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  • Marianne Faithfull to Release "Horse and High Heels" on June 28th

    Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:50:57

    Marianne Faithfull to Release "Horse and High Heels" on June 28th - It's her 23rd studio platter and boasts originals and covers

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    • Marianne Faithfull - (From L) French singers Arthur H, Jane Birkin, Jean-Louis Aubert, UK's Marianne Faithfull, and Raphael perform on the Pleyel hall's stage, 28 June 2007 in Paris, to pay homage to French singer and composer Serge Gainsbourg.
    • Marianne Faithfull - British singer Marianne Faithfull performs on the Pleyel hall's stage, 28 June 2007 in Paris, during a concert to pay homage to French singer and composer Serge Gainsbourg.
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    Famed singer Marianne Faithfull will release her 23rd album, Horse and High Heels, in the US on June 28th via Naïve Records. 23 albums? That's an extensive body of work!

    The collection of songs consists of four originals and eight covers ranging from Carol King's "Going Back" to Greg Dulli & Mark Lanegan's "The Stations." Four of the tracks feature virtuosic guitarist John Porter (Eric Clapton, The Smiths) while Lou Reed and Dr. John/MC5's Wayne Kramer each make cameos on multiple songs.

    Iconic, influential, and inimitable, Marianne has been an entrancing and creative musical presence for the past 47 years. Beginning with her debut single, "As Tears Go By" (1964, the first song ever written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards), the singer has created an enduring legacy with her distinct, emotive, and truly haunting voice. She has also established herself as a powerful songwriter with a gift for crafting visceral melodies and deeply resonant lyrics. Her artistic fearlessness has led her to sing with legends like David Bowie and Metallica, and collaborate with a younger generation of musicians she influenced such as Beck, Morrissey, Billy Corgan and Blur.

    Horses and High Heels was recorded in New Orleans and features a core of masterful local musicians. The songs touch on everything from soul, blues, folk, country, jazz-pop perkiness, and beguiling guitar-rock. Much like the rest of her career, the only consistent theme or style of the album is Marianne herself.

    Which Marianne Faithfull albums do you own, digitally or otherwise?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    04.21.11




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    Tags: Marianne Faithfull, Carol King, Greg Dulli, Mark Lanegan, John Porter, Eric Clapton, The Smiths, MC5, Dr. John, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, David Bowie, Metallica, Beck, Blur, Billy Corgan, Morrissey

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