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Marianne Faithfull: Give My Love To London
Buy! - (Easy Sound)
The 20th album from the veteran British artist is her strongest in years. There are a few well-chosen covers and a couple of new songs written for her, but most are new co-writes, combining Faithfull’s often-acerbic lyrics with music written by Nick Cave, Steve Earle, Roger Waters, Anna Calvi and other notables. The album also features an impressive supporting cast of musicians including Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley, Ed Harcourt on keyboards and guest appearances from Brian Eno and Bad Seeds’ Warren Ellis and Jim Sclavunos, and they provide sympathetic accompaniment on emotive songs ranging from stormy rockers to dark, majestic ballads. 10/17/2014 - Don Yates