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Bryan Ferry is the ultimate dandy, the singer that never gets old and who does as he pleases. The former boss of the flamboyant, decadent and glamourous Roxy Music has a profound passion for jazz, and particularly jazz from the ‘20s and ‘30s. He released his first solo album in 1977, These Foolish Things, then in 1999 the magical and charmingly old-fashioned As Time Goes By, and three years later he brought us his vision of The Jazz Age, both instrumental and vocal, of the aromas of Cotton Club, the legendary dancing of Harlem during the Prohibition and anthems from the Roaring Twenties. The dandy Ferry revisits this sepia-coloured jazz with a unique and timeless elegance thanks to his slightly husky, velvety voice.

Bitter-Sweet journeys through the past, both in his vocals and instrumentals, sometimes swinging, sometimes melancholic, set in the ambiance of another era. His inspiration this time came from the German TV series Babylon Berlin based on detective novels by Volker Kutscher set in the 1920’s - the ideal setting for a blend of jazz, ragtime and blues. He revisits old songs from his solo albums and from Roxy Music (While My Heart is Still Beating and Dance Away) surrounded by expert musicians from his Bryan Ferry Orchestra. The ex-Roxy is an elegant, stylish and top-class performer - it’s hard not to get caught up in his travel through time. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
Alphaville
00:02:54

Frank Ricotti, Percussion - Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixing Engineer - Colin Good, Organ, Piano - Bryan Ferry, Composer, MainArtist - Dave Stewart, Composer - Simon Willey, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Richard White, Clarinet, Saxophone - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer - Camilla Pay, Harp - Robert Fowler, Clarinet, Saxophone - John Sutton, Drums - Martin Wheatley, Banjo - Ros Stephen, Viola, Violin - Julian Rowlands, Accordion - Marc Easener, Tuba - Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet - Ian Bateman, Trombone - Marina Moore, Viola, Violin - Chloe Beth Smith, Assistant Engineer - James Garzke, Assistant Engineer

© 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

2
Reason or Rhyme
00:03:42

Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixing Engineer - Colin Good, Piano - Bryan Ferry, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Simon Willey, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Richard White, Clarinet, Saxophone - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer - Robert Fowler, Clarinet, Saxophone - Alan Barnes, Clarinet, Saxophone - John Sutton, Drums - Martin Wheatley, Banjo - Ros Stephen, Violin - Julian Rowlands, Accordion - Karen Street, Accordion - Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet - Malcolm Earle-Smith, Trombone - Marina Moore, Viola, Violin - Chloe Beth Smith, Assistant Engineer - James Garzke, Assistant Engineer

© 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

3
Sign of the Times
00:02:29

Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixing Engineer - Colin Good, Piano - Bryan Ferry, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Simon Willey, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Richard White, Clarinet, Saxophone - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer - Robert Fowler, Clarinet, Saxophone - Alan Barnes, Clarinet, Saxophone - John Sutton, Drums - Martin Wheatley, Banjo - Ros Stephen, Viola, Violin - Julian Rowlands, Accordion - Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet - Malcolm Earle-Smith, Trombone - Marina Moore, Viola, Violin - Chloe Beth Smith, Assistant Engineer - James Garzke, Assistant Engineer - Sam Becker, Double Bass

© 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

4
New Town
00:03:57

Frank Ricotti, Percussion - Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixing Engineer - Colin Good, Piano - Bryan Ferry, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Simon Willey, Recording Engineer - Richard White, Clarinet, Saxophone - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer - Camilla Pay, Harp - Robert Fowler, Clarinet, Saxophone - John Sutton, Drums - Bobbie Gordon, Backing Vocals - Martin Wheatley, Banjo - Ros Stephen, Violin - Julian Rowlands, Accordion - Karen Street, Accordion - Marc Easener, Tuba - Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet - Ian Bateman, Trombone - Marina Moore, Viola, Violin - Sam Becker, Double Bass

