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Rich Kid Blues
Marianne Faithfull
Rich Kid Blues
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

1998 reissue on Demon of 1984 compilation comprised of tracks she cut in the early '70s. 12 tracks, including 'LongBlack Veil', 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' and 'Visions Of Johanna'.


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All Artists: Marianne Faithfull
Title: Rich Kid Blues
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Diablo Records UK
Release Date: 8/11/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Europe, British Isles, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 740155486129, 766489116624


Album Description
1998 reissue on Demon of 1984 compilation comprised of tracks she cut in the early '70s. 12 tracks, including 'LongBlack Veil', 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' and 'Visions Of Johanna'.

CD Reviews

Bittersweet and bluesy
Donn Hart | Boston | 12/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Recorded shortly before Marianne found herself living on the streets as a heroin addict, she recorded "Rich Kid Blues." Gone now was that sweet, pretty young girl the world was enamored of. A brutal drug bust she was caught in with the Rolling Stones started a systematic assassination of her character in the tabloids. Her reedy haunting soprano had dropped into a whiskey-soured husky instrument. On this record, you can almost smell the tobacco on her breath. That aside, though Marianne herself hates this album with a passion, it truly does need to be heard. Her rendition of "The Long Black Veil" is fantastic (her former paramour, Mick Jagger, later did this track with the Chieftains in 1995). The title track is murky and haunting. "Corrine, Corrina" is also murky and multi-layered. Call it art-blues, if you will. "Chords of Fame" and "Sad Lisa" are great. But the real highlight is her cover of Bob Dylan's "Visions of Johanna." Fantastic.It's definitely worth it to buy this CD. Do not hesitate."
Miguel Cane | Mexico City, Mexico | 04/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This record has been maligned by Marianne herself, since it was recorded during a time of pain and horror in her life.And it shows.This is a record that reveals that missing link between her girly pop years, her North Country Maid years and what was to come in the form of "Broken English"...The voice is weak and raspy and she was probably too high to care when she recorded it. Or too hungry and despairing. Whatever it might have been, it also gives this CD a sense of vulnerability and loss that has not been achieved before, and there is a glimmer of hope.You can feel it. And that's what counts."
Fear of the Chords of Fame
F. R. W. Miles | Oak Hill, VA United States | 01/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hurt, lonely, strung out on drugs; yet somewhere deep within her soul is the spirit of hope, the spark of light that this is not the end. From a cover of Cat Steven's "Sad Lisa" to the almost autobiographical cover of Phil Ochs "Chords of Fame", "Rich Kids Blues" is a tour through a world most of us only glimpse but thankfully never live in.The voice is thin at times and the emotions pour through. After I first heard the album I just sat there stunned at the raw feelings, the agony, the wanting. I was drained. Only Lou Reed's Velvet Underground's "Heroin" has any music had that effect on me.Yes, the album is uneven. True, it is not "Broken English". Is it worth the effort? YES."Rich Kid Blues" was recorded in the period of pain that provided the base that came to full blossom in "Broken English.""