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Easy Come, Easy Go

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Marianne Faithfull
Patrick Swirc

Easy Come, Easy Go

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Marianne Faithfull
genre:
Pop

We gave it a B-

For her 22nd album, Easy Come, Easy Go, the onetime folk ingenue with the weary, million-Marlboro rasp spent eight days knocking out other artists’ compositions with a host of guests — among them Rufus Wainwright, Cat Power, and old buddy Keith Richards. Her interpretations of songbook classics from the likes of Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, and Smokey Robinson (as well as a few relative youngsters, including Neko Case and the Decemberists) are gratifyingly intimate and rough-hewn, and the production is gorgeous — even if it does, as its title implies, fail to leave a lasting impact. B?

Download This: Listen to the song ”Down From Dover” on the singer’s MySpace

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