Marianne Faithfull Covers The Decemberists On Letterman

On Marianne’s latest, 22nd album, she went for the Johnny Cash-grab and covered a whole bunch of other artists. Nick Cave joined her in giving “The Crane Wife 3″ a slight Triple A rock lilt, but really your enjoyment hinged on the lead vocal swap: Colin’s nasality for Faithfull’s aged rasp. KR said “Her brokedown voice adds even more character to the song. Its ugly pretty.”Jake said “Am I the only one who thinks she just disgraced this song?” Etc. Jake and KR should both watch her performance of the tune on Letterman last night.

Easy Come Easy Go is out via Decca. If you like, this tracklist is for you:

01 “Down From Dover” (written by Dolly Parton)
02 “Hold On, Hold On” (written by Neko Case, Feat. Chan Marshall and Sean Lennon)
03 “Solitude” (written by Billie Holiday)
04 “The Crane Wife 3″ (written by The Decemberists, Feat. Nick Cave)
05 “Easy Come, Easy Go” (written by Bessie Smith)
06 “Children of Stone” (written by Espers, Feat. Rufus Wainwright)
07 “How Many Worlds” (written by Brian Eno, Feat. Teddy Thompson)
08 “In Germany Before the War” (written by Randy Newman)
09 “Ooh Baby Baby” (written by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Feat. Antony Hegarty)
10 “The Phoenix” (written by Judee Sill, ft. Sean Lennon)
11 “Dear God Please Help Me” (written by Morrissey)
12 “Sing Me Back Home” (written by Merle Haggard, Feat. Keith Richards)