Several times in her 74 years of life, Marianne Faithfull has boomeranged from the brink of death. As it has matured – cracked and ripened like a well-journeyed face – Faithfull’s voice has come to possess a transfixing magic. Photograph: David Redfern/Redferns via GettyThe remarkable – and even fittingly spooky – thing about the record is that you cannot tell which poems Faithfull recorded before or after her brush with death. “I’m focusing on getting better, really better – and I’m beginning to,” she says. “I’ll certainly never be able to work as hard as I was, and long tours are not going to be possible.
Source: The Irish Times May 04, 2021 04:52 UTC