Blazing Away

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Blazing Away
Blazing Away.jpg
Live album by
Released1990
RecordedSeptember 1988, RPM Studios, NYC (track 11)
November 25 & 26, 1989, St. Anne's Cathedral, Brooklyn, New York
GenreTorch song
Length71:17
LabelIsland 842 794
ProducerHal Willner
Marianne Faithfull chronology
Strange Weather
(1987)
Blazing Away
(1990)
A Secret Life
(1995)

Blazing Away is a live album by Marianne Faithfull which was released on the Island label in 1990.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

In his review for Allmusic, Ned Raggett notes that "Fully established as a dramatic, innovative singer with astonishing appeal and energy thanks to her string of excellent '80s releases, Faithfull concluded her renaissance decade with Blazing Away, an excellent live album... Faithfull and the players fit hand in glove track for track, with the emphasis on subtler arrangements and performances suiting the hushed, striking atmosphere of the performance".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Les Prisons du Roy" (Michel Rivgauche, Irving Gordon) – 6:46
  2. "Strange Weather" (Kathleen Brennan, Tom Waits) – 5:12
  3. "Guilt" (Barry Reynolds) – 7:51
  4. "Working Class Hero" (John Lennon) – 6:07
  5. "Sister Morphine" (Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 7:25
  6. "As Tears Go By" (Jagger, Andrew Loog Oldham, Richards) – 4:25
  7. "Why'd Ya Do It?" (Faithfull, Reynolds, Terry Stannard, Heathcote Williams, Steve York) – 6:31
  8. "When I Find My Life" (Faithfull, Reynolds) – 2:59
  9. "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan" (Shel Silverstein) – 5:08
  10. "Times Square" (Reynolds, Faithfull) – 4:57
  11. "Blazing Away" (Faithfull, Reynolds) – 4:10
  12. "She Moved Through the Fair" (Traditional; arranged by Marianne Faithfull) – 2:09
  13. "Broken English" (Faithfull, Joe Maverty, Reynolds, Stannard, York) – 7:37

Track listing of concert[edit]

  1. "Les Prisons du Roy"
  2. "Falling from Grace"
  3. "The Blue Millionaire"
  4. "Strange Weather"
  5. "Guilt"
  6. "Sister Morphine"
  7. "Working Class Hero"
  8. "When I Find My Life"
  9. "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan"
  10. "As Tears Go By"
  11. "Why D'Ya Do It?"
  12. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
  13. "Broken English"
  14. "Times Square"

Personnel[edit]

Technical
  • Kevin Patrick – executive producer
  • Joe Ferla – engineer, mixing
  • Tony Wright – art direction, cover artwork
  • Dana Shimizu – design
  • George DuBose – cover photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marianne Faithfull discography Archived January 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, accessed November 29, 2013
  2. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. Marianne Faithfull – Blazing Away > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 29, 2013.