Marianne Faithfull Readies All-Star ‘Give My Love to London’
Nearly fifty years after Marianne Faithfull released her debut LP Come My Way, the singer will unveil her 20th album Give My Love to London on November 11th. Every Faithfull album since 1999′s Vagabond Ways has been an all-star affair, and Give My Love to London continues that trend with some old friends and new collaborators.
Brian Eno, Portishead’s Adrian Utley, the Bad Seeds’ Warren Ellis and Jim Sclavunos and Ed Harcourt all contribute to the album, while Nick Cave, Roger Waters, Anna Calvi, Steve Earle and Tom McRae each provided music for Faithfull, with the singer penning her own lyrics to each track. Eno, Cave and Waters have all previously collaborated with Faithfull. Rob Ellis and Dimitri Tikovo produced Give My Love to London, which was then mixed by U2 producer Flood.
Faithfull describes her latest LP as “an album of emotional extremes,” which is evident on the Waters-penned “Sparrows Will Sing” that recalls the Pink Floyd bassist’s Wall-era sound and angst. Faithfull will also kick off her 50th Anniversary Tour in October 2014 in Europe, with U.S. dates tentatively planned for 2015. Faithfull also has plans to share her incredible life story in the form of a photographic memoir titled A Life on Record.
Check out the music video for “Falling Back,” which Faithfull penned with Calvi: