Veteran vocalist Marianne Faithfull is surrounded by top-shelf collaborators on the album "Easy Come, Easy Go," due March 17 from Decca.
The Hal Willner-produced project, his first full album with Faithfull since 1987, features covers of Morrissey's "Dear God Please Help Me," Neko Case's "Hold On, Hold On" and the Decemberists' "The Crane Wife 3."
Cat Power and Sean Lennon guest on the Case cover, while Nick Cave joins in on the Decemberists song. "Easy Come, Easy Go" also includes takes on Merle Haggard's "Sing Me Back Home" featuring Keith Richards, Espers' "Children of Stone" featuring Rufus Wainwright and Briano Eno's "How Many Worlds" featuring Teddy Thompson.
"The fact we were all in the room together, the musicians and myself," says Faithfull. "That's what gives this recording its urgency,"
The artist will celebrate the album with March 27-28 at New York's City Winery.
Here is the track list for "Easy Come, Easy Go":
"Down From Dover" (written by Dolly Parton)
"Hold On, Hold On" (written by Neko Case, ft. Chan Marshall and Sean Lennon)
"Solitude" (written by Billie Holiday)
"The Crane Wife 3" (written by The Decemberists, ft. Nick Cave)
"Easy Come, Easy Go" (written by Bessie Smith)
"Children of Stone" (written by Espers, ft. Rufus Wainwright)
"How Many Worlds" (written by Brian Eno, ft. Teddy Thompson)
"In Germany Before the War" (written by Randy Newman)
"Ooh Baby Baby" (written by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, ft. Antony Hegarty)
"The Phoenix" (written by Judee Sill, ft. Sean Lennon)
"Dear God Please Help Me" (written by Morrissey)
"Sing Me Back Home" (written by Merle Haggard, ft. Keith Richards)
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