Marianne Faithfull ‎– Dangerous Acquaintancs

Island Records ‎– 204015
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo


1 Sweetheart 3:15


German audiophile pressing. Record NM, Cover Ex+/NM-

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VG 71469 Marianne Faithfull Dangerous Acquaintances(LP, Album) Island Records VG 71469 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
XM5-9648 Marianne Faithfull Dangerous Acquaintances(Cass, Album, Dol) Island Records XM5-9648 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
ILPS 9648 Marianne Faithfull Dangerous Acquaintances(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9648 US 1981 Sell This Version
14C 062-64737 Marianne Faithfull Dangerous Acquaintances(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 14C 062-64737 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
782 097 Marianne Faithfull Dangerous Acquaintances(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Lmlr 782 097 France 2014 Sell This Version


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May 7, 2017

AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger
A rather lukewarm, disappointing follow-up to Broken English, on which Marianne Faithfull seemed to be retreating from that album's sonic and lyrical risks. Although Broken English had found most of its audience with the new wave/alternative crowd (songs like "Why'd Ya Do It," after all, were too shocking to get much commercial airplay), Dangerous Acquaintances seemed to be moving back to more mainstream rock territory, particularly in the arrangements. It's always a possible sign of trouble when there are over a dozen session musicians in the credits, and much of the record's music has a sort of anonymous feel. The songs, too, are less striking (and less angrily risqué) than those of Broken English, although Faithfull was still carving her own identity with lyrics about romantic duplicity. The most commercially accessible track, "For Beauties Sake," was co-written by Faithfull and Steve Winwood.