Before the Poison - Marianne Faithfull
Track Listing
  1. The Mystery of Love
  2. My Friends Have
  3. Crazy Love
  4. Last Song
  5. No Child of Mine
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  1. The Mystery of Love
  2. My Friends Have
  3. Crazy Love
  4. Last Song
  5. No Child of Mine
  6. Before the Poison
  7. There Is a Ghost
  8. In the Factory
  9. Desperanto
  10. City of Quartz
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Each time Marianne Faithfull issues a recording, fans and pundits hold their breaths waiting for another outing as iconoclastic as Broken English. Before the Poison isn't it for a number of reasons, quality not being one of them. Simply put, Before the Poison is an album that concerns itself with both sides of love, friendship, and redemption, not desolation or desperation. That said, there is plenty of human shadow in these ten songs. Polly Harvey wrote three songs here, co-wrote a pair with Faithfull, and is present on ...