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Roxy Mu­sic meets the Roar­ing ’20s… not the most ob­vi­ous combo, it’s fair to say. But on new al­bum Bit­ter-Sweet, Bryan Ferry takes his back cat­a­logue and gives it a jazz makeover with a full big band, and the re­sults are rather brill. The­atri­cal, lus­trous and with Ferry’s trade­mark lounge-lizard tones, songs like While My Heart is Still Beat­ing, Sign of the Times and Dance Away take on a ro­man­tic new (old?) life of their own. Well worth a try.

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