Marianne Faithfull: A Secret Life

On March 21, 1995, “Island” label released “A Secret Life”, the twelfth Marianne Faithfull studio album. It was recorded in 1994, at “Excalibur Sound” and “National Edison Recording Studio” in New York City, and was produced by Angelo Badalamenti.


  • Marianne Faithfull – vocals
  • Carmine D’Amico – guitar
  • Vinnie Bell – guitar, mandolin
  • Kinny Landrum, Angelo Badalamenti – keyboards
  • Rufus Reid, Mark Egan, Rob Devito – bass
  • Sammy Merendino, Gordon Gottlieb – drums, percussion
  • Albert Regni, Pamela Sklar, Lawrence Feldman – flute, alto flute
  • Shelly Woodworth, Sherry Sylar – oboe, oboe d’amore
  • Andre Badalamenti – clarinet
  • Bob Carlisle – French horn
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Alfred Brown, Julien Barber, Lamar Alsop, Ann Barak, Mitsue Takayama, Ken Fricker, Juliet Haffner, Harry Zaratzian – viola
  • Fred Zlotkin, Clay Ruede, Beverly Lauridsen, Julie Green – cello
  • Gary Chester – string and woodwind recording, mixing
  • Art Polhemus – vocal and rhythm track recording
  • Tony Wright – art direction
  • Aldo Sampieri – design
  • Michel Comte, Wayne Maser – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Marianne Faithfull and Angelo Badalamenti, except where noted.

  1. Prologue – Angelo Badalamenti, Dante Alighieri (contains an interpolation od “Divine Comedy)
  2. Sleep – Marianne Faithfull, Angelo Badalamenti, Frank McGuinness
  3. Love in the Afternoon
  4. Flaming September
  5. She
  6. Bored by Dreams
  7. Losing – Marianne Faithfull, David Foreman, Angelo Badalamenti
  8. The Wedding – Marianne Faithfull, Angelo Badalamenti, Frank McGuinness
  9. The Stars Line Up
  10. Epilogue – Angelo Badalamenti, William Shakespeare (contains and interpolation of “The Tempest”)

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