I would have bought this album after reading the autobiography – a very good read. But I wouldn’t have had a turntable at the time – so I never got around to playing this. I seem to recall that I picked it up in a bundle at a market they used to have in Napier, I’d’ve been home for holidays while at uni. So it’s yet another to get unearthed now. I do like Marianne Faithfull. A lot actually. I was thinking about this just the other day – which no doubt was part of the reason I finally gave this LP a go. All I/you really need when it comes to Marianne Faithfull, music-wise, is the Broken English album and that collection, Faithfull; a single-disc best of. Since the autobiography she’s released some decent albums – and they’re worth checking out I guess. I haven’t heard the most recent but I’ve collected up most of her post-2000 output. But you know I’m pleased I waited so long to hear Dangerous Acquaintances. I rather like it. I can see how – at the time – it would’ve tanked. A hard act following up Broken English given no one expected Faithfull to return as it were. To survive, to put it bluntly. Since surviving she’s been recast – and now regarded with/in slightly too reverence. Maybe. Then again, maybe not. Her second autobio/memoir was rather good also. I’d recommend those books to anyone that likes any of her music. And I’d like her to write more.
Sample Track: So Sad
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