"Give My Love to London" is the 20th solo album by British singer and songwriter Marianne Faithfull. The 11-track album was released on 29 September 2014 on the Dramatico and Naïve record labels. In America and Canada, it was issued on 10 November by Easy Sound. It includes collaborations with Nick Cave, Anna Calvi, Roger Waters and Brian Eno.
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 80, based on 16 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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Over five decades, Marianne Faithfull’s recording career has always been somewhat overshadowed by her tempestuous personal life. That’s a shame because when she hits form – as she does here, on her 20th album – she’s one of our most singular talents. Give My Love to London features an inspired collection of collaborators, including Roger Waters, Nick Cave, Anna Calvi and Brian Eno, yet Faithfull never yields centre stage, her gravelly voice imbuing this collection with, by turns, passion, regret and - on Mother Wolf - icy contempt. It isn’t quite as good as 1979’s extraordinary Broken English, but the likes of Falling Back and Sparrows Will Sing are the equal of anything she’s done since.
Reviewed by Phil Mongredien for theguardian.com.
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