Marianne Faithfull – Past Present and Future (2011)

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There’s stately rock elegance to “Prussian Blue” and the title track, two of the four numbers Faithfull co-wrote this time out, but the centerpiece may just be “Past, Present and Future.” The hyper-theatrical Arthur Butler-Jerry Leiber-George Francis Morton song sounds written for her with its fatalistic assessment of the prospect of happily ever after. “Was I ever in love?” she sings, uttering the query like it’s a distant and not terribly fond memory. Who else makes disillusionment sound so exquisitely beautiful? [Source]

[Dedicated to Kristian Sandvad]

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