August 21, 2004

marianne faithfull

Marianne Faithfull has released over twenty albums, starting in 1965 when Rolling Stones manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, convinced her to give it a go. Hitting the charts a number of times in her native UK she rose fast and fell hard. After ending a relationship with Mick Jagger, in the early 70's, she nurtured a serious addiction problem, but in 1979, after getting her habit under control, she made a startling comeback with her album 'Broken English' (mp3 download of title track). Startling not only in it's representation of a strong, sexual woman, (why'd ya do it' - mp3) but also in the beautifully ravaged voice that the formerly girlish sounding Faithfull now commanded.

'broken english'

+ mp3s
+ guilt - from 'Broken English'
+ sister morphine - (21 minute version)

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