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Rich Kid Blues


Download links and information about Rich Kid Blues by Marianne Faithfull. This album was released in 1984 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop, Teen Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 40:49 minutes.

Artist: Marianne Faithfull
Release date: 1984
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop, Teen Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 40:49
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No. Title Length
1. Rich Kid Blues 4:18
2. Long Black Veil 3:00
3. Sad Lisa 2:28
4. It's All Over Now Baby Blue 3:49
5. Southern Butterfly 3:15
6. Chords of Fame 3:46
7. Visions of Johanna 4:36
8. It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry 3:54
9. Beware of Darkness 3:30
10. Corrine Corrina 2:32
11. Mud Slide Slim 3:38
12. Crazy Lady Blues 2:03



By the early ‘70s, Marianne Faithfull was viewed as a casualty of the previous decade. Her song “Sister Morphine” was both a warning against drugs and an admission of guilt. The woman who recorded these singer-songwriter odes was a woman badly scarred and one clearly searching for her voice. She would find a tough survivor’s edge by 1979’s Broken English, but here she settles into the haunting mysteries of Bob Dylan (“It Takes A Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train To Cry,” “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue,” “Visions of Johanna”), the eerie organ-led vibe of Cat Stevens’ “Sad Lisa” and the disillusion that shadows Sandy Denny’s “Crazy Lady Blues,” Tim Hardin’s “Southern Butterfly” and Phil Ochs’ “Chords of Fame.” It doesn’t seem a coincidence that Denny, Hardin and Ochs would all be dead by the end of 1980. Faithfull has always been drawn to the dark side and these performances sport more than their share of harrowing moments. The death march of “Long Black Veil” is only too well suited to Faithfull’s perpetual gloom.