CD reissue. Recorded live with just a pianist, this could have been a dreadful affair; others have tried similar concepts and failed. Yet this works marvellously. Why? Partially because Marianne Faithfull has lived about five normal lifetimes and this shows up in her voice. The audience hold it's breath while Faithfull digs into 'Alabama Song', 'Surabaya Johnny' and 'Pirate Jenny'. It's glorious and if you like the extremes of dark and light, the sound of a whiskey-flavoured voice accompanied by a lone pianist (Paul Trueblood), then you will love this piece of work. The concerts entitled 'A Night In The Weimar Republic', are made up of mainly songs by Brecht & Weill before an audience that really loved her, whisky and cigarette in her hand.
CD reissue. Recorded live with just a pianist, this could have been a dreadful affair; others have tried similar concepts and failed. Yet this works marvellously. Why? Partially because Marianne Faithfull has lived about five normal lifetimes and this shows up in her voice. The audience hold it's breath while Faithfull digs into 'Alabama Song', 'Surabaya Johnny' and 'Pirate Jenny'. It's glorious and if you like the extremes of dark and light, the sound of a whiskey-flavoured voice accompanied by a lone pianist (Paul Trueblood), then you will love this piece of work. The concerts entitled 'A Night In The Weimar Republic', are made up of mainly songs by Brecht & Weill before an audience that really loved her, whisky and cigarette in her hand.
8718627230602

Details

Format: CD
Label: MOCD
Rel. Date: 03/20/2020
UPC: 8718627230602

20th Century Blues
Artist: Marianne Faithfull
Format: CD
New: Available $13.99
Wish

Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Alabama Song
2. Want To Buy Some Illusions
3. Pirate Jenny
4. Salomon Song
5. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
6. Complainte De La Seine
7. The Ballad Of The Soldiers Wife
8. Intro
9. Mon Ami, My Friend 1
10. Falling In Love Again 1
11. Mack The Knife 1
12. 20th Century Blues 1
13. Don't Forget Me 1
14. Surabaya Johnny 1
15. Street Singers Farewell

More Info:

CD reissue. Recorded live with just a pianist, this could have been a dreadful affair; others have tried similar concepts and failed. Yet this works marvellously. Why? Partially because Marianne Faithfull has lived about five normal lifetimes and this shows up in her voice. The audience hold it's breath while Faithfull digs into 'Alabama Song', 'Surabaya Johnny' and 'Pirate Jenny'. It's glorious and if you like the extremes of dark and light, the sound of a whiskey-flavoured voice accompanied by a lone pianist (Paul Trueblood), then you will love this piece of work. The concerts entitled 'A Night In The Weimar Republic', are made up of mainly songs by Brecht & Weill before an audience that really loved her, whisky and cigarette in her hand.