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The Golden Past: Marianne Faithfull's Favourite Albums
Joel McIver , February 4th, 2013 06:42

Following the recent reissue of her landmark album Broken English, and in advance of her 50th anniversary as a performer next year, Marianne Faithfull tells Joel McIver about her 13 favourite LPs


Thelonious Sphere Monk – Monk’s Blues
Thelonious ‘Sphere’ Monk! I love that name. I went to see a lot of live jazz, but not as much as I should have done. I used to go to Ronnie Scott’s a lot. You can’t smoke in there now, can you? That must be awful. Everything’s got so much straighter, including Ronnie Scott’s. I read a very good book about Thelonious on tour. He really had a terrible time, facing racial prejudice.