MARIANNE FAITHFULL “Negative Capability” (CD)

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Near the start of Marianne Faithfull’s  21st studio album, Negative Capability, the legendary singer beckons the audience toward her. “Gather ’round closely/Take in my words,” she seems to say above gentle acoustic guitar and sumptuous piano. Applying classic literature to song with her poet’s pen, this 11-track record illuminates her most personal fears and desires with an intimacy she’s never before offered.

At the age of 71, the British singer who helped define rock-star redemption shares gorgeous and vulnerable self-portraits, shaped by an ace backing band that sometimes includes Nick Cave.

“A staggering meditation on ageing and death” – The Guardian
“Up there with Cohen and Cash” – The Observer