Faithfull: A Collection of Her Best Recordings

Faithfull: A Collection of Her Best Recordings

by Marianne Faithfull
     
 

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This best-of basically covers the years 1979 to 1994, though it reaches back to 1964 for Marianne Faithfull's first recording and first hit, "As Tears Go By," and includes "She," slated for the upcoming 1995 album A Secret Life. Five of the 11 songs are drawn from Faithfull's strongest album, 1979's Broken English, including the bitter title track and

Overview

This best-of basically covers the years 1979 to 1994, though it reaches back to 1964 for Marianne Faithfull's first recording and first hit, "As Tears Go By," and includes "She," slated for the upcoming 1995 album A Secret Life. Five of the 11 songs are drawn from Faithfull's strongest album, 1979's Broken English, including the bitter title track and "Why'd Ya Do It." Otherwise, compiler Chris Blackwell makes little attempt to present a balance among Faithfull's recordings -- there is nothing at all from Dangerous Acquaintances or A Child's Adventure, and only one track each from Strange Weather and Blazing Away. But there is a good newly recorded cover of Patti Smith's "Ghost Dance" co-produced by Keith Richards and featuring other members of the Rolling Stones, and Blackwell rescues Faithfull's rendition of the title theme for the movie Trouble in Mind from the soundtrack album. It adds up to an excellent compilation that highlights Faithfull's strengths as a singer.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/30/1994
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0731452400420
catalogNumber:
5003017
Rank:
182702

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marianne Faithfull   Primary Artist,Vocals
Angelo Badalamenti   Conductor

Technical Credits

Mark Isham   Producer
Marianne Faithfull   Composer,Contributor
Steve York   Composer
Barry Reynolds   Composer
Angelo Badalamenti   Producer,Contributor,Orchestration
Lenny Kaye   Composer
Joe Maverty   Composer
Marcus Miller   Producer
Mark Miller Mundy   Producer
Andrew Loog Oldham   Producer
Keith Richards   Producer
Patti Smith   Composer
Terry Stannard   Composer
Don Was   Producer
Hal Willner   Producer
Heathcote Williams   Composer
R.M. Jones   Composer
David Dalton   Liner Notes
L. Kaye   Composer
P. Smith   Composer
S. York   Composer
J. Mavety   Composer

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