Easy Come, Easy Go For her 22nd album, Easy Come, Easy Go , the onetime folk ingenue with the weary, million-Marlboro rasp spent eight days knocking out other artists'… Easy Come, Easy Go For her 22nd album, Easy Come, Easy Go , the onetime folk ingenue with the weary, million-Marlboro rasp spent eight days knocking out other artists'… 2009-03-17 Marianne Faithfull Pop
Music Review

Easy Come, Easy Go (2009)

Marianne Faithfull | Covering the Classics: Marianne Faithful
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Covering the Classics: Marianne Faithful
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Mar 17, 2009; Lead Performance: Marianne Faithfull; Genre: Pop

For her 22nd album, Easy Come, Easy Go, the onetime folk ingenue with the weary, million-Marlboro rasp spent eight days knocking out other artists' compositions with a host of guests — among them Rufus Wainwright, Cat Power, and old buddy Keith Richards. Her interpretations of songbook classics from the likes of Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, and Smokey Robinson (as well as a few relative youngsters, including Neko Case and the Decemberists) are gratifyingly intimate and rough-hewn, and the production is gorgeous — even if it does, as its title implies, fail to leave a lasting impact. B–

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Originally posted Mar 11, 2009 Published in issue #1039 Mar 20, 2009 Order article reprints