MAR­I­ANNE FAITH­FULL

Dream­ing My Dreams

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music Reviews - TONY CLAY­TON-LEA

Ea­gle Vi­sion Mar­i­anne Faith­full’s story is one hel­luva tale: the aris­to­cratic back­ground and con­vent up­bring­ing, lover and con­fi­dante of Mick Jag­ger, pop singer, heroin ad­dict, movie star and, lat­terly, grand dame of pop mu­sic beloved by the likes of Jarvis Cocker and Da­mon Al­barn. Thank­fully, Faith­full her­self pre­sides over this doc­u­men­tary, re­veal­ing in a dig­ni­fied and in­tel­li­gent man­ner her rise and fall and rise again through­out the years. Old pals Keith Richards and Sally Old­field at­test to her charms (“a great pair of tits,” chor­tles the gnarly old Stone), while ar­chive footage proves that Faith­full was one of the most beau­ti­ful and so­phis­ti­cated pop star­lets of the 1960s. In be­tween the sweet As Tears Go By and the ragged Bro­ken English is a life­time of ex­pe­ri­ences, mostly bad. Faith­full, how­ever, shrugs it off. On­wards and up­wards, a true sur­vivor. Ex­tras in­clude a photo gallery.

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