November 26, 2020

Marianne Faithfull: new album "She Walks in Beauty"

Steven Wilson
photo: Yann Orhan

A new Marianne Faithful album, She Walks in Beauty, is due for release in the Spring. She recites poems by William Keats, Percy Shelley, William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, Thomas Hood and Alfred Lord Tennyson. accompanied by musical arrangements by Warren Ellis, Brian Eno, Nick Cave and Vincent Sega. She fell in love with the 9th-century British Romantic poets when she attended t St Joseph's Convent School in Reading:

I had a wonderful, inspirational English teacher called Mrs Simpson. She introduced me to the English Romantics. I had to leave it all behind in order to be a pop singer, but I never forgot them." A couple of the tracks were debuted at the Chloe show during Paris Fashion week back in March, where she recorded verse by Louisa May Alcott, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Christina Rossetti, William Butler Yeats and Byron.


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