ORG - Original Recordings Group
45 RPM Vinyl Record
|No. of Discs:||2|
Few stars of the 1960s 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.
Faithfull's 1987 release of Strange Weather recast her as a nicotine-stained chanteuse, approaching such standards as "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "Penthouse Serenade" with a ravaged, world-weary demeanor that recalls the latter-day recordings of Billie Holiday. She also tackles some blues and jazz material and turns "As Tears Go By" into the gut-wrenching torch ballad neither the Stones nor Faithfull could ever have done in the '60s. A dark, challenging masterpiece.
|Boulevard of Broken Dreams|
|I Ain't Goin' Down To the Well No More|
|Sign of Judgment|
|Love, Life and Money|
|I'll Keep It With Mine|
|As Tears Go By|
|A Stranger On Earth|
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