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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. Her lived in voice adds new nuance to material as diverse as the traditional Kimbie and Morrissey's 'Dear God Please Help Me.' [Feb 2009, p.113]
  3. For most of its lengthy running time, though, Easy Come, Easy Go is terrific.
  4. It's a lush, elegant, tear-stained record. [Spring 2009, p.71]
  5. If you are patient, there is more than enough here to hold your attention and take you on journeys through love, lust, tragedy, and longing and bring you home again.
  6. Faithfull's voice is too witchy for some selections--that limited vocal range is the album's downside--but she nonetheless delivers indie standards with timeless emotion, poise, and grace.
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    Despite her emotional punk-meets-Brecht contralto, Marianne's vocal limitations are clear on tracks like 'Easy Come, Easy Go' or Sondheim's Somewhere (A Place For Us)' which she struggles through with an overawed Jarvis Cocker. But she shines on songs that seem more personal to her. [Apr 2009, p.99]

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  1. AdrienS
    Mar 30, 2009
    9
    An artful, often rocking collection of cover songs from Faithfull. Her worn voice requires just the right fight with both song and An artful, often rocking collection of cover songs from Faithfull. Her worn voice requires just the right fight with both song and production, which she manages on most of this two disk set. Covers of Parton's "Down From Dover" and Morrissey's "Oh God, Please Help Me" are standouts. Neko Case's "Hold on, Hold on" is a marvel. Expand
  2. EarlM
    Apr 27, 2009
    9
    Been reading some reviews that seem to think the music doesn't stay with you. It does. This has been the only CD in my player for about Been reading some reviews that seem to think the music doesn't stay with you. It does. This has been the only CD in my player for about eight weeks now. I'm a fan anyway; the sound is so clean its astonishing (great recording). Another fabulous recored although yes, I would have preferred harder "Before the Poison"-type music. But the surprises of each new Faithfull release make deep listening a must, every time. Expand