Marianne Faithfull
Born:
29 December 1946
Genres:
Pop/Rock, Vocal, Country, Folk
Releases:
11
Biography: Few stars of the '60s have reinvented themselves as successfully as Marianne Faithfull. Coaxed into a singing career by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham in 1964, she had a big hit in both Britain and the U.S. with her debut single, the Jagger/Richards composition "As Tears Go By" (which prefaced the Stones' own version by a full year). Considerably more successful in her native land than the States, she had a series of hits in the mid-'60s that set her high, fragile voice against delicate orchestral pop arrangements: "Summer Night," "This Little Bird," and Jackie DeShannon's "Come and Stay with Me." Not a songwriter at the outset of her career, she owes more of her fame as a '60s icon to her extraordinary beauty and her long-running romance with Mick Jagger, although she offered a taste of things to come with her compelling 1969 single "Sister Morphine," which she co-wrote (and which the Stones later released themselves on Sticky Fingers). In the '70s, Faithfull split up with Jagger, developed a serious drug habit, and recorded rarely, with generally dismal results. This occurred until late 1979, when she pulled off an astonishing comeback with Broken English. Displaying a croaking, cutting voice that had lowered a good octave since the mid-'60s, Faithfull had also begun to write much of her own material, and addressed sex and despair with wrenching realism. After allowing herself to be framed as a demure chanteuse by songwriters and arrangers throughout most of her career, Faithfull had found her own voice, and suddenly sounded more relevant and contemporary than most of the stars she had rubbed shoulders with in the '60s. Faithfull's recordings in the '80s and '90s were sporadic and erratic, but generally quite interesting; Strange Weather, a Hal Willner-produced 1987 collection of standards and contemporary compositions that spanned several decades for its sources, was her greatest triumph of the decade. In 1994, she published her self-titled autobiography; the biography As Tears Go By by Mark Hodkinson is an objective and thorough account of her life and times. Faithfull returned to recording in 2002 with Kissin' Time, an eclectic collection of songwriting collaborations with Beck, Damon Albarn, Billy Corgan, Jon Brion, and Jarvis Cocker, among others. In 2004, Before the Poison was released in the U.K., making its entrance into the U.S. market in early 2005. This album continued in the vein of its predecessor, with songwriting and production contributions from PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Brion, and Albarn, but with far more consistent results. Faithfull and Willner released Easy Come Easy Go in 2008, an all new collection of typically eclectic covers from the likes of Morrissey, the Decemberists, Billie Holiday, Black Rebel Motorcycle, and Dolly Parton. Faithfull and Willner re-teamed for 2011's Horses and High Heels, a collection of covers and originals recorded at the famed Piety Street studio in New Orleans. The album features the talents of local musicians including renowned guitarist John Porter, as well as cameos by Dr. John, Lou Reed, and Wayne Kramer.
No Exit
No Exit
Tracks: 10
Year: 2016
Give My Love To London
Give My Love To London
Tracks: 11
Year: 2014
As Tears Go By (single)
As Tears Go By (single)
Tracks: 1
Year: 2011
Horses And High Heels
Horses And High Heels
Tracks: 13
Year: 2011
Easy Come Easy Go (2 CD)
Easy Come Easy Go (2 CD)
Tracks: 18
Year: 2008
Easy Come Easy Go
Easy Come Easy Go
Tracks: 18
Year: 2008
No Regrets
No Regrets
Tracks: 16
Year: 2007
Cully Jazz Festival
Cully Jazz Festival
Tracks: 16
Year: 2007
The Collection
The Collection
Tracks: 40
Year: 2005
Live In Hollywood
Live In Hollywood
Tracks: 11
Year: 2005
Before The Poison
Before The Poison
Tracks: 10
Year: 2004
Kissin Time
Kissin Time
Tracks: 11
Year: 2002
A Stranger On Earth
A Stranger On Earth
Tracks: 16
Year: 2001
It's All Over Now Baby Blue
It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Tracks: 20
Year: 2000
Live In Bremen
Live In Bremen
Tracks: 17
Year: 1999
Vagabond Ways
Vagabond Ways
Tracks: 10
Year: 1999
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
Tracks: 13
Year: 1998
20th Century Blues
20th Century Blues
Tracks: 15
Year: 1996
A Secret Life
A Secret Life
Tracks: 10
Year: 1995
This Little Bird
This Little Bird
Tracks: 14
Year: 1993
Blazing Away
Blazing Away
Tracks: 13
Year: 1990
Strange Weather
Strange Weather
Tracks: 12
Year: 1987
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
Tracks: 16
Year: 1987
The Very Best Of
The Very Best Of
Tracks: 16
Year: 1987
Rich Kid Blues
Rich Kid Blues
Tracks: 12
Year: 1985
A Child's Adventure
A Child's Adventure
Tracks: 8
Year: 1983
Dangerous Acquaintances
Dangerous Acquaintances
Tracks: 9
Year: 1981
Broken English
Broken English
Tracks: 8
Year: 1979
Faithless
Faithless
Tracks: 12
Year: 1978
Loveinamist (Dutch Edition)
Loveinamist (Dutch Edition)
Tracks: 12
Year: 1967
North Country Maid
North Country Maid
Tracks: 15
Year: 1966
Marianne Faithfull
Marianne Faithfull
Tracks: 12
Year: 1965
Go Away From My World
Go Away From My World
Tracks: 12
Year: 1965
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