Friday, October 7, 2016

Strike Another Match - 1971

Marianne Faithfull as Lilith in Kennth Anger's Lucifer Rising

From the deep breath she audibly takes at the start all the way to the abrupt cold ending some 3:50 later, Marianne Faithfull's version of "It's All All Over Now Baby Blue" gives me chills every time I hear it.  This and other tracks compiled on Rich Kid Blues cover an interesting transitional period in her life- the early 70's- post-Jagger, post-O.D. post-fame -as her voice was starting to change due to drug abuse and hard living but hadn't made the complete transformation you would hear on late 70's albums like Broken English.  It's a period I'm quite fond of and I recommend the compilation  highly.

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