Marianne Faithfull

Blazing Away [Video]

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Shot live at St. Anne's Cathedral in Brooklyn in 1989, this is the video companion to the live album of the same name, which was issued by Island on CD. With material spanning her entire career, it does have a couple of songs that didn't make it onto the record, but it's not an essential complement to the album (which wasn't exactly one of her most essential releases anyway). The band is much the same as the one that accompanied her on 1987's Strange Weather, including Marc Ribot (guitar), Fernando Saunders (bass), Garth Hudson (accordion, keyboards), and Dr. John (piano). They remain mostly in the shadows on this straightforward document, which includes some brief comments (not from the show itself) by Faithfull on some of the songs.

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