Easy Come, Easy Go - Marianne Faithfull
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  • Summary: The latest album for the English artist features guest appearances by Nick Cave, Cat Power, Rufus Wainwright, Keith Richards, and Antony Hegarty.
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  1. On her latest full-length collection, Marianne Faithfull, the queen of torch songs for the damaged soul, reteams with producer Hal Willner for another beautifully haunting tour of a landscape littered with the detritus of shredded hearts.
  2. Marianne Faithfull confirms her status as matriarch on this brilliantly programmed covers set.
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    It’s an extravagantly orchestrated set, but with Marc Ribot as lead guitarist and the Dirty Three’s Jim White on drums, the playing remains off-kilter, to quite thrilling effect.
  4. An album as engrossing as it is sometimes unsettling.
  5. It's a lush, elegant, tear-stained record. [Spring 2009, p.71]
  6. Her interpretations of songbook classics from the likes of Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, and Smokey Robinson (as well as a few relative youngsters, including Neko Case and the Decemberists) are gratifyingly intimate and rough-hewn, and the production is gorgeous--even if it does, as its title implies, fail to leave a lasting impact.
  7. Its gravelly tones are certainly no thing of beauty, but when married to the right song Faithfull can still emote, still deliver. There's plenty of plain wrong material, though.

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