As Time Goes By (Bryan Ferry album)

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As Time Goes By
Studio album by Bryan Ferry
Released 25 October 1999
Recorded Lansdowne Studios, London
Genre Traditional pop, retro swing, vocal jazz
Length 44:30
Label Virgin
Producer Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies
Bryan Ferry chronology
Mamouna
(1994)
As Times Goes By
(1999)
Frantic
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]
The A.V. Club Favorable [2]
Entertainment Weekly B [3]
The Harvard Crimson B- [4]
The Stranger (newspaper) 4/5 stars [5]

As Time Goes By is an album of popular songs and jazz standards by Bryan Ferry, the former lead vocalist for Roxy Music. It was released on Virgin Records in 1999. The album became a huge commercial success and sold steadily over the months following its release. It peaked at number 16 in United Kingdom with the title track being released as a single but failing to make the Top 100. It was co-produced by Rhett Davies and Bryan Ferry.

Critical reception[edit]

Reviewing for AllMusic critic, Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote of the album "On the surface, it may seem like a departure for Ferry, but in the end, it's entirely of a piece with his body of work. True, it may not be a major album in the scheme of things, but it's easy to be seduced by its casual elegance."[6] And reviewing for The A.V. Club critic, Keith Phipps wrote of the album "the results are both predictable and thrilling, musically tasteful but as emotionally raw as good manners will allow."[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "As Time Goes By" (Herman Hupfeld) – 2:35
  2. "The Way You Look Tonight" (Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields) – 3:33
  3. "Easy Living" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – 2:14
  4. "I'm in the Mood for Love" (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) – 4:20
  5. "Where or When" (Rodgers and Hart) – 3:20
  6. "When Somebody Thinks You're Wonderful" (Harry Woods) – 3:00
  7. "Sweet and Lovely" (Charles Daniels, Gus Arnheim, Harry Tobias) – 3:10
  8. "Miss Otis Regrets" (Cole Porter) – 2:44
  9. "Time on My Hands" (Vincent Youmans, Harold Adamson, Mack Gordon) – 3:01
  10. "Lover, Come Back to Me" (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein) – 2:51
  11. "Falling in Love Again" (Friedrich Hollaender, Sammy Lerner) – 2:27
  12. "Love Me or Leave Me" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 2:42
  13. "You Do Something to Me" (Cole Porter) – 2:46
  14. "Just One of Those Things" (Cole Porter) – 2:44
  15. "September Song" (Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson) – 3:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Bryan Ferry - Lead vocals, synthesizer
  • Phil Manzanera - guitar
  • Robin Trower - Associate Producer
  • Alan Barnes - clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Nicholas Bucknail - clarinet
  • Wilfred Gibson - violin
  • Bob Hunt - trombone
  • Chris Laurence - bass
  • Andy Newmark - drums
  • Anthony Pleeth - cello
  • Frank Ricotti - percussion
  • John Sutton - drums
  • Enrico Tomasso - trumpet
  • Hugh Webb - harp
  • Gavyn Wright - violin
  • Peter Lale - viola
  • Boguslaw Kostecki - violin
  • Jose Libertella - bandoneon
  • Luis Stazo - bandoneon
  • Paul Clarvis - drums
  • Philip Dukes - viola
  • Colin Good - piano, Musical Director
  • Anthony Pike - clarinet
  • Jim Tomlinson - clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Richard Jeffries - bass
  • Malcolm Earle Smith - trombone
  • Abraham Leborovich - violin
  • James Sanger - programming
  • Robert Fowler - clarinet
  • Martin Wheatley - banjo
  • Timothy Lines - clarinet
  • David White - clarinet
  • Nils Solberg - guitar
  • David Woodcock - violin
  • Cynthia Millar - ondes Martenot

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