Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
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William | Australia | 04/28/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember back in 1983 when 'Running for Our Lives' was released as a single. It had the most beautiful strong chorus, and overall a damn good single. It didn't get the ariplay it deserved but still charted reasonably well. These days you'd be unlikely to hear it on the radio, but that's ok as it makes it so much more special to hear it now. I awlays wanted to get this album which featured it, but didn't as I didn't know enough about Marianne's music. The other day I saw it brand new in the shop for a very reasonable price, so grabbed it. I thought if 'Running for our Lives' is the only good track on it then that would be ok as it didn't cost me much. BUT - what a bonus to find that the whole album is brilliant! I just can't believe how timeless it is, doesn't sound like the kind of music there was in 1983. Listen out for gems such as Morning Come, and Times Square. I am going to buy 'Broken English' next, another classic, I believe from what I read."
Another Gem from Marriane Faithfull!
Dennis McGlinchey | USA | 02/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When Marianne Faithfull released her comeback album, "Broken English", in 1979, it was widely received by the buying public and critically acclaimed as a "masterpiece". She followed that up in 1981 with "Dangerous Acquaintences" which, though not quite on the par of "Broken English", was deemed an excellent piece of music and a natural follow-up to "Broken English". Then, in 1983, Marianne released "A Child's Adventure". Of the same musical vein and mold as "Broken English" and "Dangerous Acquaintences" these three albums are often referred to as her "Trilogy". After "A Child's Adventure", Marianne has changed musical directions several times. "A Child's Adventure" is another excellent piece of work from Marianne Faithfull. It starts off with "Times Square", a true MF classic. The bluesy "The Blue Millionaire" is somewhat of a departure for Marianne, at least up to that point, and gives credence to Marianne as a great musical stylist. "Falling From Grace" is an excellent autobiograpical song about her drug problems/bust. The poignant "Morning Come" and "Ashes In My Hand" shows, once again, the depth of her musical range and style. "Running For Our Lives" is another MF classic and is in close running with "Times Square" as my personal favorite from the CD. Marianne Faithfull is a uniquely gifted and talented artist and song stylist. One listen to "A Child's Adventure" and the other albums that make up her "Trilogy", and you will see for yourself. Excellent music from a truly great artist!"
Marianne's "Farewell" to her Trilogy
El Gavilan | Midwest | 01/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Marianne Faithfull could probably get anyone's initial interest by simply reading names from a phone book--her voice, like latter day Billie Holiday is an instrument that croaks, yet croons--a trained instrument of emotion that has been broken by her life and times, but still, stubbornly wraps an elegiac sheen around the songs. Marianne has called this her most desperate album, although it probably has more mainstream appeal than anything she has done in a pop vein since the 60's. The lyrics ARE desperate...and sad, set to beautiful, sometimes haunting instrumentation. Actually, two of these songs might have fit well in the 60's (Morning Come, Running For Our Lives). This music is the last of a "trilogy" begun with the bold Broken English--it is the softer, haunting farewell of a soul who has come to terms with one thread of her musical angst (she came out in '79 with her dukes up (Broken English), she walks away in '82 with a sad interpretation of a world where she doesn't quite fit in (She's Got A Problem)). New genres, new threads. The music of Marianne Faithfull is a wonderfully diverse tapestry of folk, pop, rock, punk, show tunes, and cabaret. This one may not be Broken English or Strange Weather, but it is Marianne."