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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


Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads
‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ is a lovely song. Nick loves Kylie Minogue, he really adores her, and she’s Australian and they both get on very well, so I’m not surprised she was on this album. She’s got a lovely little voice. Polly Harvey was on this album as well, I really like her. None of this is easy listening, but it’s really interesting, and really well done. It was a great, experimental thing to do. I don’t know if it would work nowadays, we’re lucky that he did it 15 years ago. Things have got more and more gauche, but Nick Cave is still blazing on.