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Friday Cool – Frank Sinatra & Strings

  
So here is the plan for rediscovering vinyl records:

First, I collect my GPO Jam turntable on Sunday. I have this Frank Sinatra LP already so that will be first on the deck.

Secondly, I have all ready ordered Bryan Ferry, Another Time Another Place. Then I am going to scout the bay, vinyl music shops and charity shops to build a small but I hope discerning music collection, revolving around the 70s and 80s music I grew up on, jazz a la Miles Davies stylee and rat pack music along with a spot of Matt Munro.

Thirdly I will top this up with the odd bit of new vinyl that catches my eye though as these are often around the twenty pound mark these will be rare treats, so if you missed my birthday back in March here is your chance to redeem yourself! Only joking … No I’m not!

  


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Friday Cool – Bryan Ferry Another Time Another Place

  
Another Time, Another Place was Bryan Ferry’s second studio album as a solo artist. The album reached #4 in the UK charts in 1974.
Recording took place in London at Island, Ramport and AIR studios. Like Ferry’s previous solo album, it consisted mainly of covers, with this time the exception of the last song, which gave its title to the album and was written by Ferry.
Like These Foolish Things, Another Time, Another Place is essentially a cover album, featuring a Bob Dylan song (“A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” on the former LP, “It Ain’t Me Babe” on the latter) and a standard (the title track of These Foolish Things, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” on Another Time, Another Place) but while These Foolish Things emphasized an early-’60s girl-group repertoire, Another Time, Another Place turned to soul music (Sam Cooke, Ike & Tina Turner) and country music (Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Joe South).
This choice of repertoire, together with the more sophisticated settings and production, gave the album a more “grown-up”, serious and even reflective quality than Ferry’s previous album, which sounds more fun and at times hectic.