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Marianne Faithfull - Strange Weather


ORG - Original Recordings Group


Female Vocalists

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AORG 0066-45
UPC: 892001002660
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

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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.

Stranger Intro
Boulevard of Broken Dreams
I Ain't Goin' Down To the Well No More
Sign of Judgment
Strange Weather
Love, Life and Money
I'll Keep It With Mine
Hello Stranger
Penthouse Serenade
As Tears Go By
A Stranger On Earth

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Exceptional Value and Quality

posted on 06/27/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Chris Marnezos
Similarly to the trumpet of Miles Davis, the voice of Marianne Faithful has the power to stir the senses in this volume.

A minor masterpiece.

posted on 08/28/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Scott Wilson
First off, I am a big fan of Marianne Faithfull, and this album must be considered an artistic peak of her post 1980's comeback. I realize not everyone will be a fan of her voice, which bears the ravages of a tragic decade of drug abuse and personal disappointment. Yet here, it is an entirely appropriate vehicle to interpret a collection of songs that themselves convey a melancholy sadness and weariness that she must know all to well. I find it utterly compelling, very much like the last output of Billie Holiday, one of who's songs, "Yesterdays", Marianne covers in this collection. Beautiful and sad, you can't help but shed tears of joy in awe of her talent and interpretive powers. The restoration by Grundman and ORG is nearly faultless. Quiet surfaces and 45rpm fidelity give this work the presentation it so greatly deserves.

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