Bitter-Sweet [LP]
Artist: Bryan Ferry
Format: Vinyl
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Vinyl LP pressing. Bitter-Sweet, inspired by Bryan Ferry's work on the Sky Atlantic/Netflix television series Babylon Berlin (a German period drama based on the books by Volker Kutscher set in the 1920s), takes the musical stylings from that era and puts a new twist on well loved Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry tracks including "While My Heart is Still Beating," "Sign of the Times," "Bitter Sweet" and "Dance Away." Whereas Ferry's previous album in this genre The Jazz Ageconsisted of instrumentals, Bitter-Sweet includes eight vocal tracks. The album embraces ragtime, blues, and jazz, and whilst they evoke nostalgia, hearing beloved songs in a fresh and exciting way gives the record an edge of modernity; jazz in the 1920s was the soundtrack of popular culture - itself a modern invention and it's almost as if we're hearing it for the first time.