Marianne Faithfull – Go Away From My World



  • This is an amazing sounding copy of Faithfull’s debut album in the states
  • If you know just how good a top copy of Aftermath can sound, you know what to expect on this side one
  • Huge space, Tubey Magic, breathy vocals and “baroque arrangements” – a real audiophile treat
  • Top talents such as Andrew Loog Oldham, Gus Dudgeon and Jon Mark lend a hand

This is a Big Production Demo Disc, complete with harpsichords, string players and gorgeous guitars. If you know the sound of 1965 Tubey Magical Pop Reverb, you know what’s in store for you on some of these tracks.

Perhaps Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme is the better comparison — that record sounds amazing and so does this one.

Side One

Everything works on this side. The first two tracks are excellent of course, but the best sound is found on track three.

This is a Byrds-era recording with many of the Folky Pop tropes they were known for, but the sound here is CLEARLY better than any Byrds record from the mid-60s of which I am aware.

Side Two

Smooth and rich is the right sound for the album and this side is giving you that sound. Play track three to hear the clear acoustic guitar and breathy vocal, and compare that to the huge sound of the previous tracks to know that this side has it going on.

Sadly we had a very difficult time finding enough clean, distortion-free, good sounding copies to do this shootout. The next one will be many years from now, so fans of mid-’60s pop should grab this copy now. Unless I miss my guess there won’t be any others this good on our site for a very long time.


Side One

Go Away From My World
Come My Way
Last Thing On My Mind
How Should True Love
Wild Mountain Time

Side Two

Summer Nights
Mary Ann
Scarborough Fair
North Country Maid
Sally Free And Easy

AMG  Review

Her self-titled debut features lovely baroque arrangements by Mike Leander and decent tunes like “As Tears Go By,” and Jackie DeShannon’s “Come and Stay With Me” and “In My Time of Sorrow,” and Bacharach/David’s “If I Never Get to Love You,”

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