Monday, 4 July 2011

Marianne Faithfull - Théâtre Maisonneuve - July 4th 2011

Band : Marianne Faithfull
Venue : Théâtre Maisonneuve (Festival International De Jazz De Montreal)
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : July 4th 2011
Grade : 3/5

Setlist :
Horses and High Heels
Why Did We Have To Part
The Stations
There Is A Ghost
The Crane Wife 3
Prussian Blue
Back In Baby's Arms
Goin' Back
Love Song
Sister Morphine
Sing Me Back Home
Broken English
As Tears Go By
Working Class Hero
Incarceration Of A Flower Child
The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
Strange Weather

Comments : This is the 3rd time I see Marianne Faithfull and tonight was definitely the least good. It started very (too ?) quietly and I did not really enjoy the band playing with her. The guitar player was mixed way too high and offered us quite a few unnecessary solos. Gladly, it picked up after a while when she switched from songs written by Laurent Voulzy (yuk!) to Nick Cave, Roger Waters as well as her old classics. Marianne looked and sometimes sounded tired because of thrombosis in her leg. The show ended quite nicely though with Strange Weather by Tom Waits.

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