Marianne Faithfull is a singer, songwriter, and actress whose work helped define the cultural revolution of the 1960s and beyond. Having begun her career as a folk singer in small venues around London, Faithfull was discovered by the Rolling Stones' producer Andrew Loog Oldham, and went on to a successful career of more than twenty albums merging folk with rock and pop music. Since the 1960s she has collaborated with such icons as the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Emmylou Harris, Joe Jackson, Blur, Beck, and Nick Cave, among many others. Alongside her music, Faithfull has maintained a critically successful career as an actor in theatre, film, and television, having worked with such luminaries as Orson Welles, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Delon, and Sofia Coppola. She lives in Paris.
"In a new photo memoir, the author pays tribute to one of rock 'n' roll's most iconoclastic women." -Harper's Bazaar "50 Years of Tears: Marianne Faithfull's Amazing Second Act. This gorgeous coffee-table book captures a pop icon from the Swinging Sixties to today." -Rolling Stone "Even when others are inclined to whitewash the past, Marianne Faithfull has never been shy about anything. It's part of what makes her memoir so compelling, her photo book so appealing (tucked among a British Vogue fashion shoot, pictures by Cecil Beaton, Bruce Weber, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Bailey, are scrapbooked tear-outs of some of her most scandalous press), and her songs so refreshingly raw." -Vogue "What is so fascinating about Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record is that it is not at all what one expects. The expectation was for this tale to be about the 60s pop idol and emblem of the go-go 60s fashion youth quake, how she fell into a life of drugs and despair, and how she clawed her way back to success; that assumption was quickly proven incorrect--to great surprise and enjoyment. What also sets apart Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record is that it is written by the subject...The book comes off as a badge of honor for her that indeed she had one helluva life despite the pitfalls and the highs and lows of her personal and professional lives. Faithfull allows us to enter her life through an amazing assortment of personal photos as well as those that appeared in the media. Again, to bring this into a more intimate recounting of her life, the photos are accompanied by captions written in her own, idiosyncratic hand. Marianne Faithfull: A Life on Record is something that educates, informs, and entertains all at once." -New York Journal of Books "The British singer assembled." personal pics and the work of photographers like Steven Meisel and Anton Corbijn (and an intro by Salman Rushdie) in a memoir timed to the 50th anniversary of her debut single, "As Tears Go By." -Billboard.com "[One of] Best Fall Books. The Youthquake poster child who went from Mick Jagger's muse to musical icon in her own right brings us along for the wild journey." -Elle ..".the publication of a glorious coffee table book published by Rizzoli..." -Another Man Magazine