Released: 2004
Recorded: Fallout Shelter, London
Producers: PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Hal Willner, Rob Ellis
Mixing:
Label: Naïve

Before The Poison

Marianne Faithfull

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Marianne at home with PJ Harvey working on tracks for Before the Poison
Marianne at home with PJ Harvey working on tracks for Before the Poison
THE MYSTERY OF LOVE. Music and lyrics by PJ Harvey. The track features Marianne’s vocals with PJ Harvey on guitars, bass and synths and Rob Ellis on drums, piano and glockenspeil. The track was produced by PJ Harvey MY FRIENDS HAVE. Music and lyrics by PJ Harvey. The track features Marianne Faithfull’s vocals together with PJ Harvey on guitars and backing vocals; Rob Ellis on drums and Portishead’s Adrian Utley on guitars and synth bass. The track was produced by PJ Harvey CRAZY LOVE. Music by Nick Cave with lyrics by Marianne Faithfull. Marianne is backed by Cave together with Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos and Martin P Casey from the Bad Seeds. The track was co-produced by Nick Cave and Hal Willner
Marianne with Nick Cave when they worked together on Before the Poison.
Marianne with Nick Cave when they worked together on Before the Poison.
LAST SONG. Music and lyrics by Damon Albarn with additional lyrics by Marianne Faithfull. Marianne is backed by Adrian Utley on guitars and bass; Rob Ellis on piano and percussion; Catherine Browning on violins and Andy Nice on cello. The strong arrangements are by Rob Ellis, who also produced the track in partnership with Head NO CHILD OF MINE. Music and lyrics by PJ Harvey. The track features Marianne’s vocals with PJ Harvey on backing vocals, guitars, piano and bass; Rob Ellis on drums and piano and Adrian Utley on bass synth. The track was produced by PJ Harvey BEFORE THE POISON. Music by PJ Harvey with lyrics by Marianne Faithfull. The track features PJ Harvey on guitar, piano and backing vocals together with Rob Ellis on drums and percussion and Adrian Utley on bass and guitar. The track was produced by PJ Harvey
A CD single of Crazy Love was issued prior to the albums release
A CD single of Crazy Love was issued prior to the albums release
THERE IS A GHOST. Music by Nick Cave with lyrics by Marianne Faithfull. Recorded with Cave and Bad Seeds’ Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos and Martin P Casey. The track was co-produced by Nick Cave and Hal Willner IN THE FACTORY. Music by PJ Harvey with lyrics by Marianne Faithfull and PJ Harvey. The track features PJ Harvey on guitars, slide bass and synths together with Rob Ellis on drums and Adrian Utley on guitar and bass. It was produced by PJ Harvey DESPERANTO. Music by Nick Cave with lyrics by Marianne Faithfull. Recorded with Cave and Bad Seeds’ Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos and Martin P Casey. Co-produced by Nick Cave and Hal Willner. CITY OF QUARTZ. Music by Jon Brion with lyrics by Marianne Faithfull. Jon Brion is the celebrated American composer, producer and songwriter who built his reputation working with such artists as Aimee Mann, Rufus Wainwright, David Byrne and The Eels. This track features Adrian Utley on toy piano, paintbrush guitar, sampled dictaphone of a marxophone originally played by Jon Brion; Diana Gutkind on piano; Rob Ellis on fake piano, fake vibraphone, fake glockenspeil and fake clockwork mechanisms; Catherine Browning on violins and Andy Nice on cello. The string arrangement is by Rob Ellis, who also produced the track in partnership with Head. The album was originally scheduled for release in November 2003 as The Mystery of Love with different artwork and running order: 1. No Child Of Mine 2. Before The Poison 3. Crazy Love 4. My Friends Have 5. In The Factory 6. Last Song 7. City of Quartz 8. There Is A Ghost 9. Desperanto 10.The Mystery Of Love