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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 19, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B00001ZSTJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,481 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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, sateen 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 fervor, 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

Customer Reviews

This is one of my favourite albums.
Gilly Bean
For me, songs like "Falling In Love Again", the title track, and "Where or When" just make Ferry the reigning king of the hopeless romantic.
T. Daubert
Bryan Ferry is a great entertainer - perhaps not the best voice, but always interesting and this is an interesting and well produced album.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By John on January 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Love songs have lost their feeling as singers with limited talent attempt to convey the emotion necessary to make a real love song work. Bryan Ferry not only makes the love songs on this CD work, he wrings them for all their worth, without falling into over-sentimentalized or melodramatic phrasing. His voice is smooth and elegant, allowing the lyrics to speak for themselves. Unconcerned with his own style (or perfecting a different one), Ferry has unconsciously fashioned that rare commodity, seamless blending of the old and new. The orchestrations are heavily weighted with period sounds, yet Ferry's voice never falls into croonership, or overextends itself to imitate singers of the past. Ferry's audience is sophistcated and Ferry plays this card to its fullest. The songs are obviously chosen with care and even those we might think we're tired of hearing (most notably, the title track, As Time Goes By,) sound fresh and speak not only about the joy of love, but also the melnacholy of love as well, which may be Ferry's greatest asset, true melancholy without the angst that mars so many other love songs. Not simply willing to re-issue the quaint and nostalgic, Ferry seems to be reaching for something more and finds it in such numbers as Sweet And Lovely, Love Me Or Leave Me, and the poetic and usually over-wrought, September Song. With these songs, Ferry reaches into the past, to bring us up to date on the sorry state of modern love songs. The songs on this CD are prime examples of the (almost) lost art of lyric writing.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Chill0ut1 on January 9, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is by far the best recording ever conceived by Bryan Ferry. His previous works like Boys and Girls will remain classics in the New Romantic style of music, but if you like his old stuff with Roxy Music such as Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and These Foolish Things, then you'll love As Time Goes By. Ferry's more matured voice is evident in these recordings and his choice of band members make for a flawless musical accompaniment. I love this album so much that I decided to give in to the price of purchasing the limited edition import version.
For those of you that are not familiar with Bryan Ferry or Roxy Music...Lately, most of my music interest lay in the range of the acid jazz and techno, but this album has no boundaries and is sure to be enjoyed by all ages, regardless of musical preconception. It's just a classic interpretation of music from a beautiful era.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 28, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This CD of classics from the 1930s is sultry and smoky, like a soundtrack for your most perfect romantic fantasy. The mellow tempo of the songs sound totally unlike anything on contemporary radio (to his credit). Ferry and his band Roxy Music have always been ones to try the untried, experiment, and break new ground. He has blazed a new trail with old material, as only he can this time. On this record, the lyrics have a rich, emotional quality, a credit to craftsman songwriters like Cole Porter. Bryan Ferry brings them all to new life in his signature classy, elegant style. Bravo to the _King of Cool_ for topping himself once again!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Brian Wallace (Co-author of It's Not Your Hair) on December 8, 1999
Format: Audio CD
With this magical production, Ferry has obviously alienated those near hopeless naysayers reared on a monomaniac diet of "modern" music with all its catchy synth trappings and infinite levels of overproduction.
When the musical alchemist strips down those unnecessary layers, mines for the gold, and reveals the beauty and simplicity inherent in timeless structures, is it any wonder that some must flee? Beautiful, haunting, lush, moving, elegant, poignant, pleasantly addictive, are expressions and words that this creation objectively warrants.
One who can transform songs from the distant past into aural pearls that so easily eclipse contemporary options, is worthy of much praise. Bryan Ferry is a gift to the world of music.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Daniel M Jessup on February 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Every artist should be entitled to do an album that THEY want to do... and this is Bryan's. Those who have followed and enjoyed Ferry's work over the decades from Roxy Music through his solo efforts know he has a soft spot for the "classic oldies" and this collection of 20s and 30s "hits" is a wonderful addition to his musical resume. The musicians shine brightly and provide an authentic "sound" of the era from which these songs were written. I wouldn't recommend this as a "first" Bryan Ferry CD, but it proves his versatility and is a very enjoyable and relaxing collection of songs. I agree with some of the previous reviewers that I hope we have yet to hear more "original" material from him because that is what most of us crave musically from him. But this is a very pleasant interim album that I recommend to any true fan of Mr. Ferry.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Milan Adamov on December 21, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I first heard this CD on my friends car stereo while we were driving two weeks ago. He borrowed me CD to listen for a while, I bought it next day and I cannot stop listening to it since then how great it is. Excellent.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By oldrocknroller on April 19, 2007
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I bought this album for three reasons:

1. These old classic songs are great. After hearing them many times for many years I never tire of them

and I always find them romantic and moving; and as with a previous reviewer, they transport me to

another time and place.

2. The band on this CD is absolutely first-rate and the musical arrangements are perfectly matched to the

time period and lyrics of each song.

3. I love Bryan Ferry's unique, not-to-be-mistaken-for-anyone-else's voice. It really goes great with this

music.

As a bonus, Amazon.com's low price for this album was way below what I expected to pay.
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