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".
Broken English" is a song recorded by English singer Marianne Faithfull for her seventh studio album Broken English (1979). It was released as the second single from the album on 25 January 1980 by Island Records. Written by Faithfull, Barry Reynolds, Joe Mavety, Steve York and Terry Stannard, the song's lyrical theme revolves around terrorism. The inspiration behind the song was Ulrike Meinhof, a co-founder of the terrorist group Baader-Meinhof Gang.
After a lengthy absence, Faithfull resurfaced on this 1979 album, which took the edgy and brittle sound of punk rock and gave it a shot of studio-smooth dance rock. Faithfull's whiskey-worn vocals perfectly match the bitter and biting "Why'd Ya Do It" and revitalize John Lennon's "Working Class Hero.
Artist: Marianne Faithfull. Album: Broken English. Vinyl: VG. Jacket: VG-. E-Checks take up to a week to clear, and will not accept them. Marianne Faithfull Broken English LP Island Why D'Ya Do It Inner Sleeve. This is the LP Broken English by Marianne Faithfull. It is on the Island label. The original inner sleeve is here. The record is in VG condition with a couple of light paper scuffs Marianne Faithfull-Broken English-Island Records-ILPS 9570.
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Marianne Faithfull - Broken English 1979. Could have come through anytime, Cold lonely, puritan What are you fighting for ? It's not my security. It's just an old war, Not even a cold war, Don't say it in Russian, Don't say it in German. Say it in broken English, Say it in broken English. Lose your father, your husband, Your mother, your children. What are you dying for ? It's not my reality. Say it in broken English,.
Marianne Faithfull celebrates her 70th birthday on the 29th of December. John Scott takes a listen to her 1979 album Broken English. In 1964, The Rolling Stones had not yet ascended to the rock aristocracy that they would come to epitomise. Seventeen year old Marianne Faithfull on the other hand was the daughter of a real-life aristocrat; her mother was a member of the Austrian house of Sacher-Masoch.