16th Banc Sabadell Festival del Mil·lenni: Marianne Faithfull

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16th Banc Sabadell Festival del Mil·lenni: Marianne Faithfull
Marianne Faithfull

Another veteran in the Millennium Festival cycle, Marianne Faithfull is celebrating her '50th Anniversary World Tour' with songs from her new album and a selection of her greatest hits. The tour takes a look back to remember that in 1964, when Faithfull was just 17, she became a star with her first single, 'As Tears Go By', a ballad written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Faithfull and Jagger became the faces of 1960s Swinging London, but Faithfull lived a life of decadence that led to a drug addiction, her own hell. In 1979 she released 'Broken English', which she herself defines in her autobiography as a masterpiece in the new wave era. Following a long stint of rehabilitation, she reinvented herself with 'Strange Weather' (1987) as a singer of standards, blues and cabaret, with the help of producer Hal Willner. Other relevant works include 'A Secret Life' with Angelo Badalamenti, and the albums 'Kissin Time' (2003) and 'Before the Poison' (2005), which feature collaborations with Beck, Blur, Pulp, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. Her relationship with pop tightened up with 'Easy Come, Easy Go' (2008), an album of covers where she collaborated with Rufus Wainwright and Antony Hegarty, among others.

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