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Secret Life
Marianne Faithfull
Secret Life
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
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Mid-price Spectrum reissue of her 1995 album unavailable in the US.


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All Artists: Marianne Faithfull
Title: Secret Life
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 2
Label: Ume Imports
Original Release Date: 3/21/1995
Release Date: 3/21/1995
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Singer-Songwriters, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452409621, 0731452409621, 731452409645


Album Description
Mid-price Spectrum reissue of her 1995 album unavailable in the US.

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CD Reviews

Scott T Mc Nally | ORLANDO, Fl USA | 07/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Marianne Faithfull is so different from most of the other female singers I listen to. She sings in a low growl, doesn't have much range, but can convey more emotion in her delivery than just about anyone. On "A Secret Life", she displays a more tender side to her voice which is complimented greatly by Angelo Badalamenti's lushly orchestrated compostions. Some may feel it's a bit too mellow, but it's every bit as emotional as anything else I've heard from her over the years. This is a woman who has been to Hell and back more than once and has the voice to prove it, but she never comes off as a victim. She has only been a victim of herself and she has pointed that out in many interviews. For me, the standout track is "She". It's haunting, almost show tune like melody coupled with her lyrics and delivery make for one of the most memorable and sad ballads ever to cross the path of my ears"
Marianne's Chillout Phase
Scott T Mc Nally | 04/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Angelo Badalamenti is known for composing lush and haunting soundscapes that the Twin Peaks soundtrack and Julee Cruise emphasised so effectively in the past.Here his protege is none other than Ms.Faithfull,who gives his work yet another new direction.Combining bittersweet vocals with atmospheric and often gloomy tunes,Sleep,Flaming September,Losing and The Stars Line Up are chillingly beautiful. Marianne's torn voice tells us of despair and regret .The album's only sore point is The Wedding,which sounds rather irrelevant and out of place with the rest of the mood.On She,there's loneliness and self destruction while Bored By Dreams and Love In The Afternoon reconvey the gloom and sombre atmosphere. Overall if you're a fan of the whole Twin Peaks saga,then this album's a must.Just turn out the lights, pour a glass of wine and enjoy."
Think a more mellow "Broken English"
Scott T Mc Nally | 11/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Marianne Faithfull is the goddess of dark music. With her distinctive voice and poetic lyrics, Marianne gives a voice to those who have been silenced. "A Secret Life" explores the dark side, like her 1979 magnum opus "Broken English," but not as in-your-face, and there's nary an expletive. The darkness of this disc is in Angelo Badalamenti's haunting, orchestral arrangements. "Sleep" will give you chills. "Flaming September" is powerful. "She" induces tears. "The Stars Line Up" and "Bored by Dreams" are my favorites. And the lyrics! A sample: "It is safe to walk with me/ Where you can read the sky and stars/Safe to walk upon the sea/In my sleep we can go far" (from "Sleep"). That's not just a song to listen to, that's a song to look at."