Released: 1976
Recorded: IBC Sound Recording Studios, 35 Portland Place
Producers: Derek Wadsworth, John Worth, Bill Landis
Label: NEMS

Dreamin’ My Dreams

Marianne Faithfull

Click on the song titles above for lyrics and songwriting credits

A Netherlands picture sleeve 7" of All I Wanna Do In Life
Netherlands picture sleeve 7″ of All I Wanna Do In Life
Marianne first returned to music by re-inventing herself as “a country and western Marlene Dietrich”. In 1976 she recorded Dreamin My Dreams for the NEMS label, a country roots album with the Grease Band that included a selection of covers by Allen Reynolds, Waylon Jennings and the like. Marianne had also started writing again and one of the albums highlights was her own song ‘Lady Madeleine’ about her friend Madeleine D’Arcy. The single of ‘Dreamin My Dreams’ unexpectedly topped the Irish charts and so Marianne put together a touring band that included Joe Maverty and Barry Reynolds on guitars and Terry Standard on drums and Steve York on bass. They spent most of the next year on the road. Dreamin My Dreams was re-issued in 1978 as Faithless with four new recordings.

Performing 'All I Wanna Do In Life' on Dutch programme TopPop 1976
Performing ‘All I Wanna Do In Life’ on Dutch programme TopPop 1976
Marianne Faithfull vocals: The Grease Band: Henry McCullough lead guitar, mandolin, backing vocals; Neil Hubbard guitar, pedal steel guitar; Mick Weaver piano, organ, synthesizer; Alan Spenner bass, backing vocals; Bruce Rowland drums.

Producer Credits:
Bill Landis – “Dreamin’ My Dreams” and “Lady Madelaine”
Derek Wadsworth – “Vanilla O’Lay”, “The Way You Want Me to Be”, “Wrong Road Again” and “This Time”
John Worth – “Somebody Loves You”, “All I Wanna Do in Life”, “I’m Not Lisa” and “Fairy Tale Hero”