Marianne Faithfull - Easy Come Easy Go
Written by Nicholas Jennings    Sunday, 13 December 2009 01:00    PDF Print E-mail

Tags: 2009 | Antony Hegarty | Billie Holiday | Cat Power | Dolly Parton | Easy Come Easy Go | Keith Richards | Marianne Faithfull | Merle Haggard | Neko Case | Nick Cave | Reviews | Rufus Wainwright | Smokey Robinson

Marianne Faithfull - Easy Come Easy GoAlways compelling, singer-actress Marianne Faithfull was once Mick Jagger’s girlfriend and a darling of England’s swinging ’60s scene. A gorgeous girl of noble ancestry (her mother was an Austrian baroness with roots in the Habsburg Dynasty), she scored her first pop hit at 18, singing Mick’s and Keith Richards’ “As Tears Go By.” But her decline came as rapidly as her rise. Throughout the ’70s, her career plummeted and her life was beset by heartache, drug abuse and suicide attempts.

Marianne launched her comeback with a series of strong, startling confessional albums, including Broken English, Dangerous Acquaintances, Strange Weather and Blazing Away. The latter two were produced by Hal Wilner, best known for producing acclaimed tribute albums to Kurt Weill and Leonard Cohen, among others. Now Marianne and Hal have teamed up again with Easy Come Easy Go, a superb collection of new and timeless songs by other artists and featuring guest appearances by many of Marianne’s musical admirers.

The album kicks off with Marianne’s rendition of “Down from Dover,” Dolly Parton’s moving tale of teenage pregnancy. She’s then joined by singer Cat Power on a windswept Neko Case song and delivers a stirring version of Billie Holiday’s heartbroken gem “Solitude.” Other guests include Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright and Antony Hegarty, of Antony & the Johnsons, who joins her on Smokey Robinson’s classic “Ooh Baby Baby,” But the album’s highlight is Marianne and Keith Richards performing Merle Haggard’s “Sing Me Back Home.” Two ’60s veterans singing a survival song: perfect.

March 2009




Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Reddit! Del.icio.us! Mixx! Free and Open Source Software News Google! Live! Facebook! StumbleUpon! TwitThis Joomla Free PHP
Last Updated ( Monday, 14 December 2009 09:10 )
 

Reviews

Pharrell Williams - G I R L

2014 | Administrator | Friday, 28 March 2014

He sang on two of last year’s biggest records: Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” Now the seven-time Grammy winner is molten hot and ready for global...

News image

Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 6 October 2013

Monáe may be pop’s most fashionable innovator. The Kansas City native, recently chosen as the new face of CoverGirl, has been turning heads ever since releasing her debut album, The...

News image

Eric Clapton - Old Sock

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 14 March 2013

The guitar legend’s latest is a relaxed, good-time affair, with Paul McCartney and former Blind Faith bandmate Steve Winwood joining him on “All of Me” and “Still Got the Blues.”...

News image

Charlotte Church - One & Two

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 14 March 2013

Once a child star known for her covers of classical songs and operatic arias, Church dropped out to become a mother of two. Now the Welsh singer has returned as...

Features

News image

The Sadies

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Dallas and Travis Good have worked with Neil Young, author Margaret Atwood, Randy Bachman, Buffy Sainte-Marie and actor Gordon Pinsent. But it was another Canadian...

News image

A Tribe Called Red

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 10 October 2013

Ian Campeau will never forget the first Electric Pow Wow night. It was 2008 and he and fellow aboriginal DJ Bear Witness had the idea...

News image

Kathleen Edwards is an Emotional Voyageur

2012 | Administrator | Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A lot can change in four years—especially in the music world. In 2008, when Kathleen Edwards released her album Asking for Flowers, the Ottawa native...

News image

The Midway State - From Riches to Rags and Back Again

2012 | Administrator | Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Nathan Ferraro doesn’t seem the least bit bitter—which is surprising, given everything he’s been through. In fact, the affable, afro-haired frontman exudes all the serenity...