8 November 2023
A tribute album for the legendary, singular and utterly charismatic MARIANNE
FAITHFULL who came in the picture for the first time in the swinging 60s as Mick
Jagger‘s angelic girlfriend and soon started her musical career, about 50 years ago,
with ups and downs, will be released on December 8.
Three fantastic ups that immediately come to mind are albums Broken English (1979), Strange Weather(1987) and Vagabonds Ways (1999) featuring a magnific cover of Leonard Cohen‘s classic Tower Of Song. The hoarser her nicotine-infected voice became over the years the more arresting she sounded.
Her latest work is an album titled She Walks In Beauty where she recited
Romantic poetry over music by Nick Cave‘s soulmate Warren Ellis. It came
out in 2021.
The ode to the now 76-year-old diva, still not fully recovered from lung Covid,
will feature 19 songs interpreted by illustrious artists such as Cat Power, Iggy
Pop (he’s everywhere these days), Tracy Bonham, the reunited Bush Tetras, punk
icon Lydia Lunch, Garbage‘s Shirley Manson and also Belly‘s wondrous voice
Donelly: “Marianne’s voice has always been one of my favorite instruments, from childhood through today, and her music and spirit have been life-long inspirations. I wanted to cover “This Little Bird” for its fragile and beautiful musical arrangement and melody, and the bittersweet story the lyrics tell.”
Order info album HERE.