New Marianne Faithfull Album Features Nick Cave, Chan Marshall, Rufus Wainwright And Others

marriane2345Anyone who thought Marianne Faithfull was nothing more than Mick Jagger’s arm candy/co-defendant more than 40 years ago, must realize by now that she’s released more vital new music over the past two decades than the old boy himself. Faithfull always knows a good supporting cast when she sees one. Easy Come, Easy Go (out March 17 on Decca) finds Faithfull collaborating with heavyweights Nick Cave, Chan Marshall, Rufus Wainwright and Antony Hegarty, as well as old drinking buddy Keith Richards. The album, produced by Hal Willner (who did 1987’s Strange Weather), consists of 12 covers penned by artists ranging from Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Randy Newman to Morrissey, Neko Case and Colin Meloy. BTW: We have it on good authority (the lady herself) that her given name is pronounced “Marian” not “Mary Ann.” Impress your friends tonight over a pitcher of appletinis. Easy Come, Easy Go tracklisting after the jump.

“Hold On, Hold On” from Easy Come, Easy Go:

Neko Case’s “Hold On, Hold On” from 2006’s Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (download here):

Easy Come, Easy Go Tracklisting
“Down from Dover” (originally by Dolly Parton)
“Hold On, Hold On,” with Cat Power (originally by Neko Case)
“Solitude” (originally by Duke Ellington & Eddie DeLange)
“The Crane Wife 3,” with Nick Cave (originally by the Decemberists)
“Easy Come, Easy Go” (originally by Bessie Smith)
“Children of Stone,” with Rufus Wainwright (originally by Espers)
“How Many Worlds,” with Teddy Thompson (originally by Brian Eno)
“In Germany Before the War” (originally by Randy Newman)
“Ooh Baby Baby,” with Antony Hegarty (originally by Smokey Robinson)
“The Phoenix,” with Sean Lennon (originally by Judee Sill)
“Dear God Please Help” (originally by Morrissey)
“Sing Me Back Home,” with Keith Richards (originally by Merle Haggard)