Broken English = reissue pink translucent 180g vinyl =
1 x LP
1979-2021 EU reissue on 180g pink vinyl LP- One of her best albums, especially her cover of Lucy Jordan and WhyD'ya Do It To Me. Broken English is the seventh studio album by English singer Marianne Faithfull. It was released on 2 November 1979 by Island
Release date: 30-10-2021 (Orginally released in 1979)
2021 EU reissue on 180g pink vinyl LP- One of her best albums, especially her cover of Lucy Jordan and WhyD'ya Do It To Me. Broken English is the seventh studio album by English singer Marianne Faithfull. It was released on 2 November 1979 by Island Records. The album marked a major comeback for Faithfull after years of drug abuse, homelessness, and suffering from anorexia. It is often regarded as her "definitive recording" and Faithfull herself described it as her "masterpiece". featuring the singles "Broken English", "The Ballad of Lucy Jordan" & a cover of John Lennon's "Working Class Hero".
A1 Broken English
A2 Witches' Song
A3 Brain Drain
B1 The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
B2 What's The Hurry
B3 Working Class Hero (Written-By – John Lennon )
B4 Why'd Ya Do It
Faithfull was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for this album. The album was included on NME magazine's list of "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
"Broken English stands tall as a masterpiece of broken taboos, subversive poetics and timeless songs!" Although the boundaries have shifted in the decades since the album's release, the language is still shocking, the album is still as potent as ever and remains Marianne's masterpiece, and one of the best albums by a female vocalist of all-time!
A completely unexpected (given her previous work) but masterful album of rock songs in the New Wave style.
Originally released: 1973
This release: 2021