MARIANNE FAITHFULL – ” The Montreux Years “

Posted: September 12, 2021 in MUSIC

Instantly recognizable with her raw, varied vocal talents and tangible charisma, Marianne Faithfull has been a long-time friend of the Montreux Jazz Festival, appearing there five times over a nearly 15-year period: 1995, 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2009. The first live album of Faithfull in over 10 years, Marianne Faithfull: “The Montreux Years” opens with an enchanting rendition of Van Morrison’s “Madame George“, recorded live at Auditorium Stravinski on July 10th, 1995, where Faithfull’s powerful range and unfaltering dynamism was instantly apparent.

Enjoy Marianne Faithfull’s enchanting rendition of Van Morrison’s “Madame George” recorded live at Auditorium Stravinski on 10th July 1995 where her powerful range and unfaltering dynamism is instantly apparent. ‘Marianne Faithfull: The Montreux Years’ a live album featuring captivating performances from her multiple appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival Released on CD Double LP and Digital formats on August 27th.

The singer’s fans can immerse themselves in these unique recordings, which include several songs from her celebrated album Broken English, such as an electrifying, guitar-heavy performance of the title track, the soaring Guilt and John Lennon’s rousing anthem Working Class Hero. Meanwhile, the haunting sensitivity of Strange Weather, recorded live at Casino Barrière on July 6th, 2005, captures the bottomless depths of Faithfull’s brutal and ragged beauty.”

Enjoy Marianne’s beautiful homage to Nico during her performance at the Festival in July 2002. The full version of Song For Nico is available to stream now as part of her upcoming live album “Marianne Faithfull: The Montreux Years”, out August 27th.

The Montreux Jazz Festival takes place for two weeks every summer in Switzerland, drawing 250,000 music lovers to the shores of Lake Geneva. Since 1967, the Festival has celebrated all genres of music and generated countless legendary performances. Artists who have graced the stage of Montreux include Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Prince, Bob Dylan, Lauryn Hill, Kendrick Lamar, Leonard Cohen, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, Nina Simone and many more.

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