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Before the Poison


Download links and information about Before the Poison by Marianne Faithfull. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 40:55 minutes.

Artist: Marianne Faithfull
Release date: 2005
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 40:55
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No. Title Length
1. The Mystery of Love 3:51
2. My Friends Have 2:49
3. Crazy Love 4:04
4. Last Song 3:19
5. No Child of Mine 6:15
6. Before the Poison 4:09
7. There Is a Ghost 4:33
8. In the Factory 3:50
9. Desperanto 4:23
10. City of Quartz 3:42



"With 2005's Before the Poison, Marianne Faithfull continues to find new collaborators who fit perfectly with her foreboding sense of pop. This time out, it's PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, and Aimee Mann producer Jon Brion who help Faithfull navigate her way through a dark night of beautiful losing. She has an unmistakable voice, one that immediately adds an extra dose of gravitas to anything she contemplates. Where her previous albums with producer Hal Willner (1987's Strange Weather) and film scorer Angelo Badalamenti (1995's A Secret Life) couched Faithfull in consistently quiet, often languid settings to allow her to indulge in her most seductive purrs, Poison adds an occasional level of abrasion with the Harvey-engineered ""My Friends Have,"" where scruffy guitar chords do righteous battle and the Hal Willner-enhanced ""Desperanto"" where things turn quite tribal. Nick Cave resettles things with piano and Warren Ellis' violin for the cinematically sweeping and uplifting beauty of ""Crazy Love."" The mood is extended with an inspired pairing with Blur's Damon Albarn for the acoustic guitar, piano, and strings of ""Last Song."" "