So folks, in your possession at this very moment is a classic, a record surely to have been overlooked by even some of the most avid 70′s rock enthusiasts. In 1971 a barely-breathing Marianne Faithfull picked herself off the pavement and produced one of rock & roll’s most heartbreaking records. (…)
Rare photo of Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger at Copacabana Hotel in Rio De Janeiro, Brasil | ca. late 1967/early 1968 | Courtesy of Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo
Last month Marianne Faithfull joined Anna Calvi and Samantha Morton at London’s Chiltern Firehouse for Spotlight Salon - an “In Conversation” evening organised by AnOther Magazine.
AnOther premieres the music video that they have commissioned for Marianne and Anna’s song Falling Back. With creative direction by Samantha Morton, the film was created by filmmaker Martina Hoogland Ivanow. Shot on location in Sweden, Ivanow’s signature nostalgic aesthetic creates a vivid, cinematic portrait inspired by Falling Back and Absolut Elyx’s Scandinavian provenance.
The Spotlight Salon series, in partnership with Absolut Elyx, continues at André Balazs Properties, The Mercer, New York and Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles in the coming months.
Previously unpublished photo of Marianne Faithfull recording backup vocals for The Rolling Stones album “Beggars Banquet” | 1968 | From the collection of Decca executive Allan Steckler sold at Sotheby’s
Surprise, bitch. I bet you thought you’d seen the last of me! I invite you all to have a look at the brand new and improved Faithfull Forever main blog that had been on a hiatus for way too long. There’s already some great scans and articles on there but I will continuously add things, so make sure to keep checking back.
The latest original piece written by my friend Eric is about Marianne’s lost album from the early 70s that would later become “Rich Kid Blues”. Let me know what you think and what scans or pieces you’d like to see next. x Maggie
Thank you for all the lovely messages about the music. Next week you will be able to hear Falling Back, the song I wrote with Anna Calvi, and I’m looking forward to reading all your comments about it - I will be sitting at the desk in this picture. In the meantime I do recommend these two inspiring books by the Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke to you. Love Marianne x