24


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 26 Nov 2012
  • Label: BMG Rights Management
  • Copyright: 2012 BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT (UK) LIMITED
  • Total Length: 37:40
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00A4Y8MRA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,798 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jazzing Up The Roxy! 1 Dec 2012
By David Lusher TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
One might think that taking a handful of Roxy Music classics and recrafting them for a jazz band to play in the style of Duke Ellington and others was a bonkers concept. Then if you also imagine that the sound quality will be slightly aged to provide a more traditional feel to the music then we really are thinking about fetching the straight waistcoat. But my curiosity got the better of me. I like Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry. I also like jazz. Would I like this combination? Ferry lends his name to the orchestra but does not appear. Surprisingly, this remake/remodel works. I found it better to try to forget the Roxy versions and just listen to this as a jazz album. The music is good - I particularly liked the syncopated tea dance arrangement of 'Just Like You', as well as the trumpet and clarinet-driven arrangement of 'Avalon'. 'Slave To Love' is superb and I found myself wanting to play it again and again. There is lots to enjoy on this album, particularly if you are fond of jazz. This is old-fashioned glam, but it has melody, musicianship and style - a bit like Mr Ferry. Not to everyone's taste, but I found this album entertaining and fun. Recommended.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Idea, Superbly Carried Out 2 Dec 2012
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Who else but Bryan Ferry would have hit on the idea of re-arranging a selection of his own songs in the style of the 1920s? And who else but Bryan Ferry would have done it with such panache and such a wealth of different styles and musical textures? Ferry is renowned for his perfectionism and obsessive attention to detail, so it's no surprise that he has put this project in the capable hands of Colin Good as arranger and a selection of hand-picked jazz musicians who really know their stuff. And yet you don't have to be a jazz freak to appreciate this album, all you need is an ear for truly original and exciting music. I was so captivated that I didn't even miss Bryan's voice, which is saying something. His aim, as he has said in interviews, was to breathe new life into his music, and in this he has been spectacularly successful. If you hunger for something different, buy this record! You won't regret it.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting interpretation 7 Dec 2012
By Shelagh
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Although this may not be what one would expect from Bryan Ferry, I really enjoyed this new album. He hasn't necessarily gone for the tracks you would expect, and there's more solo tracks than Roxy ones, but this just adds more interest. The tunes aren't always recognisable at the beginning of the track, and he's drawn out some interesting sub-themes to bring to the fore, but all the tunes become obvious after a while. This album should be of interest to anyone who likes jazz, and also Roxy fans who don't mind the tunes being tinkered around with, especially if by Bryan himself. i'm not a great fan of Dixieland jazz, but I loved this interpretation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I love this CD - I've played it several times already ... don't recognise any of the tunes but that doesn't matter - it's soothing exciting jazz by a master musician.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dangerous Twenties 19 Jan 2013
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In case you've missed it - and for the benefit of potential one-star reviewers, some of whom, I gather, have trouble reading - this is an instrumental album featuring Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry solo material in the style of very early jazz. And what a marvellous disc it is.

The thing is, it's not a gimmick, not a joke. In fact, it's a beautifully played tribute to an era and style of music that was, and remains, radical and adventurous (like the best Roxy material, really).

A first listen can be bracing: the sound is narrow and much (but not all) of the material is hard to recognise. Amazingly, as you listen, the sound broadens out and the music starts to connect. Sort of like jumping into a cold swimming pool: a shock to the system at first, but you soon find yourself floating and revelling in the feel of the water.

Get this for the material and, once you've had the taste, I suggest grabbing the JSP Hot Fives and Sevens and Jelly Roll Morton - Complete Recorded Work, 1926-1930 boxes. Bryan, I'm sure, would consider that the sign of a job well done.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music 7 July 2013
By Kimbers
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This was actually a present for someone else but I also love it!. It's a good variation on some of his old numbers. Very jazzy!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable! 7 Feb 2013
By Gloop
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The album survives the initial 'comedy moment' of recognising the reworked songs and becomes a pleasant and interesting collection. Good for a Sunday morning.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent piece 1 Jan 2013
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Excellent cd, have to admit I have had trouble with matching some of the tracks to the original Bryan Ferry songs but very worthwhile.
Already booked seats at his cocert late this year.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant CD
Another brilliant CD - love Brian Ferry. Not my husbands choice either but neither is some of his music, mine
Published 1 month ago by pinewood
4.0 out of 5 stars MMmmmmmmmm dat's niiiice
What can I say? 1970's music orchestrated in the style of the early 1920's. Growling brass bass and all. Read more
Published 2 months ago by R. A. Caton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent take on the Jazz Age
Excellent easy listening music, you have to remind yourself that it is 'modern' and done by Bryan Ferry. Bought used/very good means excellent value.
Published 2 months ago by Suterman
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazzy
Excellent cd something new from bryan .will appeal to non roxy/ferry fans as well. Glad I tried it good purchase
Published 2 months ago by c j pearson
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable
What a refreshing new take on classic Bryan Ferry songs. Thoroughly enjoyable and great for journeys in the car. For those who love jazz, AND those that are new to it.
Published 3 months ago by Dotty P
4.0 out of 5 stars the jazz age
really different and I play this often when guests are coming into the house. At first they wonder who it is and then they get it Great CD
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. Christine Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
Only vinyl can truly portray this music. It is superb and well worth the price. Bryan Ferry and his orchestra completely surround you as if you were there at the recording
Published 3 months ago by me
5.0 out of 5 stars Make sure this is what you want
This is a wonderful interpretation of Ferry's work done in an almost forgotten style. Imagine playing a 78 minus the clicks and pops and that is what you have here, nothing more... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Skott
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite
Along with the soundtrack to The Great Gatsby this has been one of my favourite CDs this year. Saw it live too - fabulous.
Published 4 months ago by Lynne
4.0 out of 5 stars Different side to Ferry
Having seen him do this material live I just had to get a copy, and I also like the material he did for Gadsby
Published 4 months ago by Mr A T Milner
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