Negative Capability is Marianne Faithfull's 21st album, and the most emotionally powerful of her 54-year recording career. Facing down arthritis and bolstered by collaborators including Warren Ellis, Nick Cave, Rob Ellis, Ed Harcourt and Mark Lanegan, the record is charged with brutal honesty and autobiographical reflection as she addresses losing old friends, her loneliness living in her adopted city of Paris, and love.
Driven by her supernatural reinterpretative skills, florid lyricism, battle against the pain she lives with, and realised with her stellar group of musicians, Negative Capability is Marianne's unflinchingly honest and relentlessly beautiful late-life masterpiece. The stark emotional heft, exquisitely framed by ornately sensitive musical backdrops can only be likened to the late-life works by Johnny Cash or Leonard Cohen.
This deluxe edition CD format supplements the record with three bonus tracks.
2. The Gypsy Faerie Queen
3. As Tears Go By
4. In My Own Particular Way
5. Born to Live
6. Witches Song
7. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Re-Recorded)
8. They Come at Night
9. Don't Go
10. No Moon in Paris
11. Loneliest Person
12. No Moon in Paris (Radio Edit)
13. They Come at Night (Alt Version)