|Personnel: Marianne Faithfull (vocals); Keith Richards, Sean Lennon (vocals, guitar); Jarvis Cocker, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Antony , Chan Marshall (vocals); Marc Ribot (guitar, acoustic guitar); Barry Reynolds (guitar, electric guitar); Rob Moose, Maxim Moston (violin); Warren Ellis (electric violin); Michael Nicholas (viola); Jane Scarpantoni (cello); Doug Wieselman (flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, e flat clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Marty Ehrlich (flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Lenny Pickett (flute, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, double bass); Gil Goldstein (accordion, piano); Art Baron (bass recorder, trombone); Ken Peplowski (clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone); Steven Bernstein (trumpet, alto horn, glockenspiel); Steve Weisberg (piano, celesta, electric piano); Rob Burger (piano, celesta, organ); Brian John Mitchell (organ); Jim White (drums); Jenni Muldaur, Kate McGarrigle, Anna McGarrigle, Teddy Thompson (background vocals).
|EASY COME, EASY GO is Marianne Faithfull's second album with producer Hal Willner, coming over two decades after 1987's STRANGE WEATHER. Like its predecessor, this is a collection of covers of songs both old and new, but STRANGE WEATHER (like its 1980s predecessors BROKEN ENGLISH and DANGEROUS ACQUAINTANCES) was the sound of a singer still relatively new to sobriety after years as one of rock's most notorious addicts, with all the rough edges and hard-fought angst that implies. The far more elegant EASY COME, EASY GO finds a serene, 62-year-old Faithfull decades removed from her tortured depths, singing with an almost regal calm. Faithfull's guests include Nick Cave (on a duet of the Decemberists' "The Crane Wife 3"), Cat Power, Antony Hegarty, Rufus Wainwright, and Kate & Anna McGarrigle.