© 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

5
Limbo
00:02:49

PATRICK LEONARD, Composer, Writer - Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixing Engineer - Colin Good, Piano - Bryan Ferry, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Simon Willey, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Richard White, Saxophone - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer - Robert Fowler, Saxophone - John Sutton, Drums - Martin Wheatley, Banjo - Ros Stephen, Viola, Violin - Julian Rowlands, Accordion - Marc Easener, Tuba - Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet - Ian Bateman, Trombone - Marina Moore, Viola, Violin - Chloe Beth Smith, Assistant Engineer - James Garzke, Assistant Engineer - Sam Becker, Double Bass

© 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

6
Bitter-Sweet
00:03:57

Frank Ricotti, Percussion - Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixing Engineer - Colin Good, Piano - Bryan Ferry, Composer, MainArtist - Simon Willey, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Richard White, Clarinet, Saxophone - Andrew MacKay, Composer - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer - Lucy Wilkins, Violin - Robert Fowler, Clarinet, Saxophone - John Sutton, Drums - Martin Wheatley, Banjo, Guitar - Marc Easener, Tuba - Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet - Ian Bateman, Trombone - Marina Moore, Viola, Violin - Chloe Beth Smith, Assistant Engineer - James Garzke, Assistant Engineer

© 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

7
Dance Away
00:02:47

Frank Ricotti, Percussion - Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixing Engineer - Colin Good, Piano - Bryan Ferry, Composer, MainArtist - Simon Willey, Engineer, Recording Engineer - Richard White, Clarinet, Saxophone - Emma Owens, Viola - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer - Robert Fowler, Clarinet, Saxophone - Sarah Chapman, Viola - Alan Barnes, Clarinet, Saxophone - John Sutton, Drums - Martin Wheatley, Banjo, Guitar - Ros Stephen, Violin - Emma Parker, Violin - Julian Rowlands, Accordion - Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet - Katy Cox, Cello - Malcolm Earle-Smith, Trombone - Victoria Sutherland, Violin - Marina Moore, Viola, Violin - Chloe Beth Smith, Assistant Engineer - James Garzke, Assistant Engineer - Sam Becker, Double Bass

© 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

8
Zamba
00:03:05

PATRICK LEONARD, Composer - Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixing Engineer - Colin Good, Organ - Bryan Ferry, Composer, MainArtist - Simon Willey, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Richard White, Clarinet, Saxophone - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer - Robert Fowler, Clarinet, Saxophone - Martin Wheatley, Guitar - Ros Stephen, Viola, Violin - Julian Rowlands, Accordion - Marc Easener, Tuba - Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet - Ian Bateman, Trombone - Marina Moore, Viola, Violin - Chloe Beth Smith, Assistant Engineer - James Garzke, Assistant Engineer - Sam Becker, Double Bass

© 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

9
Sea Breezes
00:03:01

Frank Ricotti, Percussion, Xylophone - Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixing Engineer - Colin Good, Piano - Bryan Ferry, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Simon Willey, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Richard White, Saxophone - Emma Owens, Viola - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer - Robert Fowler, Saxophone - Sarah Chapman, Viola - John Sutton, Drums - Martin Wheatley, Banjo - Ros Stephen, Violin - Emma Parker, Violin - Julian Rowlands, Accordion - Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet - Katy Cox, Cello - Malcolm Earle-Smith, Trombone - Victoria Sutherland, Violin - Marina Moore, Viola, Violin - Chloe Beth Smith, Assistant Engineer - James Garzke, Assistant Engineer - Sam Becker, Double Bass

© 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

10
While My Heart Is Still Beating
00:03:11

Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixing Engineer - Colin Good, Organ, Piano - Bryan Ferry, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Simon Willey, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Richard White, Saxophone - Andrew MacKay, Composer, Writer - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer - Camilla Pay, Harp - Andy Mackay, Composer - Robert Fowler, Saxophone - John Sutton, Drums - Martin Wheatley, Banjo - Julian Rowlands, Accordion, Piano - Marc Easener, Tuba - Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet - Ian Bateman, Trombone - Marina Moore, Viola, Violin - Chloe Beth Smith, Assistant Engineer - James Garzke, Assistant Engineer - Sam Becker, Double Bass

