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'Broken English' in soft focus

Out with the new wave, in with the old disco. Critics weren't kind to Faithfull's follow-up to 'Broken English', and you can't really blame them. Underpinning many of the songs is the spectre of 80s dance/disco, giving them a funkier feel, but whitewashing some of the lyrical bitterness. The production too has far more sheen, blunting much of the savageness that is still lurking under the surface; and the worst songs sound rushed, thrown together by disinterested dope-heads to make a fast buck. Despite all that, the best songs here ('Intrigue', 'So Sad' and 'Truth, Bitter Truth') are as honest and emotionally affecting as anything off 'Broken English', and a damn sight easier on the psyche. Lesser but lighter - and you can dance to it!


Born: 29 December 1946 in Hampstead, London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Few stars of the '60s reinvented themselves as successfully as Marianne Faithfull. Coaxed into a singing career by Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham in 1964, she had a big hit in both Britain and the U.S. with her debut single, the Jagger/Richards composition "As Tears Go By" (which prefaced the Stones' own version by a full year). Considerably more successful in her native land than the States, she had a series of hits in the mid-'60s that set her high, fragile voice against delicate orchestral...
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Dangerous Acquaintances, Marianne Faithfull
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  • £5.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Pop/Rock
  • Released: 01 January 1981

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