The Jazz Age (The Bryan Ferry Orchestra album)

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The Jazz Age
Studio album by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
Released November 26, 2012
Recorded 2012, Studio One, Olympia, London
Genre Jazz
Length 37:46
Label BMG Rights Management
Producer Bryan Ferry, Rhett Davies
Bryan Ferry chronology
The Jazz Age
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The Jazz Age, a 2012 album, is a rerecording of some of Bryan Ferry's compositions, as played in jazz style of the 1920s, by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra. The 13 songs have been chosen from 11 albums, from his very first release Roxy Music (1972) to his recent solo record Olympia (2010). The album was co-produced by Ferry and Rhett Davies, with arrangements by Colin Good, and released on 26 November 2012 as a 10in vinyl folio edition and on 12in vinyl, CD and digital download, on BMG Rights Management.[2][3]

The artwork for The Jazz Age album consists of illustrations by the renowned French poster artist Paul Colin (1892–1985).[4]

Talking about the inspiration behind the reinterpretations, Ferry told Clash, "I've sort of gone back to the music that I liked listening to when I was a young lad, nine or ten years old - I was really fairly precocious for that time."[5]

Due to its unconventional style and lack of radio friendly singles, the album is Ferry's lowest charting of his career, peaking at #50 on the UK Albums Chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bryan Ferry except where noted.

  1. "Do The Strand" – 2:10
  2. "Love Is the Drug" – 3:14 (Ferry, Andy Mackay)
  3. "Don’t Stop The Dance" – 2:51 (Ferry, Rhett Davies)
  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 (Ferry, Brian Eno)
  11. "Reason Or Rhyme" – 4:15
  12. "Virginia Plain" – 2:14
  13. "This Island Earth" – 4:24


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