© 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

11
Bitters End
00:02:26

Frank Ricotti, Percussion - Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixing Engineer - Colin Good, Piano - Bryan Ferry, Composer, MainArtist - Simon Willey, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Richard White, Clarinet, Saxophone - Emma Owens, Viola - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer - Robert Fowler, Clarinet, Saxophone - Sarah Chapman, Viola - John Sutton, Drums - Martin Wheatley, Banjo - Ros Stephen, Violin - Emma Parker, Violin - Julian Rowlands, Accordion - Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet - Katy Cox, Cello - Malcolm Earle-Smith, Trombone - Victoria Sutherland, Violin - Marina Moore, Viola, Violin - Chloe Beth Smith, Assistant Engineer - James Garzke, Assistant Engineer - Sam Becker, Double Bass - Charlie Woof-Byrne, Piano

© 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

12
Chance Meeting
00:03:47

Frank Ricotti, Percussion - Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixing Engineer - Colin Good, Orchestral Arranger, Piano - Bryan Ferry, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Simon Willey, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Richard White, Clarinet, Saxophone - Emma Owens, Viola - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer - Chris Lawrence, Double Bass - Robert Fowler, Clarinet, Saxophone - Sarah Chapman, Viola - Alan Barnes, Clarinet, Saxophone - John Sutton, Drums - Martin Wheatley, Banjo, Guitar - Ros Stephen, Violin - Emma Parker, Violin - Julian Rowlands, Accordion - Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet - Katy Cox, Cello - Malcolm Earle-Smith, Trombone - Victoria Sutherland, Violin - Marina Moore, Viola, Violin - Chloe Beth Smith, Assistant Engineer - James Garzke, Assistant Engineer

© 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

13
Boys and Girls
00:04:40

Frank Ricotti, Percussion - Rhett Davies, Producer, Mixing Engineer - Colin Good, Organ, Piano - Bryan Ferry, Composer, Writer, MainArtist - Simon Willey, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Richard White, Saxophone - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer - Robert Fowler, Saxophone - John Sutton, Drums - Martin Wheatley, Banjo - Ros Stephen, Violin - Julian Rowlands, Accordion - Enrico Tomasso, Trumpet - Ian Bateman, Trombone - Marina Moore, Viola, Violin - Chloe Beth Smith, Assistant Engineer - James Garzke, Assistant Engineer - Sam Becker, Double Bass

© 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited ℗ 2018 BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited

Album Description

Bryan Ferry is the ultimate dandy, the singer that never gets old and who does as he pleases. The former boss of the flamboyant, decadent and glamourous Roxy Music has a profound passion for jazz, and particularly jazz from the ‘20s and ‘30s. He released his first solo album in 1977, These Foolish Things, then in 1999 the magical and charmingly old-fashioned As Time Goes By, and three years later he brought us his vision of The Jazz Age, both instrumental and vocal, of the aromas of Cotton Club, the legendary dancing of Harlem during the Prohibition and anthems from the Roaring Twenties. The dandy Ferry revisits this sepia-coloured jazz with a unique and timeless elegance thanks to his slightly husky, velvety voice.

Bitter-Sweet journeys through the past, both in his vocals and instrumentals, sometimes swinging, sometimes melancholic, set in the ambiance of another era. His inspiration this time came from the German TV series Babylon Berlin based on detective novels by Volker Kutscher set in the 1920’s - the ideal setting for a blend of jazz, ragtime and blues. He revisits old songs from his solo albums and from Roxy Music (While My Heart is Still Beating and Dance Away) surrounded by expert musicians from his Bryan Ferry Orchestra. The ex-Roxy is an elegant, stylish and top-class performer - it’s hard not to get caught up in his travel through time. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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