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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


Dolly Parton – The Fairest Of Them All
I love her, I really do. She has her funny image and her tits and all that, but if that’s the way she chooses to be, she can. As a musician, she’s really good, and as a lyricist, she’s fantastic. I’ve liked her for a long time, since I first heard ‘Jolene’, which is quite a long time ago. That’s the one that started me. The pain in her songs really speaks to me. Loretta Lynn sings that way too. It’s extraordinary what they went through. We really don’t have a British equivalent of these singers. How could we?