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Before the Poison
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
Faithfull's career spans over four decades, beginning with the melancholy of the Jagger/Richards' tune, "As Tears Go By", the first of four hit singles Marianne recorded during the 60's. In 1979, she released the stunning ... more »
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Faithfull's career spans over four decades, beginning with the melancholy of the Jagger/Richards' tune, "As Tears Go By", the first of four hit singles Marianne recorded during the 60's. In 1979, she released the stunning reinvention "Broken English", the album by which her mature career has been measured. "Before The Poison" is another such record, as Faithfull teams with her most sympathetic collaborators yet, including PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Blur's Damon Albarn, and Magnolia composer Jon Brion.
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Sonoko F. from MONTCLAIR, NJ
Reviewed on 3/14/2007...
This is one of Marianne's best CDs. PJ Harvey's songs are inspired & brought to gutsy, vibrant life by Marianne's skilled singing. she uses her intelligent phrasing and shredded voice to terrific effect. I saw her perform many of these songs in concert and they held all their power. Songs range from the rocking 'My Friends Have' to the delicate Nick Cave-penned 'There Is A Ghost.' 'Crazy Love' is especially wonderful, Marianne's knowing voice creates an almost unbearable poignancy. even if you don't like her voice, you'll admire the artistry.
Bob Estes | Little Rock, AR USA | 06/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anthony Rupert get's it wrong below. I am not a Marianne Faithfull fan really, I don't know that I have every even listened to a full Marianne Faithfull album before.
I am a fan of this CD though. The song construction throughout is fresh and unlike much else that is out there.
I would have missed this album all together, but I happened to be in the same restaurant with Elvis Costello a few years back. I overheard him having a conversation with a fan when the topic of Marianne Faithfull came up. Elvis highly praised this release, so I sought it out to listen to it.
I concur with Elvis. If you are board with contemporary music and musicians, I would encourage you to give this one a listen.
Also Anthony, 'My Friends Have' is a great song."
Potent and raw
S. J. | San Antonio, TX USA | 01/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The combination of Marianne Faithfull's voice with PJ Harvey and Nick Cave's lyrics and music is the perfect combination - starting immediately with the first track. Admittedly, this is my first Faithfull album, but I am astounded by the genius of matching her with Harvey and Cave.
The result is raw, honest, gritty and beautiful.
This is a one-of-a-kind recording and I cannot recommend it enough."