Easy Come, Easy Go (Marianne Faithfull album)

Easy Come, Easy Go is a studio album of cover versions by English singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull, which was released in the EU on 10 November 2008. The album is produced by Hal Willner and features guest appearances from a variety of musicians. It was released as both a standard 10-track CD and a special 18-track edition[2] with a DVD documentary by Anne Rohart under Jean-Baptiste Mondino's artistic direction, with both Faithfull and Wilner commenting on the song selection. A collectible 2-disc vinyl pressing is also available. The album was recorded with Pro Tools in NYC at the Sear Sound Studio.

Easy Come, Easy Go
Marianne Faithfull Easy Come, Easy Go cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released10 November 2008 (EU)
14 February 2009 (AUS)
16 March 2009 (UK)
17 March 2009 (US)
RecordedSear Sound Studio, NYC
LabelNaïve Records
Decca (US)
Dramatico Records (UK)
Shock Records (AUS)
ProducerHal Willner
Marianne Faithfull chronology
Before the Poison
Easy Come, Easy Go
Horses and High Heels
Professional ratings
Review scores
Robert ChristgauA[1]
Gigwise.com3.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media(7.5/10) link
The Guardian3/5 stars link
BBCPositive link


The EU release on Naive was 10 November 2008.[3]

The album has so far peaked at No. 100 on the UK Albums Chart as reported on The Official UK Chart Company website on 23 March 2009 and became her first album to chart on the U.S Billboard 200 chart since 1990.[citation needed] The album peaked No. 23 at Australian Top 50 Jazz & Blues Album Year End Chart.[4]

In 2014 it was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association,[5] which indicated sales of at least 75,000 copies throughout Europe.[6]

Track listingEdit

Disc 1:

  1. "Down from Dover" (originally by Dolly Parton)
  2. "Hold On, Hold On", with Cat Power (originally by Neko Case)
  3. "Solitude" (originally by Duke Ellington & Eddie DeLange)
  4. "The Crane Wife 3", with Nick Cave (originally by The Decemberists)
  5. "Easy Come, Easy Go" (originally by Bessie Smith)
  6. "Children of Stone", with Rufus Wainwright (originally by Espers)
  7. "How Many Worlds", with Teddy Thompson (originally by Brian Eno)
  8. "In Germany Before the War" (originally by Randy Newman)
  9. "Ooh Baby Baby", with Antony Hegarty (originally by Smokey Robinson)
  10. "Sing Me Back Home", with Keith Richards (originally by Merle Haggard)

Disc 2:

  1. "Salvation", with Sean Lennon (originally by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
  2. "Black Coffee" (originally by Sarah Vaughan)
  3. "The Phoenix", with Kate & Anna McGarrigle (originally by Judee Sill)
  4. "Dear God Please Help Me" (originally by Morrissey)
  5. "Kimbie" (originally by Jackson C. Frank)
  6. "Many a Mile to Freedom", with Jenni Muldaur (originally by Traffic)
  7. "Somewhere (A Place for Us)", with Jarvis Cocker (originally by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim)
  8. "Flandyke Shore", with Kate & Anna McGarrigle (traditional, also sung by Nic Jones)



Cover Photography and Art Direction:


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Easy Come, Easy Go". Robert Christgau. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Deusner, Stephen (8 January 2009). "Marianne Faithfull: Easy Come Easy Go". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 16 January 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "MySpace – Marianne Faithfull". Retrieved 8 November 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-jazz-blues-2009.htm
  5. ^ http://www.impalamusic.org/sites/default/files/pictures/Awards2.png
  6. ^ http://www.impalamusic.org/node/340

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