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Marianne Faithfull – Perfect Stranger: The Island Anthology (1998)

Marianne Faithfull - Perfect Stranger: The Island Anthology (1998)

Marianne Faithfull – Perfect Stranger: The Island Anthology (1998)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 951 MB (CDs) + 41.2 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Island Records | UK | Cat#: 524 579-2 | Genre: Pop Rock

Because more than half of the 35 songs on this two-disc retrospective of Marianne Faithfull’s 1979-95 output come from her three great albums — Broken English, Dangerous Acquaintances, and Strange Weather — or are previously unreleased outtakes or B-sides from them, A Perfect Stranger: The Island Anthology makes a fine primer to Faithfull’s often challenging, always mesmerizing (or would that be always challenging, often mesmerizing?) music. “Ballad of the Soldier’s Wife,” her solid contribution to 1985’s Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill, is also included, giving Faithfull’s hauntingly tragic voice the resonance and attention it demands.Read More