Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Art of the Cover - Marianne Faithfull's "Give My Love To London" (2014)





Riffing perhaps on the gorgeous cover to the classic Broken English LP from 1979, Marianne gets her smoke on here in the enigmatic, nay iconic, cover shot to "Give My Love To London".

Yap, legendary artist/muse/style-icon Marianne Faithfull presents her stellar new opus, Give My Love to London, this month.

Produced by Rob Ellis and Dimitri Tikovoi, the album truly features a hefty guest list!

Marianne's backing band here consists of Ellis and Tikovoi along with Portishead's Adrian Utley and Ed Harcourt.

Meanwhile, Warren Ellis and Jim Sclavunos of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds / Grinderman are featured as special guests.




While Faithfull wrote most of the lyrics, the music was written by a gang of unknowns .... folks like Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, Nick Cave, Anna Calvi, Steve Earle, Pat Leonard, and Tom McRae.

Nick Cave wrote "Late Victorian Holocaust" specifically for Faithfull. The pair also co-wrote the track "Deep Water".

Things are busy in Faithfull-land, with Rizzoli set to publish Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record, a collection of photos of Marianne are  from throughout her career, commented on by Faithfull herself.









Tracklisting


01 – Give My Love To London
02 – Sparrows Will Sing
03 – True Lies
04 – Love More Or Less
05 – Late Victorian Holocaust
06 – The Price Of Love
07 – Falling Back
08 – Deep Water
09 – Mother Wolf
10 – Going Home
11 – I Get Along Without You Very Well














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