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5.0 out of 5 stars Bryan Ferry , still on top form after all these years., 24 Feb 2001
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This review is from: Bryan Ferry: In Concert - Live In Paris At Le Grand Rex [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
It would have been no surprise to Ferry's fans and fellow travellers that he would produce an album of covers from the 30's and 40's. He started covering old songs more than 25 years when his band, Roxy Music, were at their most innovative, pushing back the frontiers of rock music. To tour his album As Time Goes By , and at the same time, to showcase old Roxy songs, some of which had never even been played live before was a typical Ferry masterstroke. Live at Le Grand Rex illustrates Ferry's ability to seamlessly match old and new. This recording, in Paris, shows Ferry at his best. He and his collection of able and lets say it, beautiful, musicians deliver all the old standards and songs from Ferry's back catalogue with a panache that only a perfectionist like Ferry could muster. "Falling in love again", and "Just one of those things" rubbing shoulders with "Out of the Blue" and "Do the Strand". Only Ferry could pull it off. Even if you're not a fan, as I am, you'll admire the ability of an artist reaching another high point in his career. Live at Le Grand Rex , a good memory of a successful tour.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ferry on top form...............as always!!, 9 Aug 2004
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L. E. Stacey "lukestacey12" (Portsmouth, Hampshire) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Bryan Ferry: In Concert - Live In Paris At Le Grand Rex [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
I was actually able to see Ferry on his 2000 'As time goes by tour' and this concert from that tour is as good as any other .
Ferry is truly a Legend and his voice is on top form. All the hits are here: Avalon, Jealous Guy, Oh Yeah, Love is the Drug etc, intermingled with some tracks from the album of the tour (As time goes by), no 'Slave to love' unfortunately though.
Ferry is backed up by a large band, all of whom prove to be exceptional and well honed musicians and compliment Ferry masterfully.
Unfortunately for a singer with 32 years in the business there are very few concert DVD's of him or Roxy Music, which is a shame. This along with Roxy Music 'Live at the apollo' will provide many a Great night in, and any fan of Ferry would do well to add this to there collection.
All in all this is a wonderfull DVD, excellent quality and features a wonderfull (if slightly reserved) performance from ferry. BUY IT!!!!!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Never Goes Out of Style, 6 May 2001
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This review is from: Bryan Ferry: In Concert - Live In Paris At Le Grand Rex [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
"As Time Goes By" was one of my favorite albums of 2000 and the live versions here do not disappoint! Don't be put off by the archaic sounding titles of some of these songs -- they are timeless and will linger in your mind for days. BF's musicians are of the highest calibre and visually stunning -- imagine Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" guitarists twinned with Emmanuelle Beart in "A Heart in Winter"! A fabulous concert by one of pop's great innovators.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The original Lounge Lizard - Live., 21 May 2006
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Alan Burridge (Poole,, Dorset. United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Bryan Ferry: In Concert - Live In Paris At Le Grand Rex [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
This is one of those DVD's, and concerts, which gets better as it progresses, and as optical media, with the more viewings you give it. Known for his relaxed style, Bryan is backed by a fantastic array of musicians, who must have cost a small fortune to take out on tour. For us guys, the female string section is appealing, as is the rather beautiful harp player, but with virtually an orchestra of blokes in the band, Bryan's rep has to include female company somewhere along the line. And the concert comes across with a very 30's feel, which is exactly what the tour was about. Great for a relaxed evening with your feet up and a bottle of your favourite wine, this is the ultimate Bryan Ferry on DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classy Stuff, 5 Feb 2010
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Og Oggilby "Og Oggilby" (North London) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Bryan Ferry: In Concert - Live In Paris At Le Grand Rex [DVD] [2001] (DVD)
Bryan Ferry has been through many changes in a solo career that has endured over thirty years, some of that time running paralell to his time spent in Roxy Music. This DVD sees the suave Ferry fronting a classy band - well, make that a mini-orchestra - with a string quartet comprising some very attractive young ladies, and a bunch of geezers togged up in dicky bows and tuxedos. Ferry's music has always had something of that continental richness about it (like high cocoa solids dark chocolate), and, as befits the Parisian recording of this DVD, much of that comes out. Re-arrangements of Roxy faves such as 'Casanova', 'Out Of The Blue', 'Chance Meeting' and 'Bitter-Sweet' are vivid, imaginative, freshly reworked and performed with charm and gusto by the ol' lounge lizard. He was promoting his album of Tin Pan Alley chestnuts, 'As Time Goes By', at the time of recording (March 2000) and those numbers are rendered in a similarly elegant style. If I had to pick a highlight, though, I'd currently plump for the 'reformed' Roxy era classic, 'Oh Yeah', which is utterly gorgeous in this context, Ferry's reworking of pop song cliches into something that is genuinely moving and emotionally effecting. He doesn't say much, so I guess a career in stand-up comedy is not on the imminent horizon, but his music does all the talking here, and you will not want for more. All this and unfussy, unobtrusive camera work, and high-end sonics, makes for a very satisfying and essential purchase. As they said in Tin Pan Alley, "It's de-lightful, it's de-licious, it's de-lovely!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Byan Ferry, 20 Jun 2009
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Bryan Ferry Live showing his adaptability to all types of music, his skills are unseen by most. Have a look at one of the Uk's most talented an unsung performers. Should be Sir Bryan for the influence he has had in the music industry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really great, 21 Aug 2014
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Too Old (Valley View South Australia) - See all my reviews
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Brilliant I really like Bryan Ferry's music
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