Faithfull by Marianne Faithfull
An Autobiography

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From pop stardom through the depths of addiction to her punk-rock comeback, Marianne Faithfull's life captures rock 'n' roll at its most decadent and its most destructive. Faithfull's first hit, 1964's "As Tears Go By," opened doors to the hippest circles in London. There she frolicked with the most luminous of the young, rich, and reckless, including Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.
Her legendary affair with Mick Jagger produced one hit single, "Sister Morphine," and countless headlines. Faithfull left the relationship a strung-out junkie. Struggling to kick drugs and revive her musical career, she recorded Broken English in 1979, an edgy, hard-hitting, critical triumph. As honest in her autobiography as in her music, Faithfull is a searing, intimate portrait of a woman who examines her adventures and misadventures without flinching, without apology.
 

About Marianne Faithfull

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David Dalton
 
Published June 6, 2000 by Cooper Square Press. 337 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Faithfull, who's had her own share of same-sex dalliances, suggests it was sexual tensions among the highly repressed Stones that gave them their manic energy: ``Who was the great love of [Jagger's] life?

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“Isn’t it?”) But she uses her ravaged voice as an instrument of experience, making a sound without wonder or curiosity: it stays in the same tonal and emotional register, song after song after song.

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The Guardian

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Memories, Dreams and Reflections by Marianne Faithfull (Fourth Estate) £17.99, pp303 Almost 15 years ago, Marianne Faithfull published her autobiography.

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Entertainment Weekly

He gets his energy from being around drug addicts.'' Claiming that Jagger wrote ''You Can't Always Get What You Want'' about ''my romance with drugs,'' she later writes, with dry archness, ''Maybe the most you can expect from a relationship that goes bad is to come out of it with a few good ...

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The Telegraph

Marianne Faithfull follows her 2009 album of cover versions with another collection in the same vein, assisted by the likes of Lou Reed and Dr John.

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The Telegraph

Marianne Faithfull has fought against every role thrust upon her – the bashful schoolgirl who inspired Mick Jagger to write As Tears Go By with Keith Richards, the fallen wild child, the junkie outcast, the ravaged survivor.

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Austin Chronicle

Sometimes the lyrics are hers – "Prussian Blue" written with David Courts or the autobiographical "Horses and High Heels" and "Eternity," composed with Lucinda Williams' former sideman Doug Pettibone – and sometimes come from others: Lesley Duncan's lilting "Love Song," Allen Toussaint's "Back in...

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