photos by Lori Baily
[Marianne Faithfull's] new album [Easy Come, Easy Go] adds some great new interpretations to her rich repertoire, including songs by older artists (Smokey Robinson, Billie Holiday) and younger ones (the Decemberists, Neko Case).The Hal Wilner-produced Easy Come, Easy Go is out now on Decca Records. On it, Marianne also covered Dolly Parton, Espers, and Morrissey. Plus, Chan Marshall, Sean Lennon, Rufus Wainwright, Teddy Thompson, Nick Cave, Antony and Keith Richards all make guest appearances! The musician credits are also chock full of familiar names like Marc Ribot and Lenny Pickett. Full track list below.
Faithfull found a particular kinship with Case. "I read that she took one line for her song from the 'Brothers Karamazov,'" the singer says. "That's something I would do." [NY Daily News]
Marianne played two shows at NYC's City Winery - March 27th and 28th. The pictures in this post are from the first. On March 31st she appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman where she performed the Decemberists' "The Crane Wife 3" (without Nick Cave who helps her sing it on the album).
The Letterman video, and everything else, below...
Easy Come, Easy Go track list (w/ songwriters):
1. Down From Dover (written by Dolly Parton)
2. Hold On, Hold On (written by Neko Case, ft. Chan Marshall and Sean Lennon)
3. Solitude (written by Billie Holiday)
4. The Crane Wife 3 (written by The Decemberists, ft. Nick Cave)
5. Easy Come, Easy Go (written by Bessie Smith)
6. Children of Stone (written by Espers, ft. Rufus Wainwright)
7. How Many Worlds (written by Brian Eno, ft. Teddy Thompson)
8. In Germany Before the War (written by Randy Newman)
9. Ooh Baby Baby (written by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, ft. Antony Hegarty)
10. The Phoenix (written by Judee Sill, ft. Sean Lennon)
11. Dear God Please Help Me (written by Morrissey)
12. Sing Me Back Home' (written by Merle Haggard, ft. Keith Richards)
Marianne Faithfull "The Crane Wife 3" on Letterman (March 31, 2009)