Faithfull: A Collection of Her Best Recordings

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • Label: Ume Imports
  • UPC: 731452403629
  • Catalog Number: 524036

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Broken English (4:36)
  2. 2 The Ballad of Lucy Jordan (4:06)
  3. 3 Working Class Hero (4:42)
  4. 4 Guilt (5:09)
  5. 5 Why d'Ya Do It? (6:48)
  6. 6 Ghost Dance (3:45)
  7. 7 Trouble in Mind (The Return) (4:22)
  8. 8 Times Square (4:41)
  9. 9 Strange Weather (4:14)
  10. 10 She (3:25)
  11. 11 As Tears Go By (2:36)
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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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