MARIANNE FAITHFULL - I'M A LOSER



MARIANNE FAITHFULL - "Marianne Faithfull" (Decca DOA3) 1965

Angel blonde hair swirling in the wind, large wide eyes, grey and distant...heavy sweater, mittens, nose pressed against the window of a large department store...long evening gown, and wine, clear and red....a large, silver ring...a little girl alone on a windy common...her dog...a dalmation called Sara...the elegant, sophisticated young panellist on the TV programme...laughter, frothy coffee. Joan Baez on the record player.

Riding in the park...a large white mare with sad eyes, head proudly raised... a small white figure on a large empty stage...darkness...sunshine...the cloistered solitude of a small Convent...the clinical mechanism of a recording studio...Byron...Bob Dylan...the haunting rhythm of a twelve-string guitar...the vibrant sensuality of a Fender bass...sunset on a lonely sea...the wind in the trees...the wistful beauty of Giselle...the wild spontaneity of a Rolling Stones concert...chattering on the telephone to her favourite girlfriend...the luxury of buying expensive cigarettes...the loneliness of a hotel room...the gunfire of applause...this is Marianne Faithfull. (Andy Wickham)


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