MARIANNE FAITHFULL - Vagabond Days - CD - ITRCD1
Autores: Marianne Faithfull, Barry Reynolds, Brian Blade, Chris Thomas, Christopher Thomas, Daniel Lanois, Danny Frankel, Daryl Johnson, Emmylou Harris, Glen Patscha, Mark Howard, Michael Chaves, Novi Novog, Roger Waters, Stephanie File, Victor Indrizzo
Editor: it Records
Géneros: Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Pop
Following a pair of albums that delved into cabaret and one which paired her with Angelo Badalamenti (an affair that yielded mixed results), the Grande dame of rock & roll returned with her most striking effort in a while. Faithfull, an amazing interpreter of others' material, co-wrote most of the songs here, including the haunting title track. In fact, haunting is the best way to describe the first several cuts. "Incarceration of a Flower Child," written by Roger Waters, is emotionally wrenching, and "File It Under Fun From the Past" has an air of wistful resignation. Some of the material wavers a bit ("Marathon Kiss," the somewhat overly dramatic, spoke word "After the Ceasefire"), but Faithfull is never anything less than riveting. For long-time fans, Vagabond Ways is a worthy addition to her body of work. For newcomers, it's a suitable introduction to one of the true icons of rock history and one who has become more relevant with age.