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Marianne Faithfull

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Marianne Evelyn Gabriel Faithfull (born 29 December 1946) is an English singer and actress. She achieved popularity in the 1960s with the release of her hit single "As Tears Go By" and became one of the lead female artists during the British Invasion in the United States.

Born in Hampstead, London, Faithfull began her career in 1964 after attending a Rolling Stones party, where she was discovered by Andrew Loog Oldham. Her debut album Marianne Faithfull (1965) (released simultaneously with her album Come My Way) was a commercial success followed by a number of albums on Decca Records. From 1966 to 1970, she had a highly publicised romantic relationship with Mick Jagger. Her popularity was further enhanced by her film roles, such as those in I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967), The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968), and Hamlet (1969). However, her popularity was overshadowed by personal problems in the 1970s. During that time she was anorexic, homeless, and a heroin addict.

Noted for her distinctive voice, Faithfull's previously melodic and higher-registered vocals (which were prevalent throughout her career in the 1960s) were affected by severe laryngitis, coupled with persistent drug abuse during the 1970s, permanently altering her voice, leaving it raspy, cracked and lower in pitch. This new sound was praised as "whisky soaked" by some critics and seen as having helped to capture the raw emotions expressed in Faithfull's music.After a long commercial absence, Faithfull made a comeback with the 1979 release of her critically acclaimed album Broken English. The album was a commercial success and marked a resurgence of her musical career. Broken English earned Faithfull a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and is often regarded as her "definitive recording". She followed this with a series of albums, including Dangerous Acquaintances (1981), A Child's Adventure (1983), and Strange Weather (1987). Faithfull also wrote three books about her life: Faithfull: An Autobiography (1994), Memories, Dreams & Reflections (2007), and Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record (2014).

Faithfull is listed on VH1's "100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll" list. She received the World Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Women's World Awards and was made a Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France.

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June 1, 2022

Watch an exclusive clip of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ ‘This Much I Know To Be True’ featuring Marianne Faithfull

The film will come to the MUBI streaming service next month after a previous one-night-only run in cinemas The post Watch an exclusive clip of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’ ‘This Much I Know To Be True’ featuring Marianne Faithfull appeared first on NME.

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May 10, 2022

Director Andrew Dominik says new Nick Cave film “shows what he has learned about loss”

The director talks to NME about new film 'This Much I Know To Be True', Cave's efforts with The Red Hand Files, his relationship with Warren Ellis, and "the voice of eternity" Marianne Faithfull The post Director Andrew Dominik says new Nick Cave film “shows what he has learned about loss” appeared first on NME.

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January 20, 2022

Hear Marianne Faithfull’s Forceful ‘Vagabond Ways’ Demo for ‘Incarceration of a Flower Child’

Outtake rendition of Roger Waters cover comes ahead of deluxe album reissue

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April 28, 2021

Marianne Faithfull doesn’t know if she’ll sing again after COVID-19 battle

"The damage has been very bad" The post Marianne Faithfull doesn’t know if she’ll sing again after COVID-19 battle appeared first on NME.

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January 15, 2021

Marianne Faithfull says she almost died after battling COVID-19

“All I know is that I was in a very dark place - presumably, it was death” The post Marianne Faithfull says she almost died after battling COVID-19 appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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January 15, 2021

Marianne Faithfull Announces Post-Covid-19 Album, ‘She Walks in Beauty’

Album finds Faithfull reading from works by Lord Byron, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Wordsworth, and Lord Tennyson

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January 15, 2021

Marianne Faithfull and Warren Ellis announce new album ‘She Walks In Beauty’

The spoken-word record will see Faithfull delivering her take on poets such as Byron, Tennyson and Keats The post Marianne Faithfull and Warren Ellis announce new album ‘She Walks In Beauty’ appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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Discs

Love & Loss

March 11, 2022

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I Have A Love

February 11, 2022

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Drifting

February 9, 2022

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Incarceration of a Flower Child (Demo)

January 20, 2022

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Marianne Faithfull: The Montreux Years (Live)

August 27, 2021

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Song for Nico (Live - Montreux Jazz Festival 2002)

August 20, 2021

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Madame George (Live - Montreux Jazz Festival 1995)

July 27, 2021

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She Walks in Beauty (with Warren Ellis)

April 30, 2021

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Port Of Amsterdam

February 22, 2019

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Come And Stay With Me: The UK 45s 1964-1969

November 9, 2018

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Negative Capability

November 2, 2018

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That's Right Baby

September 26, 2018

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The Gypsy Faerie Queen

September 14, 2018

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No Exit (Live)

September 30, 2016

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Give My Love to London

November 11, 2014

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Give My Love To London

November 10, 2014

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Falling Back

October 21, 2014

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Sparrows Will Sing

October 7, 2014

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Horses and High Heels

January 31, 2011

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Easy Come, Easy Go (Deluxe Edition)

November 10, 2008

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Easy Come, Easy Go

November 10, 2008

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Live At The BBC

January 1, 2008

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Before the Poison

January 25, 2005

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Before The Poison

January 25, 2005

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Live In Hollywood

January 1, 2005

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Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins: Classic Library Series

July 9, 2004

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Kissin Time

April 8, 2002

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Vagabond Ways (Expanded Version)

April 14, 1999

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Vagabond Ways

April 12, 1999

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Hang It on Your Heart

January 1, 1997

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Twentieth Century Blues - An Evening In The Weimar Republic

August 16, 1996

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A Secret Life

March 21, 1995

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Blazing Away

January 1, 1990

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Rich Kid Blues

January 1, 1985

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A Child's Adventure

March 1, 1983

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Broken English (Deluxe Edition)

November 2, 1979

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Broken English

November 2, 1979

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Marianne Faithfull 1964

January 1, 1964

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As Tears Go By

January 1, 1964

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