FOR­EVER FAITH­FULL

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Riz­zoli is pub­lish­ing A Life on Record, a bi­o­graph­i­cal and pho­to­graph­i­cal work about and by Mar­i­anne Faith­full, co–writ­ten with Sal­man Rushdie. Dis­cov­ered in the early 60s when she was only 17, by the Rolling Stones’ man­ager, this daugh­ter of a Bri­tish of­fi­cer and an Aus­trian aris­to­crat im­me­di­ately made her mark with her con­trast­ingly deep voice and di­aphanous beauty. And yet a stream of suc­cesses and life in the en­tourage of the Stones led her to to overindulge in hard drugs (&heroin in par­tic­u­lar&), which almost killed her. She could have dis­ap­peared like so many oth­ers as the tide turned in the 1970s and flower power was out. Not only did she sur­vive, but she also recorded some of her finest num­bers, in­clud­ing, in 1979, the fa­mous Bro­ken English al­bum, which fea­tured the hit, “The Bal­lad of Lucy Jor­dan”. The Queen Mother of Bri­tish rock with a voice like bro­ken glass has worked with the likes of Beck and Chéreau, and played God in the com­edy se­ries Ab­so­lutely Fab­u­lous. A Life on Record delves into her per­sonal col­lec­tions with nu­mer­ous rarely seen pho­tos and anec­dotes that only she can tell in con­fi­dence to one of her great­est fans, the au­thor of The Satanic Verses. Pub­lished by Riz­zoli in Novem­ber 2014, €65.

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