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A Stranger On Earth: An Introduction to Marianne Faithfull


Download links and information about A Stranger On Earth: An Introduction to Marianne Faithfull by Marianne Faithfull. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 56:16 minutes.

Artist: Marianne Faithfull
Release date: 2001
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 16
Duration: 56:16
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No. Title Length
1. As Tears Go By (1987 Version) 3:47
2. Sister Morphine (1969 Version) 5:29
3. Reason to Believe 2:19
4. Is This What I Get for Loving You? 3:50
5. Come and Stay With Me 2:24
6. Strange Weather 4:13
7. Guilt 5:08
8. The Ballad of Lucy Jordan 4:06
9. A Stranger On Earth 3:51
10. This Little Bird 2:02
11. Monday, Monday 3:05
12. Bored By Dreams (featuring Angelo Badalamenti, The Orchestra) 3:06
13. I'm a Loser 2:14
14. House of the Rising Sun (Version One) 4:11
15. Sweetheart 3:16
16. Gloomy Sunday 3:15



OK, the title is pretentious enough to have been used for a box set, and the songs jump around from decade to decade, but the 16-song collection A Stranger on Earth: An Introduction to Marianne Faithfull has its merits and, equally important, its surprises. The opening track, "As Tears Go By," is not Faithfull's mid-'60s hit pop/rock single version but her much darker and more personal 1987 re-recording, which is not only a better record but a perfect record, the artist and the song finally converging together at the former's optimum moment to tackle the latter. Leaping from there through her 1960s rendition of "Sister Morphine," to her classic version of "Reason to Believe," and to her Phil Spector-influenced "Is This What I Get for Loving You?," the disc offers multiple incarnations of Faithfull as a singer and persona and is, indeed, just about the best overview of the singer in under 20 songs (and not one of them "Broken English," which is saved for another anthology). And the sound is excellent.